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(eX1) In conducting its activities, the Commission may enter into contracts to the extent it deems necessary to carry out its reponsibilities, including contracts with nongovernmental entities that are competent to perform research or investigations in areas within the Commission's responsibilities.

(2) The Commission is authorized to hold public hearings, forums, and other meetings to enable full public participation.

(f) The heads of the departments, agencies, and instrumentalities of the executive branch of the Federal Government shall cooperate with the Commission in carrying out this section and shall furnish to the Commission such information as the Commission deems necessary to carry out this section, in accordance with otherwise applicable law.

(g) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be appropriated to carry out this section for a period of three fiscal years.

(h) Activities authorized by this section may be carried out only with funds and to the extent approved in appropriation Acts.

(i) Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any pro ceedings by, or activities of, the Federal Communications Commission, except that the Federal Communications Commission shall consider submissions by the Commission submitted pursuant to subsection (aX2).

Index to the Communications Act

Section

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3 4 35 186

3 186 12

Accounts of carriers.

220(g) Alterations in manner of keeping .

220(g) Burden of proof to justify entries in..

220(c) Capital: payment of dividends from

212 Depreciation charges ......

220/b) Destruction of, a misdemeanor

220(e) False entries in....

220(e) Form of, prescribed by Commission

220(a) Inspection of, by Commission

220(c) Notification of State Commission, re changes in. 220(i) State Commissions, conferences with re.

410/b) Act: Amendments to..

4(k) Application: Communication covered.

2(a) Intrastate charges.

2(b) Trustees of carriers.

216 Effective date: (a) generally; (b) secs. 1, 4, 707.

707 Purposes of .......

1 Separability clause

708 Administrative Assistant to Chairman.

4(X2) Administrative Procedure Act:

Provisions superseded by the Communications Act ...... 409(d) Administrative Sanctions.......

312 Advertising programs, announced as such

317 Agent: Acts or omissions of carriers ....

217 Agents of Commission: Access to carriers' property 213(f) Agreement among record carriers

222(c) Aircraft: Licenses issued by foreign nations......

303(t) Licenses required for stations on

301 Aliens: Restrictions as to holding radio licenses

310
Do not apply to persons holding U.S. or certain
foreign pilot certificates ...

303(1)
Do not prevent authorizations for certain alien 303(1X3),
amateurs.

310(c) Allocation among States.

307(b), 331 Allocation of radio facilities

307(b) Amateur license exams: Use of volunteers...

4(A) Amateur radio service, self-enforcement

705 Amateur station: Construction permit not required for

319(d) Defined.

139 67 74 35 31 41

52 46

63

49 49, 63

53, 81

53 13 181

77

3(q) Operation by certain aliens

303(1X3),

310(c) Amateurs, transmissions to general public by, accepted ..... 705 Amendments to existing legislation effected by Act 702, 704 Annual and other reports of carriers

219 To be public records .....

412 Antitrust laws, application of

313 Apparatus: Damage to, by licensee....

303(mX1XC) Regulation, by Commission ....

303(e) Ship radio, technical requirements for installation of.. 355, 356

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181 178, 180

35 143 69

50 48 88

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Transmitting: inspection of.

303(n)
Operation of .

318 Use of, in national emergency..

706(c) Appeal: Costs accruing on, petitioner liable for .......

407 Notices of .........

402(d) Right of, in antitrust revocation procedure.

313 Suits commenced prior to organization of Commission.........

70400) Appeals (see District court Review Sec. 401): Review by Court of Appeals of District of Columbia.

402 Appearance: In person or by attorney......

40) Application of Act.

2 To receivers and trustees of carriers..

216 Applications for license (see also license; and renewal). 308 Appropriations for expenses United States Courts: Cover cost of certain prosecutions under this Act ...

401(c) Areas, exchange: Telephone service between.....

3 (r), (8) Areas of service, established by Commission.

303(h) Armed Forces, use in wartime to protect radio...

706(b) Assistant to Commissioners..

