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Old 01-29-2009, 06:42 PM   #213  
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Senate Passes Second Bill Changing DTV Transition Date

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Bill expected to be sent to the House for consideration under regular rules

John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/29/2009 5:26:03 PM MT
An aide to Senator Jay Rockefeller confirms that the Senate has once again passed a bill changing the DTV transition date from Feb. 17 to June 12.

The bill, which again passed by unanimous consent--no Senator objected--contains a couple of fixes made in the House to language pertaining to budget rules and first responder communications.

The bill is expected to be sent to the House for consideration under regular rules. If the House Rules Committee gets the bill Tuesday, the first day it could, it could get to the House floor by Wednesday, Feb. 4, where a simple majority will be sufficient to pass it.

The first bill failed under expedited rules even though a majority approved it (258 to 168), because it had to get a two-thirds majority.
http://www.broadcastingcable.com/art...ition_Date.php
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