H.R. 5728 - STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

Science, technology, communications. 113th Congress (2013-2014) View bill details
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Summary:
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has become law. 
Senate Vote: On Passage

PASSED by voice vote on November 20, 2014.

STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014

H.R. 5728 — 113th Congress (2013–2014)

Summary
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
To amend the Communications Act of 1934 and title 17, United States Code, to extend expiring provisions relating to the retransmission of signals of television broadcast stations, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014
  • STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014
  • STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014
  • STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014
  • STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014
Sponsor
Fred Upton
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Science, technology, communications
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Advisory bodies
  • Broadcasting, cable, digital technologies
  • Business records
  • Competition and antitrust
  • Congressional oversight
  • Consumer affairs
  • Contracts and agency
  • Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
  • Government information and archives
  • Government studies and investigations
  • Intellectual property
  • Licensing and registrations
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Rural conditions and development
  • Telecommunication rates and fees
  • Television and film
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Major Actions
Introduced11/18/2014
Referred to Committee
Passed House11/19/2014
Passed Senate11/20/2014
Signed by President12/04/2014
Bill History
Chamber/CommitteeMotionDateResult
select this voteHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.11/19/2014PASSED by voice vote
currently selectedSenateReceived in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.11/20/2014PASSED by voice vote
ActionDateDescription
Introduced11/18/2014
11/18/2014Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/18/2014Referred to House Energy and Commerce
11/18/2014Referred to House Judiciary
11/18/2014Introduced in House
11/19/2014Mr. Upton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/19/2014Considered under suspension of the rules.
11/19/2014DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5728.
select this voteHouse Vote on Passage11/19/2014On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
11/19/2014Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/19/2014Referred to the Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet.
currently selectedSenate Vote on Passage11/20/2014Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
11/21/2014Message on Senate action sent to the House.
Presented to President11/24/2014Presented to President.
Signed12/04/2014Signed by President.
Enacted12/04/2014Became Public Law No: 113-200.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

>1,000 times as much
$4,422,300
$3,781,343
$2,801,238
$1,054,578
$1,145,065
$13,204,524
$8,650
$8,650

opposed this bill

10 Organizations Supported and 1 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014: Received in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent.

10 organizations supported this bill

21st Century Fox
21st Century Fox (2014, November 18). Statement from 21st Century Fox in Support of STELA Reauthorization Act. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from House Energy and Commerce Republicans.
American Cable Association
Hearn, Ted (2014, November 18). ACA Commends Bipartisan House Bill Modernizing Retransmission Consent And CableCARD Rules. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from ACA.
American Television Alliance
Frederick, Brian (2014, November 18). ATVA Applauds New STELAR Legislation. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from House Energy and Commerce Republicans.
CBS Corporation
CBS (2014, November 18). CBS Statement on STELA Reauthorization. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from CBS.
Charter Communications
Lamont, Anita (2014, November 18). Charter Communications Statement Regarding the "Satellite Television Extension Act Reauthorization of 2014". Retrieved November 21, 2014, from Charter Communications.
Comcast
Comcast (2014, November 18). The below statement regarding the bipartisan, bicameral STELAR Act is attributable to Sena Fitzmaurice, VP Government Communications, Comcast Corporation: . Retrieved November 21, 2014, from House Energy and Commerce Republicans.
DirecTV
Reinsdorf, Andrew and McMullin, Jena (2014, November 18). DIRECTV and DISH Support Swift Passage of STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from House Energy and Commerce Republicans.
Dish Network
Reinsdorf, Andrew and McMullin, Jena (2014, November 18). DIRECTV and DISH Support Swift Passage of STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from House Energy and Commerce Republicans.
Disney
Disney (2014, November 18). Disney Statement in Support of The STELA Reauthorization Act. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from Disney.
National Cable & Telecommunications Association
Dietz, Brian & Simms, Joy (2014, November 18). Statement of NCTA Regarding the STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014 (HR 5728). Retrieved November 19, 2014, from NCTA.

1 organization opposed this bill

Public Knowledge
Stella, Shiva (2014, November 19). Public Knowledge Urges Senate to Reject House’s Cable Giveaway. Retrieved November 21, 2014, from Public Knowledge.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office on day of vote, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2009 – December 31, 2014.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$92,400$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$145,950$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$125,381$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$97,750$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$210,600$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$251,683$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$179,216$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$190,874$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$441,350$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$51,950$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$257,480$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$129,725$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$81,300$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$53,775$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$98,974$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$66,850$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$175,025$500Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,500$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$43,200$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$47,100$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$142,950$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$73,300$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$201,150$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$98,780$0Yes
John CornynRTX$162,350$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$39,500$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$86,599$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$48,050$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$101,400$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$66,900$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$132,625$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$92,300$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$63,000$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$293,324$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$539,725$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$116,915$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$138,500$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$173,674$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$28,900$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$145,750$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$75,450$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$66,649$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$179,500$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$56,655$0Yes
John HoevenRND$56,000$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$50,350$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$185,511$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$32,000$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$47,600$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$13,000$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$126,669$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$32,750$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$61,925$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$166,074$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$260,234$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$196,350$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$46,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$89,200$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$514,670$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$122,624$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$271,754$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$378,775$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$194,975$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$64,850$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$28,650$4,400Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$91,400$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$70,150$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$195,539$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$74,533$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$186,800$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$24,000$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$125,658$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$355,800$3,500Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$57,000$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$448,000$0Yes
Jim RischRID$28,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$86,250$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$55,500$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$84,600$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$10,300$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$106,250$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$281,500$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$152,574$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$44,500$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$149,516$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$35,000$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$85,050$250Yes
Jon TesterDMT$147,700$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$188,250$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$120,000$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$240,950$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$139,200$0Yes
David VitterRLA$74,500$0Yes
John E. WalshDMT$51,200$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$171,025$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$139,375$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$135,314$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$149,000$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$79,100$0Yes

