‘Fleeting’ Indecency Bill Introduced - Radio World

‘Fleeting’ Indecency Bill Introduced

Several members of the House have introduced a bill that would require the FCC to take action against a broadcaster for any single offending word or image.
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Several members of the House have introduced a bill that would require the FCC to take action against a broadcaster for any single offending word or image.

Rep. Chip Pickering, R-Miss., with co-sponsors Reps. Jim Matheston, D-Utah, Mike McIntyre, D-N.C., and Joseph Pitts, R-Pa., introduced the Protecting Children From Indecent Programming Act. If passed, a single offensive image or fleeting utterance on-air would be enough to garner a broadcaster a $325,000 fine for violating the FCC’s indecency rules.

Sen. John Rockefeller, D-W.V., introduced a similar bill in the Senate in July.

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