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H.R.4635: Orphan County Telecommunications Rights Act of 2014
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||science, technology, communications|
|You can||read the bill|
|Sponsor||Robert B. Aderholt, R-Ala.|
|Total Cosponsors||5 (2 Democrats, 3 Republicans)|
|Introduced||May 9, 2014|
|Latest Major Action||July 21, 2014|
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|See it on||C-SPAN|
- Bill introduced in the House
- Bill passed in the House
- Bill passed in the Senate
- Bill signed into law
Orphan County Telecommunications Rights Act of 2014 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to permit an adjacent underserved county of a television broadcast station to file a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to be included in the local market of such station.
Defines "adjacent underserved county" as a county within a television broadcast station's adjacent market that is: (1) located in the same state as the station's community of license, and (2) not within the local market of any other station that is affiliated with the same television network and located in the same state.
Defines "adjacent market" as any designated market area adjacent to, and partially but not entirely in the same state as, the designated market area in which the station's community of license is located. Requires a county that is not within the local or adjacent market of any network station licensed to a community in the county's state to be c...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|July 21, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.|
|May 16, 2014||Referred to the Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.|
|May 9, 2014||Referred to House Judiciary|
|May 9, 2014||Referred to House Energy and Commerce|