H.R.5696 - To make a technical correction to section 3009 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4] (Introduced 04/03/2008)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||04/04/2008 Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet.|
|Notes:||For further action, see S.2607, which became Public Law 110-295 on 7/30/2008.|
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Summary: H.R.5696 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/03/2008)
Amends the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 to extend through FY2012 the requirement for the Assistant Secretary for Communications and Information of the Department of Commerce to make payments from the Digital Television Transition and Public Safety Fund to implement a program to reimburse each licensee of an eligible low-power television station for equipment to upgrade low-power television stations from analog to digital in eligible rural communities.
Requires such reimbursements to be issued to eligible stations on or after February 18, 2009 (currently, no earlier than FY2010).