Summary: S.2989 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (07/27/2000)

Low Power Radio Act of 2000 - Requires any low-power FM radio licensee determined by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to be transmitting a signal causing harmful interference to one or more licensed radio services to cease such transmission and to refrain from recommencing such signal until it has taken FCC-prescribed action to eliminate such interference.

Authorizes radio service licensees to bring an action for the enforcement of such requirement. Outlines complaint procedures, requiring resolution within 150 days. Authorizes the FCC to: (1) order the losing party to reimburse complaint costs; and (2) impose punitive damages for frivolous complaints.

Directs the FCC to complete all rulemakings necessary to implement the transition to digital radio no later than June 1, 2001.