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SEC. 402. (47 U.S.C. 227) TECHNICAL AMENDMENTS.

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[Section 402 contained amendments to section 227(b)(2) of the Communications Act of 1934.) SEC. 403. INTERCEPTION OF CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATIONS.

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Section 403(a) contained amendments to section 302 of the Communications Act of 1934.)

(b) REPORT TO CONGRESS.—The Commission shall report to Congress no later than June 1, 1993, on available security features for both analog and digital radio signals. This report shall include a study of security technologies currently available as well as those in development. The study shall assess the capabilities of such technologies, level of security afforded, and cost, with wide-spread deployment of such technologies.

(c) (47 U.S.C. 302a note] EFFECT ON OTHER LAWS.—This section shall not affect section 2512(2) of title 18, United States Code.

CHILDREN'S TELEVISION ACT OF 1990

CHILDREN'S TELEVISION ACT OF 1990

AN ACT To require the Federal Communications Commission to reinstate restric

tions on advertising during children's television, to enforce the obligation of broadcasters to meet the educational and informational needs of the child audience, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SHORT TITLE SECTION 1. This Act may be cited as the “Children's Television Act of 1990”. 1

TITLE I-REGULATION OF CHILDREN'S TELEVISION

FINDINGS
SEC. 101. [47 U.S.C. 303a note) The Congress finds that,

(1) it has been clearly demonstrated that television can assist children to learn important information, skills, values, and behavior, while entertaining them and exciting their curiosity to learn about the world around them;

(2) as part of their obligation to serve the public interest, television station operators and licensees should provide programming that serves the special needs of children;

(3) the financial support of advertisers assists in the provision of programming to children;

(4) special safeguards are appropriate to protect children from overcommercialization on television;

(5) television station operators and licensees should follow practices in connection with children's television programming and advertising that take into consideration the characteristics of this child audience; and

(6) it is therefore necessary that the Federal Communications Commission (hereinafter referred to as the “Commission”) take the actions required by this title.

STANDARDS FOR CHILDREN'S TELEVISION PROGRAMMING

SEC. 102. (47 U.S.C. 303a) (a) The Commission shall, within 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, initiate a rulemaking proceeding to prescribe standards applicable to commercial television broadcast licensees with respect to the time devoted to commercial matter in conjunction with children's television programming. The Commission shall, within 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, complete the rulemaking proceeding and prescribe final standards that meet the requirements of subsection (b).

1 Public Law 101-437, 104 Stat. 996, approved Oct. 18, 1990.

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