4(X2) Attorney: Appearance before Commission

46) Attorney General: Participation in enforcing act

401 Referral of unpaid forfeitures

503(b) Attorney's fees: in damage recovery against carriers 206 Automatic radio devices in lieu of operator

318 Boards: delegation of functions.

5(c) Bradley Amendment....

331 Broadcasting station

3(dd) Broadcasting: defined.

3(0) Burden of Proof...

309(e), 312 Person engaged in not common carrier.

3(h) Reasonableness of carrier's charges ......

204 Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984: Cable channels for commercial use.

612 Cable channels for public, educational, or governmental use

611 Conditions of sale...

627 Consumer protection ..

632 Coordination of Federal, State, and local authority..... 636 Criminal and civil liability..

638 Definitions ......

602 Equal employment opportunity

634 Existing franchises.

637 Franchise fees.....

622 General franchise requirements

621 Judicial proceedings

635 Modification of franchise obligations..

625 Obscene programming

639 Ownership restrictions...

613 Protection of subscriber privacy

631 Purposes...

601 Regulation of rates.

623 Regulation of services, facilities, and equipment.. 624 Renewal ....

626 Unauthorized reception of cable service

633 Cable: Transmission by..

3(a) Cable Companies: provisions of Interstate Commerce Act relating to repealed.

19 81 8

6 59, 67

5 26

158

157

170 172 177 178 156 173 177 163 162 177 166 178 160 170 155 164 165 168 172

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702(b) Cable Landing License Act: Section 2 amended..

702(c) Commission may impose restrictions under ...... 308(c) Cable television, forfeitures.

503(bX5) Call letters: Commission shall designate and publish 303 (0), (p)

178 178

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144

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29, 31

35
30
37
30

Canal Zone:
Interstate communication or transmission ....

3(e)
Nonapplication of Act to .....

2(a)
Secretary of State: Handles international radio mat-
ters relating to.......

328
Title III not applicable to

328
United States, limits of, does not include

3(g)
Candidates for public office, use of broadcasting facilities
by ...

312(a), 315
Capital stock: Annual report must show

219(a)
Carriers:
Acquisition of new line or extension

214(a)
Adequate facilities may be required

214(d)
Affiliates of, annual report ....

219(a)
Agent or Officer: Failure to abide by Act

217
Agent in District of Columbia

413
Service on

416(a)
Annual reports of...

219
Monthly reports.

219(b)
Special or periodic

219(b)
Charges to be filed.

203(a)
Charges in violation of Act

205(a)
Classification of ....

220
Common carrier defined.

3(h)
Complaints against for damages.

415(b)
Connecting

2(bX2), 3(u)
Contracts, filing of.

211, 213(1)
Contracts of, to be examined

215(c)
Cost of acquisition...

213(c)
Depreciation..

220(b)
Directors or officers of .

212
Discontinuance, reduction or impairment of service
may be enjoined

214(a), (c)
Extension of lines..

214
Franks and passes...

210(a)
Free services to government.

210(b)
Forfeitures for violations of Rules and Regulations..... 510
Improvement to property

213(e)
Interconnection with public broadcasting.

396(h)
International, cable landing license

308(c)
Inventory of property.

213(b)
Joinder of parties in awarding damages

411(b)
Liability for acts of agents.

217
Liability for damages.

206, 207
Line, definition of

214(a)
Management: Commission inquiry

218
Practices of, violative of act.

205(a)
Property, valuation of ....

213(a), 221(d)
Public office, establishment of, may be required. 214(d)
Receivers of, subject to act...

216
Record carriers ....

222
Rendering free service to Government on national
defense...

210(b)
Reparations by..

208
Reports by, of ship positions

201(b)
Reports required of..

219
Cease and desist orders: Commission may issue.

205(a), 312
Censorship: Power of..

326
Broadcasts by political candidates.

315
Certiorari, writ of.

4024)
Chain broadcasting:
Charges in connection with wire used.

202(b)
Defined.....

32, 33

32
29
29
154

31
112
57
30
143
35
28
32
35

27
30, 31

33
35
40

29
28
24
35
27
80
71
134

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3(p)
Regulations re stations engaged in.

303(i)
Chairman: see also Commission (Chairman) assistants to... 4(112)

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