Is There Year-End Movement On Performance Fee Legislation?
December 15, 2010 at 1:18 PM (PT)
Despite HR 848, the Performance Rights Act being placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 405 by the House Judiciary Committee YESTERDAY (12/14), it's unlikely there will be any action during the remainder of 2010. However, the legislation did make it out of committee and sent to the full House.
The NAB spoke to a number of Congressional offices and all sources confirmed that the committee report for H.R. 848 was filed along with a number of committee reports for other unresolved bills from the House Judiciary Committee. Additionally, these offices, both Republican and Democrat, confirmed that there was no plan to bring the performance fee bill to the House floor.
NAB EVP/Communications DENNIS WHARTON told ALL ACCESS, "NAB is watching the waning days of the lame duck very closely to guard against a dark-of-night attempt to pass the bill that passed out of committee last year. Meanwhile, we continue to engage congressional leaders with our offer to resolve this issue once and for all, as was evidenced when our Board adopted the Term Sheet [Which can be viewed here] at our OCTOBER NAB Board meeting."