Bill to Raise Indecency Fines Advances in House

Bill to Raise Indecency Fines Advances in House
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The House Commerce Committee passed a bill to raise broadcast indecency fines to $500,000 per violation. The current maximum is $32,500.
A provision allowing individuals to be fined (affecting on-air talent, for example, rather than just the station) was included.
The vote was 46-2. The measure goes to the House floor.
A Senate measure would raise the penalty for broadcast indecency to $325,000 per violation.
Similar legislation failed to pass Congress last fall.

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