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H.R.4572: STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about science, technology, communications
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Sponsor Greg Walden, R-Ore.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced May 6, 2014
Latest Major Action July 29, 2014
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Bill Progress

  • Bill introduced in the House   
  • Bill passed in the House   
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  • Bill signed into law

Bill Summary

STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 - Title I: Communications Provisions - (Sec. 101) Amends the Communications Act of 1934, as amended by the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA), to extend until December 31, 2019, the exemption from retransmission consent requirements (which prohibit cable systems or other multichannel video programming distributors [MVPDs] from retransmitting broadcasting station signals without the authority of the originating station) for satellite retransmissions of network station signals to subscribers located outside of a station's local market who reside in unserved households (commonly referred to as "distant signals"). Extends until January 1, 2020: (1) the prohibition on exclusive retransmission consent contracts, and (2) the requirement that television broadcast stations and MVPDs negotiate in good faith.

(Sec. 102) Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prohibit television broadcast s...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 29, 2014 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
July 23, 2014 Received in the Senate.
July 22, 2014 The title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
July 22, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 22, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6588-6589)
July 22, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4572.
July 22, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6588-6592)
July 22, 2014 Mr. Walden moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 11, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 389.
July 11, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 113-518.
May 8, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
May 8, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 7, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
May 6, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.