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A bill to amend the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 to strike the privatization criteria for INTELSAT separated entities, remove certain restrictions on separated and successor entities to INTELSAT, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (7)

Date Actions Overview
07/12/2005Became Public Law No: 109-34. (TXT | PDF)
07/12/2005Signed by President.
06/30/2005Presented to President.
06/29/2005Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed without objection.(text: CR H5372)
06/29/2005Committee on Energy and Commerce discharged.(consideration: CR H5372)
06/21/2005Passed/agreed to in Senate: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6977-6978; text as passed Senate: CR S6977-6978)
06/21/2005Introduced in Senate

All Actions (11)

Date Chamber All Actions
07/12/2005Became Public Law No: 109-34. (TXT | PDF)
07/12/2005Signed by President.
06/30/2005SenatePresented to President.
06/29/2005-10:47amHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/29/2005-10:47amHouseOn passage Passed without objection. (text: CR H5372)
06/29/2005HouseCommittee on Energy and Commerce discharged. (consideration: CR H5372)
06/29/2005-10:47amHouseMr. Barton (TX) asked unanimous consent to discharge from committee and consider.
06/21/2005HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
06/21/2005SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/21/2005-9:13pmHouseReceived in the House.
06/21/2005SenateIntroduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6977-6978; text as passed Senate: CR S6977-6978)

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Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce06/21/2005 Referred to
06/29/2005 Discharged from

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Public Law No: 109-34 (07/12/2005)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Amends title VI (Open-market Reorganization for the Betterment of International Telecommunications Act or ORBIT Act) of the Communications Satellite Act of 1962, concerning INTELSAT (a global satellite provider of voice, data, and Internet services) and Inmarsat (a global mobile satellite communications provider), to prohibit any successor entity or separated entity from having officers or managers who are officers or managers of any signatories. (Current law prohibits any successor entity or separated entity from having officers or managers who are officers or managers of any signatories or former signatories or who have any direct financial interest in or financial relationship to any signatories or former signatories, except that such interest may be managed through a blind trust or similar mechanism.) Strikes provsions that prohibited a separated entity from having officers or directors, who are either officers or managers of any intergovernmental organization or who have any direct financial interest in or financial relationship to any international organization, except that such interest may be managed through a blind trust or similar mechanism.

Requires the United States to preserve the space segment capacity of the GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress and Safety System).

Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to review competitive market conditions of domestic and international satellite communications services and include in an annual report an analysis of those conditions.