S.2989 - Low Power Radio Act of 2000106th Congress (1999-2000)
|Sponsor:||Sen. McCain, John [R-AZ] (Introduced 07/27/2000)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/27/2000 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2989 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)
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.
Introduced in Senate (07/27/2000)
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.