S 492

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

S. 492

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2013.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 4, 2011

Mr. DEMINT (for himself and Mr. COBURN) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit Federal funding for the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2013.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING AFTER FISCAL YEAR 2013.

    (a) In General- Section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

`Prohibition on Federal Funds After Fiscal Year 2013

    `(n) No Federal funds may be made available to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2013.'.

    (b) Corporation Prohibited From Accepting Federal Funds- Subsection (g) of section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396(g)) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting `subject to paragraph (3)(C),' before `obtain'; and

      (2) in paragraph (3)--

        (A) in subparagraph (A), by striking `; and' and inserting a semicolon;

        (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting `; and'; and

        (C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

        `(C) accepting funds from the Federal Government after fiscal year 2013.'.

    (c) Conforming Amendments- Section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396) is further amended--

      (1) in subsection (k)(3)(A)(iv)(II), by inserting `through fiscal year 2013' after `amounts received'; and

      (2) in subsection (m)--

        (A) in paragraph (1), by inserting `through fiscal year 2013' after `every three years thereafter'; and

        (B) in paragraph (2), by inserting `and through fiscal year 2013,' after `1989,'.

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