H.R. 3333, "The Communications Act of 1979" Section by Section Analysis

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Page 11 - No member of the Commission or person in its employ shall be financially interested in the manufacture or sale of radio apparatus or of apparatus for wire or radio communication; in communication by wire or radio or in radio transmission of energy; in any company furnishing services or such apparatus to any company engaged in communication by wire or radio or to any company manufacturing or selling apparatus used for communication by wire or radio; or in any company owning stocks, bonds, or other...
Page 41 - Public Notice: Applicability of the Fairness Doctrine in the Handling of Controversial Issues of Public Importance.
Page 15 - Commission, and (3) the use and expenditure of funds. (b) (1) In carrying out any of his functions under the provisions of this section the Chairman shall be governed by general policies of the Commission and by such regulatory decisions, findings, and determinations as the Commission may by law be authorized to make.
Page 71 - Corporation is authorized to— "(A) facilitate the full development of educational broadcasting in which programs of high quality, obtained from diverse sources, will be made available to noncommercial educational television or radio broadcast stations, with strict adherence to objectivity and balance in all programs or series of programs of a controversial nature...
Page 40 - [f]or inefficient and highly questionable use of the adjudicating process, it is difficult to find a rival to the comparative hearing in a radio or television case.
Page 42 - Unless minorities are encouraged to enter the mainstream of the commercial broadcasting business, a substantial proportion of our citizenry will remain underserved...
Page 54 - Except as otherwise provided in this Act, the Commission from time to time, as public convenience, interest, or necessity requires shall— (a) Classify radio stations; (b) Prescribe the nature of the service to be rendered by each class of licensed stations and each station within any class...
Page 4 - Commission is composed of five Commissioners, appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate for terms of seven years.
Page 62 - ... individual, that willfully violates the provisions of this Act, or any regulation, license, or order issued to carry out this Act shall be fined not more than $1,000,000; (3) any individual who willfully violates the provisions of this Act or any regulation, license, or order issued to carry out this Act shall be fined not more than $50,000, or imprisoned not more than 10 years, or both; and (4) any individual who violates section 301(a) or any regulations issued to carry out that section shall,...
Page 70 - Board may be members of the same political party. "(2) The members of the Board (A) shall be selected from among citizens of the United States (not regular fulltime employees of the United States) who are eminent in such fields as education, cultural and civic affairs, or the arts, including radio and television...

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