H.R.6286 - A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to establish orderly procedures for the consideration of applications for renewal of broadcast licenses.93rd Congress (1973-1974)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Whitten, Jamie L. [D-MS-1] (Introduced 03/28/1973)|
|Committees:||House - Commerce|
|Latest Action:||03/28/1973 Referred to House Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce.|
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Summary: H.R.6286 — 93rd Congress (1973-1974)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (03/28/1973)
Provides that no license granted for a broadcasting station operation under the Communications Act of 1934 shall be for a longer term than five years (now three years).
Provides under the Communications Act that the Federal Communications Commission in acting upon the applications for renewal of broadcast licenses may not consider the application of any other person for the facilities for which renewal is sought if the Commissioner finds that the public interest, convenience and necessity would be served by granting the renewal application to the present operator.
Provides that if the Commissioner determines that the renewal applicant would not be in the public interest it may deny such application and accept other applications.