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Substitute Senate Bill No. 524

PUBLIC ACT NO. 96-201

AN ACT CONCERNING EDITORIAL CONTROL OVER COMMUNITY ACCESS TELEVISION PROGRAMMING.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Subsection (g) of section 16-331a of the general statutes, as amended by section 2 of public act 95-150, is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

(g) No organization or company providing community access operations shall exercise editorial control over such programming, except as TO PROGRAMMING THAT IS OBSCENE AND EXCEPT AS OTHERWISE allowed by applicable state and federal law. THIS SUBSECTION SHALL NOT BE CONSTRUED TO PROHIBIT SUCH ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY FROM LIMITING THE HOURS DURING WHICH ADULT PROGRAMS MAY BE AIRED. SUCH ORGANIZATION OR COMPANY MAY CONSULT WITH THE ADVISORY COUNCIL IN DETERMINING WHAT CONSTITUTES AN ADULT PROGRAM FOR PURPOSES OF THIS SUBSECTION.

Approved June 3, 1996. Effective October 1, 1996.

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