Senate Commerce Readies Indecency Vote

Senate Commerce Readies Indecency Vote
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The Senate Commerce Committee is expected to mark up its broadcast indecency bill Tuesday (March 9).
S. 2056, the Broadcast Decency Enforcement Act of 2004, sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., would raise the fines the FCC could levy for broadcast indecency tenfold to $275,000, with a cap of $3 million for repeat offenders. A similar bill passed out of the House Commerce Committee last week with the penalties hiked to $500,000 per incident.

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