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

 
[109th Congress Public Law 34]
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[DOCID: f:publ034.109]

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Public Law 109-34
109th Congress

                                 An Act


 
    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. <<NOTE: July 12, 2005 -  [S. 1282]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. FINANCIAL INTERESTS OF OFFICERS, MANAGERS, OR DIRECTORS.

    Section 621(5)(D) of the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 (47 
U.S.C. 763(5)(D)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``(I)'' in clause (ii);
            (2) by striking ``signatories, or (II)'' in clause (ii) and 
        all that follows through ``mechanism;'' and inserting 
        ``signatories; and'';
            (3) by striking ``organization; and'' in clause (iii) and 
        inserting ``organization.''; and
            (4) by striking clause (iv).

SEC. 2. CRITERIA FOR INTELSAT SEPARATED ENTITIES.

    Subtitle B of title VI of the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 
(47 U.S.C. 763 et seq.) is amended by striking section 623 (47 U.S.C. 
763b).

SEC. 3. PRESERVATION OF SPACE SEGMENT CAPACITY OF THE GMDSS.

    Section 624 of the Communications Satellite Act of 1962 (47 U.S.C. 
763c) is amended to read as follows:

``SEC. 624. SPACE SEGMENT CAPACITY OF THE GMDSS.

    ``The United States shall preserve the space segment capacity of the 
GMDSS. This section is not intended to alter the status that the GMDSS 
would otherwise have under United States laws and regulations of the 
International Telecommunication Union with respect to spectrum, orbital 
locations, or other operational parameters, or to be a barrier to 
competition for the provision of GMDSS services.''.

SEC. 4. <<NOTE: 47 USC 703.>> SATELLITE SERVICE REPORT.

    (a) Annual Report.--The Federal Communications Commission shall 
review competitive market conditions with respect to domestic and 
international satellite communications services and shall include in an 
annual report an analysis of those conditions. The Commission shall 
transmit a copy of the report to the Senate Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation and the House of Representatives Committee 
on Energy and Commerce.
    (b) Content.--The Commission shall include in the report--

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            (1) an identification of the number and market share of 
        competitors in domestic and international satellite markets;
            (2) an analysis of whether there is effective competition in 
        the market for domestic and international satellite services; 
        and
            (3) a list of any foreign nations in which legal or 
        regulatory practices restrict access to the market for satellite 
        services in such nation in a manner that undermines competition 
        or favors a particular competitor or set of competitors.

    Approved July 12, 2005.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1282:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 151 (2005):
            June 21, considered and passed Senate.
            June 29, considered and passed House.

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