H.R.5919 - Family Choice Act of 2006

To empower parents to protect children from increasing depictions of indecent material on television. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: Family Choice Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Official: To empower parents to protect children from increasing depictions of indecent material on television. as introduced.

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07/27/06
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Official Summary

Family Choice Act of 2006 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules to protect children from indecent video programming carried by a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD). Gives MVPDs the option to either: (1) not tra

Official Summary

Family Choice Act of 2006 - Amends the Communications Act of 1934 to require the Federal Communications Commission to adopt rules to protect children from indecent video programming carried by a multichannel video programming distributor (MVPD). Gives MVPDs the option to either:
(1) not transmit indecent or profane material in the expanded basic tier between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.;
(2) scramble or block any channel that a subscriber does not wish to receive; or
(3) allow a subscriber to subscribe to a family tier of programming (defined as including all channels on the expanded basic tier, except those that carry programs rated TV-14 or TV-MA during those hours). Requires MVPDs that elect to scramble or block channels to issue credit to a subscriber for any channel the subscriber elects to block. Requires MVPDs that elect to provide a family tier to allow a subscriber to obtain the family tier of programming for one or more of the subscriber's reception devices while simultaneously obtaining other tiers for other of the subscriber's reception devices.

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