Text: H.R.4588 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4588


To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to deny the right to grant retransmission consent to a television broadcast station if an AM or FM radio broadcast station licensed to the same licensee transmits a sound recording without providing compensation for programming.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 7, 2014

Mrs. Blackburn (for herself and Ms. Eshoo) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to deny the right to grant retransmission consent to a television broadcast station if an AM or FM radio broadcast station licensed to the same licensee transmits a sound recording without providing compensation for programming.

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 “Protecting the Rights of Musicians Act”.

SEC. 2. Effect of certain radio transmissions on right to grant television retransmission consent.

Section 325(b)(2) of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 325(b)(2)) is amended—

(1) in subparagraph (D), by striking “or” at the end;

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

(3) by inserting after subparagraph (E) the following:

“(F) to retransmission of the signal of a television broadcast station if the licensee of such station is also the licensee of an AM or FM radio broadcast station and, during the term of the license for such television broadcast station in which such retransmission occurs, such licensee has transmitted a sound recording over such radio station without providing compensation for all programming carried over the signal.”.