S.Res.66 - A resolution to establish regulations to implement television and radio coverage of proceedings of the Senate.98th Congress (1983-1984)
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|Sponsor:||Sen. Mathias, Charles McC., Jr. [R-MD] (Introduced 02/16/1983)|
|Committees:||Senate - Rules and Administration|
|Committee Reports:||S.Rept 98-167 Part 1; S.Rept 98-167 Part 1|
|Latest Action:||09/21/1984 Returned to the Calendar. Calendar No. 267.|
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Summary: S.Res.66 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (02/16/1983)
Directs that proceedings in the Senate Chamber be broadcast by radio and television: (1) in accordance with provisions of this resolution; (2) continuously when the Senate is in session (except when a closed door meeting is ordered); and (3) subject to certain provisions of the Standing Rules of the Senate pertaining to the Senate gallery. Requires that broadcasts be supervised and operated by the Senate and made available on a live basis and free of charge to specified entities. Requires the television broadcasts to follow the Presiding Officer and Senators who are recognized to speak.
Directs the Architect of the Capitol to provide for the construction and acquisition of broadcasting facilities and equipment. Sets forth duties of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate with respect to the operation and maintenance of such equipment and the disposition of audio and video tape recordings.
Directs the Librarian of Congress and the Archivist of the United States to receive, store, and make such recordings available to the public at no cost for viewing or listening on the premises. Authorizes the charging of a fee equal to the cost involved through distribution of taped copies.
Provides for a test period of Senate broadcasting equipment.
Prohibits the use of tape duplications of broadcast coverage for political or commercial purposes.
Requires that changes in regulations made by this resolution be made only by Senate resolution.
Authorizes expenditures, limited to a specified amount, to carry out this resolution.