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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1464                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 71 - OBSCENITY

HEAD

    Sec. 1464. Broadcasting obscene language

STATUTE

      Whoever utters any obscene, indecent, or profane language by
    means of radio communication shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than two years, or both.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 769; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on sections 326 and 501 of title 47, U.S.C., 1940 ed.,
    Telegraphs, Telephones, and Radio-telegraphs (June 19, 1934, ch.
    652, Secs. 326, 501, 48 Stat. 1091, 1100).
      Section consolidates last sentence of section 326 with penalty
    provision of section 501 both of title 47, U.S.C., 1940 ed., with
    changes in phraseology necessary to effect the consolidation.
      Section 501 of title 47, U.S.C., 1940 ed., is to remain, also, in
    said title 47, as it relates to other sections therein.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $10,000".
               OBSCENE LANGUAGE; PROMULGATION OF REGULATIONS
      Federal Communications Commission to promulgate regulations by
    Jan. 31, 1989, in accordance with this section to enforce this
    section on a 24 hour per day basis, see section 608 of Pub. L. 100-
    459, set out as a note under section 303 of Title 47, Telegraphs,
    Telephones, and Radiotelegraphs.
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