SENATE, No. 729

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

212th LEGISLATURE

 

PRE-FILED FOR INTRODUCTION IN THE 2006 SESSION

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator PETER A. INVERSO

District 14 (Mercer and Middlesex)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Prohibits radio transmissions without license from FCC and radio transmissions that  interfere with licensed public or commercial radio stations.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     Introduced Pending Technical Review by Legislative Counsel

  


An Act concerning certain radio transmissions and supplementing Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes.

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.  A person shall not:

     a.  Make, or cause to be made, a radio transmission of energy in this State unless the person obtains a license, or an exemption from licensure, from the Federal Communications Commission pursuant to 47 U.S.C. s.301, or other applicable federal law or regulation; or

     b.  Do any act to cause an unlicensed  radio transmission of energy  or interference with a public or commercial radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission or to enable the radio transmission of energy or interference to occur.

     c.  As used in this section, "radio transmission of energy" has the same meaning given that term under 47 U.S.C. s.153.

 

     2.  A person who violates the provisions of this act is guilty of a crime of the fourth degree.

 

     3.  This act shall take effect 90 days after enactment.

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill makes it unlawful for a person to: 1) make, or cause to be made, a radio transmission in this State unless the person obtains a license, or an exemption from licensure, from the Federal Communications Commission pursuant to 47 U.S.C. s.301, or other applicable federal law or regulation; or 2) do any act to cause an unlicensed radio transmission or interference with a public or commercial radio station licensed by the Federal Communications Commission or to enable the radio transmission or interference to occur. The bill further provides that a violator of the bill's requirements would be guilty of a crime of the fourth degree, and thus subject to a fine of up to $10,000 and a prison term of up to 18 months.