S. 352 - DTV Delay Act

Digital television, converter box, DTV, Television, TV, T.V., Digital TV, Digital T.V., Cable - Science, technology, communications. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
Sponsor:
Summary:
A bill to postpone the DTV transition date. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on January 29, 2009.

DTV Delay Act

S. 352 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Digital television, converter box, DTV, Television, TV, T.V., Digital TV, Digital T.V., Cable
Summary
A bill to postpone the DTV transition date. (by CRS)
Learn More
At OpenCongress
Title
A bill to postpone the DTV transition date.
Other Titles
  • DTV Delay Act
  • DTV Delay Act
  • DTV Delay Act
  • DTV Delay Act
Sponsor
John Rockefeller
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Consumer affairs
  • Department of Commerce
  • Emergency communications systems
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Telecommunication rates and fees
  • Television and film
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/29/2009
Passed Senate1/29/2009
Passed House2/04/2009
Signed by President2/11/2009
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
currently selectedSenateIntroduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.1/29/2009PASSED by voice vote
select this voteHouseOn Motion to Commit with Instructions: S 352 DTV Delay Act2/04/2009This motion DID NOT PASS the House
180 voted YES 242 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
select this voteHouseOn Passage - House - S 352 DTV Delay Act2/04/2009This bill PASSED the House
264 voted YES 158 voted NO 10 voted present/not voting
ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/29/2009
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage1/29/2009Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
1/30/2009Message on Senate action sent to the House.
2/02/2009Received in the House.
2/02/2009Held at the desk.
2/04/2009Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 108 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of S. 352 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
Presented to President2/04/2009Cleared for White House.
2/04/2009Rule H. Res. 108 passed House.
2/04/2009Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 108.
2/04/2009Rule provides for consideration of S. 352 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions. Measure will be considered read. Bill is closed to amendments.
2/04/2009DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on S. 352.
2/04/2009Mr. Barton (TX) moved to commit with instructions to Energy and Commerce.
2/04/2009DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Barton(TX) motion to commit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House adding a new section pertaining to Clearance of Public Safety Spectrum, Adjacent Channels, and other Channels Causing Interference.
2/04/2009The previous question on the motion to commit with instructions was ordered without objection.
select this voteVote2/04/2009On Motion to Commit with Instructions: S 352 DTV Delay Act
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage2/04/2009On Passage - House - S 352 DTV Delay Act
Presented to President2/09/2009Presented to President.
Signed2/11/2009Signed by President.
Enacted2/11/2009Became Public Law No: 111-4.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

12 times as much
$1,869,611
$6,100
$2,887,736
$4,763,447
$401,742
$401,742
3 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
DTV Delay Act: Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

3 organizations supported this bill

Consumers Union
Ted Hearn (2009, January 7). Consumers Union: Delay DTV Transition. Retrieved February 4, 2009, from MultiChannel.
National Association of Broadcasters
Scott M. Fulton, III (2009, January 27). The DTV Delay Act might not delay DTV for some. BetaNews. Retrieved February 4, 2009.
Verizon Communications
Verizon Communications (2009, January 16). Verizon DTV Transition 2009. Retrieved April 14, 2014, from Energy & Commerce Committee.

1 organization opposed this bill

National Association of Tower Erectors
Scott M. Fulton, III (2009, January 27). The DTV Delay Act might not delay DTV for some. BetaNews. Retrieved February 4, 2009, from http://www.betanews.com/article/The_DTV_Delay_Act_might_not_delay_DTV_for_some/1233071310.

Need proof?

