H.R.3439 - Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Oxley, Michael G. [R-OH-4] (Introduced 11/17/1999)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 106-567|
|Latest Action:||05/16/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
|Major Recorded Votes:||04/13/2000 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.3439 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Radio Broadcasting Preservation Act of 2000 - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to modify its rules authorizing the operation of low-power FM radio stations to: (1) prescribe minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels (as well as co-channels and first- and second-adjacent channels); and (2) prohibit any applicant from obtaining a low-power FM license if such applicant has engaged in the unlicensed operation of any radio station in violation of FCC radio licensing requirements.
Passed House amended (04/13/2000)
Prohibits the FCC, without specific authorization by Congress, from: (1) eliminating or reducing such minimum distance separations for third-adjacent channels; or (2) extending the eligibility for low-power FM stations beyond those organizations and entities proposed in MM Docket No. 99-25.
Invalidates any previously issued low-power FM station license that does not comply with such rule modifications.
Directs the FCC to conduct an experimental program to test whether low- power FM stations will result in harmful interference to existing FM radio stations if such stations are not subject to the minimum distance separation requirements. Requires the FCC to: (1) publish test results and allow an opportunity for public comment; and (2) report test results and FCC recommendations on reducing or eliminating minimum distance standards to specified congressional committees.