The House Communications Subcommittee has scheduled March 25 for the markup of draft legislation to renew the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act (STELA).
Opening statements are scheduled for Monday, March 24, at 5:30, with the markup (adding and voting on amendments) and planned vote on underlying legislation March 25.
STELA legislation must still be vetted by the House Judiciary Committee and Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees. The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing on STELA for March 26.
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Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.