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  • EnactedDecember 15th, 2010
    The President signed this bill into law
  • The house Passed December 2nd, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
  • The senate Passed September 29th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
    IntroducedDecember 8th, 2009

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Title

CALM Act

Official Title

A bill to regulate the volume of audio on commercials.

Summary

Commercial Advertisement Loudness Mitigation Act or the CALM Act - Directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to prescribe a regulation limiting the volume of television advertisements that is limited to incorporating by reference and making mandatory (but subject to waivers) the "Recommended Practice: Techniques for Establishing and Maintaining Audio Loudness for Digital Television" insofar as such recommended practice concerns the transmission of commercial advertisements by a television broadcast station, cable operator, or other multichannel video programming distributor. Deems a broadcast television operator, cable operator, or other multichannel video programming distributor that installs, utilizes, and maintains in a commercially reasonable manner the equipment and associated software in compliance with the regulations issued by the FCC in accordance with this Act to be in compliance with such regulations.

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