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SA 222. Mr. COBURN submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 493, to reauthorize and improve the SBIR and STTR programs, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:


At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC.__ . PROHIBITION ON FEDERAL FUNDS FOR CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING.
(a) IN GENERAL.--Section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

"Prohibition on Federal Funds After Fiscal Year 2012

"(n) No Federal funds may be made available to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting after fiscal year 2012.".

(b) CORPORATION PROHIBITED FROM ACCEPTING FEDERAL FUNDS.--Subsection (g) of section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396(g)) is amended--

(1) in paragraph (2)(A), by inserting "subject to paragraph (3)(C)," before "obtain"; and

(2) in paragraph (3)--

(A) in subparagraph (A), by striking "; and" and inserting a semicolon;

(B) in subparagraph (B), by striking the period at the end and inserting "; and"; and

(C) by adding at the end the following new subparagraph:

"(C) accepting funds from the Federal Government after fiscal year 2012.".

(c) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS.--Section 396 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 396) is further amended--

(1) in subsection (k)(3)(A)(iv)(II), by inserting "through fiscal year 2012" after "amounts received"; and

(2) in subsection (m)--

(A) in paragraph (1), by inserting "through fiscal year 2012" after "every three years thereafter"; and

(B) in paragraph (2), by inserting "and through fiscal year 2012," after "1989,".

(d) PARTIAL RESCISSION OF FUNDING FOR CORPORATION FOR PUBLIC BROADCASTING.--

Notwithstanding any other provision of law--

(1) $100,000,000 of the funds made available for fiscal year 2012 under the heading "Corporation for Public Broadcasting" in division D of Public Law 111-117 are rescinded; and

(2) a portion of the remaining Federal funds made available under the heading "Corporation for Public Broadcasting" under such Act may be used during that fiscal year by the Corporation to wind down its operations.



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Mar 15, 2011.)