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)
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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 D. Rockefeller, IV
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
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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…

$2,041,114
$10,500
$3,060,162
$5,111,776
$0
$0
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.

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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$21,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$33,900$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$26,500$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$77,201$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$52,835$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$23,393$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$45,950$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$25,400$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,100$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$6,800$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$37,840$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$39,700$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$14,500$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$11,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$78,850$0Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$34,100$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$49,875$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$26,650$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$28,200$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$55,550$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$99,450$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$21,100$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$42,300$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$51,200$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$33,700$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$89,150$0Yes
John CornynRTX$106,200$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$25,000$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$78,500$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$20,200$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$89,700$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$45,675$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$104,099$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$21,500$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$9,400$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,300$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$77,150$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$53,972$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$48,350$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$500$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$22,024$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$23,400$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$59,000$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$83,949$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$33,025$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$59,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$88,161$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$53,285$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$44,550$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$45,500$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$41,350$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$62,866$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$-500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$101,000$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$94,129$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$44,200$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$45,850$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$11,423$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$87,950$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$124,183$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$14,700$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$26,800$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$43,250$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$85,366$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$131,650$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$180,050$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,624$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$28,700$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$33,450$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$36,333$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$85,600$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$79,000$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$112,150$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$17,606$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$138,050$0Yes
Jim RischRID$20,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$55,500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$143,000$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$4,900$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$80,775$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$32,500$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$12,774$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$18,000$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$68,750$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$113,200$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$58,661$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$22,876$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$71,500$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$51,612$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$19,374$0Yes
David VitterRLA$93,750$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$14,640$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$90,800$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$28,800$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$36,950$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$128,800$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$38,650$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$21,000$0Yes
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$33,900$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$26,500$0Yes
Max BaucusDMT$77,201$0Yes
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$52,835$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$23,393$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$45,950$0Yes
Bob BennettRUT$25,400$0Yes
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$15,100$0Yes
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$6,800$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$37,840$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$39,700$0Yes
Sam BrownbackRKS$14,500$0Yes
Jim BunningRKY$11,000$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$78,850$0Yes
Roland BurrisDIL$0$0Yes
Robert ByrdDWV$34,100$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$49,875$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$26,650$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$28,200$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$55,550$0Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$99,450$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$21,100$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$42,300$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$51,200$0Yes
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$33,700$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$89,150$0Yes
John CornynRTX$106,200$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$25,000$0Yes
Jim DeMintRSC$78,500$0Yes
Chris DoddDCT$20,200$0Yes
Byron DorganDND$89,700$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$45,675$0Yes
John EnsignRNV$104,099$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$21,500$0Yes
Russ FeingoldDWI$9,400$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$29,300$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$77,150$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$53,972$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$48,350$0Yes
Judd GreggRNH$500$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$22,024$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$23,400$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$59,000$0Yes
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$83,949$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$33,025$0Yes
Dan InouyeDHI$59,500$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$88,161$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$53,285$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$44,550$0Yes
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0Yes
Ted KennedyDMA$45,500$0Yes
John F. KerryDMA$41,350$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$62,866$0Yes
Herb KohlDWI$-500$0Yes
Jon KylRAZ$101,000$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$94,129$0Yes
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$44,200$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$45,850$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$11,423$0Yes
Joe LiebermanICT$87,950$0Yes
Blanche LincolnDAR$124,183$0Yes
Dick LugarRIN$14,700$0Yes
Mel MartinezRFL$26,800$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$43,250$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$85,366$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$131,650$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$180,050$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$17,624$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$28,700$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$33,450$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$36,333$0Yes
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$85,600$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$79,000$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$112,150$0Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$17,606$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$138,050$0Yes
Jim RischRID$20,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$55,500$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$143,000$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$4,900$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$80,775$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$32,500$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$12,774$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$18,000$0Yes
Olympia J. SnoweRME$68,750$0Yes
Arlen SpecterDPA$113,200$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$58,661$0Yes
Jon TesterDMT$22,876$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$71,500$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$51,612$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$19,374$0Yes
David VitterRLA$93,750$0Yes
George VoinovichROH$14,640$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$90,800$0Yes
Jim WebbDVA$28,800$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$36,950$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$128,800$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$38,650$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Telephone utilities$3,060,162
Commercial TV & radio stations$2,041,114
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Other Communication Electronics$0
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