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(d) DEADLINE FOR COLLECTION.-The Commission shall conduct the competitive bidding under subsection (a)(2) in a manner that ensures that all proceeds of the bidding are deposited in accordance with section 309(8) of the Communications Act of 1934 not later September 30, 1997.

PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1992

PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT OF 1992

AN ACT To authorize appropriations for public broadcasting, 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. [47 U.S.C. 609 nt] This Act may be cited as the "Public Telecommunications Act of 1992". 1

[Sections 2 through 4 contained amendments to sections 391, 393, and 396 of the Communications Act of 1934.]

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

SEC. 5. * *

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[Section 5(a) and (b) contained amendments to section 396(c) of the Communications Act of 1934 relating to number of members and terms of office of the board of directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.]

(c) (47 U.S.C. 396 nt] TRANSITION RULES.—(1) With respect to the three offices whose terms are prescribed by law to expire on March 26, 1992, the term for each such office immediately after that date shall expire on January 31, 1998.

(2) With respect to the two offices whose terms are prescribed by law to expire on March 1, 1994, the term for each of such offices immediately after that date shall expire on January 31, 2000.

(3) With respect to the five offices whose terms are prescribed by law to expire on March 26, 1996–

(A) one such office, as selected by the President, shall be abolished on January 31, 1996;

(B) the term immediately after March 26, 1996, for another such office, as designated by the President, shall expire on January 31, 2000; and

(C) the term for each of the remaining three such offices immediately after March 26, 1996, shall expire on January 31, 2002.

(4) As used in this subsection, the term "office" means an office as a member of the Board of Directors of the Corporation for Public Broadcasting

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i Public Law 102–356, 106 Stat. 949, approved Aug. 26, 1992.

[Sections 6 through 14 contained amendments to section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934.]

CLARIFICATION OF CONGRESSIONAL INTENT

[Section 15 contained an amendment to section 103(a) of the Children's Television Act of 1990, which is printed elsewhere in this compilation.]

BROADCASTING OF INDECENT PROGRAMMING SEC. 16. (47 U.S.C. 303 nt] (a) FCC REGULATIONS.—The Federal Communications Commission shall promulgate regulations to prohibit the broadcasting of indecent programming

(1) between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. on any day by any public radio station or public television station that goes off the air at or before 12 midnight; and

(2) between 6 a.m. and 12 midnight on any day for any radio or television broadcasting station not described in para

graph (1). The regulations required under this subsection shall be promulgated in accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States Code, and shall become final not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act.

(b) REPEAL.-Section 608 of the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1989 (Public Law 100–459; 102 Stat. 2228), is repealed.

READY-TO-LEARN TELEVISION CHANNEL
SEC. 17. (a) The Congress finds that-

(1) many of the Nation's children are not entering school "ready to learn";

(2) next to parents and early childhood teachers, television is probably the young child's most influential teacher;

(3) a vital component in meeting the Nation's first education goal is the development of interactive programming aimed exclusively at the developmental and educational needs and interests of preschool children;

(4) television can assist parents and preschool and child care teachers in gaining information on how young children grow and learn; and

(5) there is a need for quality interactive instructional programming based on worthwhile information on child development designed for children, parents, and preschool and child care providers and teachers.

(b) Within 90 days following the date of the enactment of this Act, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting shall report to the Congress as to the most effective way to establish and implement a ready-to-learn public television channel. Such report shall include, among other things

(1) the costs of establishing and implementing a ready-tolearn channel;

(2) the special considerations of using television as a learning tool for very young children;

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