Text: H.R.5538 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/16/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5538

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2012.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 16, 2010

Mr. Lamborn (for himself, Mr. Akin, Mrs. Bachmann, Mr. Bartlett, Mrs. Blackburn, Mr. Broun of Georgia, Mr. Conaway, Mr. Fleming, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Jordan of Ohio, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Neugebauer, and Mr. Linder) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2012.

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

SECTION 1. Prohibition on Federal funds for Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2012.

(a) In general.—Section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(n) Prohibition on Federal funds after fiscal year 2012.—No Federal funds may be made available to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2012.”.

(b) Corporation prohibited from accepting Federal funds.—Subsection (g) of such section is amended—

(1) in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting “subject to paragraph (3)(C),” before “obtain”; and

(2) in paragraph (3)—

(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking “; and” and inserting a semicolon;

(B) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting “; and”; and

(C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

“(C) accepting funds from the Federal Government after fiscal year 2012.”.

(c) Conforming amendments.—Such section is further amended—

(1) in subsection (k)(3)(A)(iv)(II), by inserting “through fiscal year 2012” after “amounts received”; and

(2) in subsection (m)—

(A) in paragraph (1), by inserting “through fiscal year 2012” after “every three years thereafter”; and

(B) in paragraph (2), by inserting “and through fiscal year 2012,” after “1989,”.