View citations of support and opposition

Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$16,500$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$36,900$3,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$26,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$81,401$6,500Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$49,335$7,000Yes
Mark BegichDAK$23,923$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$47,100$9,600Yes
Bob BennettRUT$26,400$8,250Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,100$3,000Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$5,800$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$29,690$10,050Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$32,550$500Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$14,500$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$7,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$70,950$4,000Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$31,900$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$49,075$500Yes
Ben CardinDMD$26,800$1,650Yes
Tom CarperDDE$29,450$5,968Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$55,700$250Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$92,700$3,000Yes
Tom CoburnROK$23,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$27,500$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$54,500$5,250Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$33,700$4,143Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$77,350$250Yes
John CornynRTX$101,400$6,750Yes
Mike CrapoRID$26,000$1,482Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$65,500$3,000Yes
Chris DoddDCT$12,100$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$52,150$8,021Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$44,175$33,900Yes
John EnsignRNV$105,699$9,890Yes
Mike EnziRWY$19,500$3,000Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$17,850$750Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$30,800$5,500Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$73,300$2,500Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$41,372$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,850$5,000Yes
Judd GreggRNH$500$1,000Yes
Kay HaganDNC$12,123$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$18,050$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$58,100$3,250Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$68,799$4,000Yes
Jim InhofeROK$32,525$1,250Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$49,700$4,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$88,161$6,000Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$56,385$2,000Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$38,750$500Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$44,800$0Yes
John KerryDMA$41,350$5,750Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$58,116$2,500Yes
Herb KohlDWI$-500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$91,150$11,000Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$83,779$5,793Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$45,200$14,050Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$33,050$11,600Yes
Carl LevinDMI$10,423$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$81,450$4,000Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$111,850$3,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$14,700$2,750Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$15,800$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$53,950$400Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$73,706$4,525Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$139,550$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$161,450$17,000Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$16,808$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$24,300$3,000Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$31,700$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$32,600$11,000Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$91,100$3,800Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$81,050$36,148Yes
Mark PryorDAR$109,900$6,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$17,606$1,000Yes
Harry ReidDNV$128,550$12,800Yes
Jim RischRID$20,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$56,250$1,000Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$145,000$9,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$4,800$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$75,650$3,000Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$33,000$4,600Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$13,473$1,500Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$19,000$1,500Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$67,250$4,000Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$91,750$4,300Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$52,411$2,000Yes
Jon TesterDMT$22,576$450Yes
John ThuneRSD$74,100$4,000Yes
Mark UdallDCO$46,073$16,500Yes
Tom UdallDNM$19,373$1,000Yes
David VitterRLA$89,250$2,000Yes
George VoinovichROH$14,640$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$87,700$8,156Yes
Jim WebbDVA$25,550$2,916Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$33,950$2,000Yes
Roger WickerRMS$97,450$2,000Yes
Ron WydenDOR$36,150$1,000Yes

Add Data Filters:

Legislator Filters
Legislator Filters
Show All
NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$16,500$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$36,900$3,000Yes
John BarrassoRWY$26,000$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$81,401$6,500Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$49,335$7,000Yes
Mark BegichDAK$23,923$0Yes
Michael BennetDCO$47,100$9,600Yes
Bob BennettRUT$26,400$8,250Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,100$3,000Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$5,800$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$29,690$10,050Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$32,550$500Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$14,500$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$7,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$70,950$4,000Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$31,900$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$49,075$500Yes
Ben CardinDMD$26,800$1,650Yes
Tom CarperDDE$29,450$5,968Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$55,700$250Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$92,700$3,000Yes
Tom CoburnROK$23,000$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$27,500$0Yes
Susan CollinsRME$54,500$5,250Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$33,700$4,143Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$77,350$250Yes
John CornynRTX$101,400$6,750Yes
Mike CrapoRID$26,000$1,482Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$65,500$3,000Yes
Chris DoddDCT$12,100$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$52,150$8,021Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$44,175$33,900Yes
John EnsignRNV$105,699$9,890Yes
Mike EnziRWY$19,500$3,000Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$17,850$750Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$30,800$5,500Yes
Kirsten GillibrandDNY$73,300$2,500Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$41,372$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$46,850$5,000Yes
Judd GreggRNH$500$1,000Yes
Kay HaganDNC$12,123$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$18,050$0Yes
Orrin HatchRUT$58,100$3,250Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$68,799$4,000Yes
Jim InhofeROK$32,525$1,250Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$49,700$4,000Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$88,161$6,000Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$56,385$2,000Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$38,750$500Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$44,800$0Yes
John KerryDMA$41,350$5,750Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$58,116$2,500Yes
Herb KohlDWI$-500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$91,150$11,000Yes
Mary LandrieuDLA$83,779$5,793Yes
Frank LautenbergDNJ$45,200$14,050Yes
Patrick LeahyDVT$33,050$11,600Yes
Carl LevinDMI$10,423$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$81,450$4,000Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$111,850$3,000Yes
Dick LugarRIN$14,700$2,750Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$15,800$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$53,950$400Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$73,706$4,525Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$139,550$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$161,450$17,000Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$16,808$0Yes
Barbara MikulskiDMD$24,300$3,000Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$31,700$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$32,600$11,000Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$91,100$3,800Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$81,050$36,148Yes
Mark PryorDAR$109,900$6,000Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$17,606$1,000Yes
Harry ReidDNV$128,550$12,800Yes
Jim RischRID$20,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$56,250$1,000Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$145,000$9,000Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$4,800$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$75,650$3,000Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$33,000$4,600Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$13,473$1,500Yes
Richard ShelbyRAL$19,000$1,500Yes
Olympia SnoweRME$67,250$4,000Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$91,750$4,300Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$52,411$2,000Yes
Jon TesterDMT$22,576$450Yes
John ThuneRSD$74,100$4,000Yes
Mark UdallDCO$46,073$16,500Yes
Tom UdallDNM$19,373$1,000Yes
David VitterRLA$89,250$2,000Yes
George VoinovichROH$14,640$0Yes
Mark WarnerDVA$87,700$8,156Yes
Jim WebbDVA$25,550$2,916Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$33,950$2,000Yes
Roger WickerRMS$97,450$2,000Yes
Ron WydenDOR$36,150$1,000Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Telephone utilities$2,887,736
Commercial TV & radio stations$1,869,611
Consumer groups$6,100

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Telephone & communications equipment$401,742
Loading…
Date Range of Contributions
Enter a custom date range