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Vote
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$92,400$0Yes
Kelly AyotteRNH$145,950$0Yes
Tammy BaldwinDWI$125,381$0Yes
John BarrassoRWY$97,750$0Yes
Mark BegichDAK$210,600$0Yes
Michael F. BennetDCO$251,683$0Yes
Richard BlumenthalDCT$179,216$0Yes
Roy BluntRMO$190,874$0Yes
Cory A. BookerDNJ$441,350$0Yes
John BoozmanRAR$51,950$0Yes
Barbara BoxerDCA$257,480$0Yes
Sherrod BrownDOH$129,725$0Yes
Richard BurrRNC$81,300$0Yes
Maria CantwellDWA$53,775$0Yes
Ben CardinDMD$98,974$0Yes
Tom CarperDDE$66,850$0Yes
Bob CaseyDPA$175,025$500Yes
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$15,500$0Yes
Daniel CoatsRIN$43,200$0Yes
Tom CoburnROK$47,100$0Yes
William Thad CochranRMS$142,950$0Yes
Susan M. CollinsRME$73,300$0Yes
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$201,150$0Yes
Bob CorkerRTN$98,780$0Yes
John CornynRTX$162,350$0Yes
Mike CrapoRID$39,500$0Yes
Ted CruzRTX$86,599$0Yes
Joe DonnellyDIN$48,050$0Yes
Dick DurbinDIL$101,400$0Yes
Mike EnziRWY$66,900$0Yes
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$132,625$0Yes
Deb FischerRNE$92,300$0Yes
Jeff FlakeRAZ$63,000$0Yes
Al FrankenDMN$293,324$0Yes
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$539,725$0Yes
Lindsey GrahamRSC$116,915$0Yes
Chuck GrassleyRIA$138,500$0Yes
Kay R. HaganDNC$173,674$0Yes
Tom HarkinDIA$28,900$0Yes
Orrin G. HatchRUT$145,750$0Yes
Martin HeinrichDNM$75,450$0Yes
Heidi HeitkampDND$66,649$0Yes
Dean HellerRNV$179,500$0Yes
Mazie K. HironoDHI$56,655$0Yes
John HoevenRND$56,000$0Yes
Jim InhofeROK$50,350$0Yes
Johnny IsaksonRGA$185,511$0Yes
Mike JohannsRNE$32,000$0Yes
Ron JohnsonRWI$47,600$0Yes
Tim JohnsonDSD$13,000$0Yes
Tim KaineDVA$126,669$0Yes
Angus S. King, Jr.IME$32,750$0Yes
Mark KirkRIL$61,925$0Yes
Amy KlobucharDMN$166,074$0Yes
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$260,234$0Yes
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$196,350$0Yes
Mike LeeRUT$46,000$0Yes
Carl LevinDMI$1,000$0Yes
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$89,200$0Yes
Ed MarkeyDMA$514,670$0Yes
John McCainRAZ$122,624$0Yes
Claire McCaskillDMO$271,754$0Yes
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$378,775$0Yes
Bob MenéndezDNJ$194,975$0Yes
Jeff MerkleyDOR$64,850$0Yes
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$28,650$4,400Yes
Jerry MoranRKS$91,400$0Yes
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$70,150$0Yes
Chris MurphyDCT$195,539$0Yes
Patty MurrayDWA$74,533$0Yes
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$186,800$0Yes
Rand PaulRKY$24,000$0Yes
Rob PortmanROH$125,658$0Yes
Mark L. PryorDAR$355,800$3,500Yes
John "Jack" ReedDRI$57,000$0Yes
Harry ReidDNV$448,000$0Yes
Jim RischRID$28,000$0Yes
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$86,250$0Yes
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$55,500$0Yes
Marco RubioRFL$84,600$0Yes
Bernie SandersIVT$10,300$0Yes
Brian SchatzDHI$106,250$0Yes
Chuck SchumerDNY$281,500$0Yes
Tim ScottRSC$152,574$0Yes
Jeff SessionsRAL$44,500$0Yes
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$149,516$0Yes
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$35,000$0Yes
Debbie StabenowDMI$85,050$250Yes
Jon TesterDMT$147,700$0Yes
John ThuneRSD$188,250$0Yes
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$120,000$0Yes
Mark UdallDCO$240,950$0Yes
Tom UdallDNM$139,200$0Yes
David VitterRLA$74,500$0Yes
John E. WalshDMT$51,200$0Yes
Mark R. WarnerDVA$171,025$0Yes
Elizabeth WarrenDMA$139,375$0Yes
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$135,314$0Yes
Roger F. WickerRMS$149,000$0Yes
Ron WydenDOR$79,100$0Yes

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Cable distributors & service providers$4,422,300
Telephone utilities$3,781,343
Entertainment Industry/Broadcast & Motion Pictures$2,801,238
Cable & satellite TV production$1,145,065
TV production$1,054,578

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Consumer groups$8,650
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