S.2454 - Auction Reform Act of 2002107th Congress (2001-2002)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Ensign, John [R-NV] (Introduced 05/02/2002)|
|Committees:||Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Latest Action:||05/02/2002 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
|Notes:||For further action, see H.R. 4560, which became Public Law 107-195 on 6/19/2002.|
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Summary: S.2454 — 107th Congress (2001-2002)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Auction Reform Act of 2002 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934, the Balanced Budget Act of 1997, and other Federal law to repeal current deadlines for licenses for and auctioning of electromagnetic spectrum used by analog television broadcasters (which includes spectrum in the general 700 megahertz range). Prohibits the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) from commencing or conducting spectrum auctions 31 and 44, currently scheduled for June 19, 2002.
Introduced in Senate (05/02/2002)
Requires the FCC to report to Congress: (1) specifying when it intends to reschedule such auctions; and (2) describing progress made in the transition from analog to digital television and in the assignment and allocation of additional spectrum for advanced mobile communications services that warrants the scheduling of such auctions.