H.R.6248 - Fairness in Political Advertising Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Kaptur, Marcy [D-OH-9] (Introduced 06/27/2018)|
|Committees:||House - Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||House - 06/27/2018 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6248 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/27/2018)
Fairness in Political Advertising Act of 2018
This bill amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require television broadcasting station licensees and cable operators to make available annually free broadcast or cable time for political advertising. For political candidates in a statewide or national election whose parties received more than 2% of total votes in the most recent statewide or national election, the bill requires such television broadcast station licensees and cable operators to allot an equal amount (at least two hours) of free broadcast time each even-numbered year to each candidate. The bill also sets forth standards for allotting free broadcast time during the hours of 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., during specific periods before an election, and at comparable times of day and days of the week to candidates for the same office.
Nothing in this bill, and no use of allotted free broadcast time, shall be construed to restrict a candidate's right to purchase other broadcast time.