Text: H.R.4353 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/16/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 4353

To require the Federal Communications Commission to authorize access by owners and operators of certain wireless microphones to a geolocation database maintained for the purpose of prohibiting the operation of unlicensed TV band devices on protected frequencies, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 16, 2009

Mr. Rush introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To require the Federal Communications Commission to authorize access by owners and operators of certain wireless microphones to a geolocation database maintained for the purpose of prohibiting the operation of unlicensed TV band devices on protected frequencies, 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 “Wireless Microphone Users Interference Protection Act”.

SEC. 2. Access to geolocation database.

(a) Authorization.—The Federal Communications Commission shall authorize the owners and operators of wireless microphones operating on a primary basis in the VHF bands and on a secondary basis in the UHF bands (and their appointed technical representatives) to have access to the geolocation database maintained for the purpose of prohibiting the operation of unlicensed TV band devices on protected frequencies.

(b) Registration sites.—For the purposes of identifying locations which shall be protected through registration in the geolocation database under subsection (a), the following sites are deemed registration sites under part 74 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations:

(1) Amusement Parks.

(2) Arenas.

(3) Convention Centers.

(4) Educational Facilities.

(5) Fairgrounds.

(6) Governmental Facilities.

(7) Houses of Worship.

(8) Lodging Facilities.

(9) Museums.

(10) Recording Studios.

(11) Restaurants.

(12) Stadiums.

(13) Theaters.

SEC. 3. Definitions.

For the purposes of this Act, the following definitions apply:

(1) AMUSEMENT PARK.—The term “amusement park” means a commercially operated park equipped with various recreational devices, entertainment, and typically booths for games and the sale of food and drink.

(2) ARENA.—The term “arena” means any facility primarily used for an athletic contest, sporting event, or musical concert.

(3) CONVENTION CENTER.—The term “convention center” means any civic building or group of buildings designed for events, such as conventions, industrial shows, and exhibitions, and which often includes an auditorium, a conference or meeting room, hotel accommodations, a restaurant, and other facilities.

(4) EDUCATIONAL FACILITY.—The term “educational facility” means any building, place, or institution where instruction to students is provided, including any day care center, nursery school, public or private school, college or university, career or technical education school, and corporate training center.

(5) FAIRGROUND.—The terms “fairground” means any place or area where a fair, concert, circus, festival, parade, or an exhibition is held.

(6) GOVERNMENTAL FACILITY.—The term “governmental facility” means any facility used for the operations of Federal, State, local, or tribal government.

(7) HOUSE OF WORSHIP.—The term “house of worship” means any building, place, or institution devoted to religious worship, including a church, synagogue, temple, mosque, or chapel.

(8) LODGING FACILITY.—The term “lodging facility” means any individual hotel, motel, or inn that makes accommodation available on a temporary basis for a charge.

(9) MUSEUM.—The term “museum” means a building, place, or institution devoted to the procurement, care, study, and display of works of art, scientific specimens, and other objects of lasting interest or value.

(10) RECORDING STUDIO.—The term “recording studio” means any place equipped for the regular production and recording of live or prerecorded music, television, motion picture, or other kind of news, sports, entertainment, educational, or religious programming.

(11) RESTAURANT.—The term “restaurant” means an establishment where meals or refreshments may be purchased.

(12) STADIUM.—The term “stadium” means an arena or outdoor venue, usually with tiered seating or a separate space reserved for spectators, that is used primarily for a musical concert or sporting event, including a race track and a golf course.

(13) THEATER.—The term “theater” means any place, building, enclosure, or structure with a seating capacity that is used for a dramatic performance, stage entertainment, or motion picture show.