Maine LD 398: An Act To Allow Consumers of Cable Television To Purchase Channels Individually

LD 398 (subjects: TELEVISION , CABLE TELEVISION )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=398&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. Jeffrey Evangelos of Friendship: (I – District 91) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/12/2015 House Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on ENERGY, UTILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/12/2015 Senate On motion by Senator MASON of Androscoggin REFERRED to the Committee on Energy, Utilities and Technology, in concurrence.
4/14/2015 House Reports READ.
On motion of Representative DION of Portland, the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report was ACCEPTED.
ROLL CALL NO. 25
(Yeas 104 – Nays 43 – Absent 4 – Excused 0)
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
4/16/2015 Senate Reports READ.
On motion by Senator WOODSOME of York the Majority Ought Not to Pass Report ACCEPTED, in concurrence.
Placed in the Legislative Files (DEAD).

Bill Text

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An Act To Allow Consumers of Cable Television To Purchase Channels Individually

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA 3008, sub- 3, F is enacted to read:

F. Notwithstanding any provision in a franchise, a cable system operator shall offer subscribers the option of purchasing access to cable channels individually.

SUMMARY

This bill requires that cable system operators offer subscribers the option of purchasing access to cable channels individually.

Patterns of Support

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


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