Report: Indecency Bill Not Likely For Senate Markup This Week
May 16, 2006 at 1:01 PM (PT)
It looks now like the indecency bill won't be marked up at the SENATE COMMERCE COMMITTEE this week after all. BROADCASTING AND CABLE is reporting that the bill to increase broadcast indecency penalties, introduced by Sen. SAM BROWNBACK (R-KS), has been bounced from the schedule, ostensibly due to a scheduling conflict with another bill but also possibly by committee chairman Sen. TED STEVENS' (R-AK) desire to let the broadcasting industry's own plan have a chance to work first.
The next opportunity for the bill's markup is JUNE 8, but the bill will likely not be scheduled for that date due to the new telecommunications bill being scheduled for the same day.