Text: H.R.2175 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (04/29/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 2175


To prohibit as indecent the broadcasting of any advertisement for a medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 29, 2009

Mr. Moran of Virginia (for himself and Mr. Brady of Pennsylvania) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To prohibit as indecent the broadcasting of any advertisement for a medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, and for other purposes.

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

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Families for ED Advertising Decency Act”.

SEC. 2. Definition of indecency.

Within 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall revise the Commission’s interpretations of, and enforcement policies concerning, section 73.3999 of the Commission’s regulations (47 CFR 73.3999), relating to indecent material that no licensee of a radio or television broadcast station shall broadcast on any day between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., to treat as indecent for such purposes any advertisement for a medication for the treatment of erectile dysfunction or for male enhancement. This section shall not require treating as indecent any product placement or other display or mention merely of the trademarked name or generic name for such a medication.