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H'wood Reporter: House debating media indecency bill

Indiewire By Indiewire | Indiewire June 7, 2006 at 8:17AM

The U.S. House of Representatives began debate Tuesday on the Senate-passed version of legislation that would increase the fines broadcasters pay for airing indecent speech, with a vote expected on the legislation Wednesday. House approval of the legislation, which is expected, would send it to President Bush for his signature. Under the legislation, fines for indecent broadcasts would increase tenfold to $325,000 per violation. "We are entering the homestretch in getting the filth and triple-x smut off the public airwaves," said Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) on Tuesday. Brooks Boliek reports.
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The U.S. House of Representatives began debate Tuesday on the Senate-passed version of legislation that would increase the fines broadcasters pay for airing indecent speech, with a vote expected on the legislation Wednesday. House approval of the legislation, which is expected, would send it to President Bush for his signature. Under the legislation, fines for indecent broadcasts would increase tenfold to $325,000 per violation. "We are entering the homestretch in getting the filth and triple-x smut off the public airwaves," said Rep. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) on Tuesday. Brooks Boliek reports.