Summary: S.3069 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (09/19/2000)

Children's Protection Act of 2000 - Makes the antitrust laws inapplicable to any joint discussion, consideration, review, action, or agreement (discussion) by or among persons in the entertainment industry for the purpose of developing and disseminating voluntary guidelines designed to: (1) alleviate the negative impact of telecast material, movies, video games, Internet content, and music lyrics containing violence, sexual content, criminal behavior, or other subjects that are not appropriate for children; or (2) promote telecast material that is educational, informational, or otherwise beneficial to child development. Makes such exemption inapplicable to any such discussion that: (1) results in a boycott; or (2) concerns the purchase or sale of advertising, including restrictions on the number of products that may be advertised in a commercial, the number of times a program may be interrupted for commercials, and the number of consecutive commercials permitted within each interruption.

Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from establishing, expanding, or otherwise modifying requirements relating to the service obligations of noncommercial educational television stations except by agency rulemaking conducted under applicable Federal law. Terminates on the date of enactment of this Act the effect of additional programming guidance contained in the FCC memorandum opinion and order WQED Pittsburgh except to the extent such guidance is prescribed under FCC rulemaking procedures.