Indecency Bill Could Hit Before October 1
September 24, 2004

Now that Janet's nipple fine is out of the way, Kansas Senator Sam Brownback thinks that an increase in penalties for broadcast indecency could happen soon.

"We've gotten together on a basic outline on what we would put forward in this and I think there's a good chance we're going to be able to get this done this year," he said. The target date for adjournment of the House and Senate's current session is October 1, meaning if Brownback and the Senate were to pass something it could come down within the next week.

There are two measures currently sitting in conference committees and Brownback thinks a meeting in the middle could happen between the Senate version which would raise the maximum indecency penalty to $275,000 per incident with a cap of $3 million a day and the House version which would raise the maximum indecency fine to $500,000.

 




 
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