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Bush to Sign Indecency Bill

Bush to Sign Indecency Bill

Slip-ups by your on-air talent are about to get a lot more expensive. President Bush said he intends to sign the measure to raise broadcast indecency fines passed by the House on Wednesday.
In a statement, he said: “I believe that government has a responsibility to help strengthen families. This legislation will make television and radio more family friendly by allowing the FCC to impose stiffer fines on broadcasters who air obscene or indecent programming.”
The Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act raises the fine per indecency violation to $325,000 from the current $32,500; S. 193 also sets a $3 million cap for continuing violations.
The Senate passed the legislation in May.