S.2767 - A bill to authorize the enforcement by State and local governments of certain Federal Communications Commission regulations regarding use of citizens band radio equipment.106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Feingold, Russell D. [D-WI] (Introduced 06/22/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||06/22/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
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Summary: S.2767 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to allow a State or local government to enact a statute or ordinance that prohibits a violation of Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations which prohibit: (1) a use of citizens band radio equipment not authorized by the FCC; or (2) the unauthorized operation of such equipment on a frequency between 24 and 35 megahertz.
Introduced in Senate (06/22/2000)
Provides that a station licensed by the FCC in any radio service for the operation at issue shall not be subject to such a statute or ordinance.
Requires the FCC to provide technical guidance regarding the detection and determination of violations of FCC regulations.
Permits a person affected to submit to the FCC an appeal of the decision of a State or local government enforcing such a statute or ordinance.
Provides that: (1) the enforcement of such a statute or ordinance shall not preclude the FCC from enforcing the regulation in that case concurrently; and (2) nothing in this Act shall be construed to diminish or otherwise affect FCC jurisdiction over devices capable of interfering with radio communications.
Mandates that enforcement of a statute or ordinance with respect to citizens band radio equipment aboard a commercial motor vehicle shall require probable cause that such vehicle or individual is in violation of such FCC regulations.