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PUBLIC LAW 92-000—MMMM. DD, 1972

PUBLIC LAW 92-225-FEB. 7, 1972

Post,

p. 7.

[86

STAT.

(2) The term "broadcasting station" has the same meaning as such term has under section 315(f) of the Communications Act of 1934. (3) The term "Federal elective office" means the office of President of the United States, or of Senator or Representative in, or Resident Commissioner or Delegate to, the Congress of the United States (and for purposes of section 103(b) such term includes the office of Vice President). (4) The term "legally qualified candidate" means any person who (A) meets the qualifications prescribed by the applicable laws to hold the Federal elective office for which he is a candidate, and (B) is eligible under applicable State law to be voted for by the electorate directly or by means of delegates or electors. (5) The term "voting age population" means resident population, eighteen years of age and older. (6) The term "State" includes the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. MEDIA RATE A N D RELATED REQUIREMENTS

66 Stat. 717. 47 USC 315.

74 Stat. 894. 47 USC 312.

Nonbroadcast media r a t e s.

SEC. 103. (a)(1) Section 315(b) of the Communications Act of 1934 is amended to read as follows: "(b) The charges made for the use of any broadcasting station by any person who is a legally qualified candidate for any public office in connection with his campaign for nomination for election, or election, to such office shall not exceed— " (1) during the forty-five days preceding the date of a primary or primary runoff election and during the sixty days preceding the date of a general or special election in which such person is a candidate, the lowest unit charge of the station for the same class and amount of time for the same period; and " (2) at any other time, the charges made for comparable use of such station by other users thereof." (2)(A) Section 312(a) of such Act is amended by striking "or" at the end of clause (5), striking the period at the end of clause (6) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and "or", and adding at the end of such section 312(a) the following new paragraph: "(7) for willful or repeated failure to allow reasonable access to or to permit purchase of reasonable amounts of time for the use of a broadcasting station by a legally qualified candidate for Federal elective office on behalf of his candidacy.". (B) The second sentence of section 315(a) of such Act is amended by inserting "under this subsection" after "No obligation is imposed", (b) To the extent that any person sells space in any newspaper or magazine to a legally qualified candidate for Federal elective office, or nomination thereto, in connection with such candidate's campaign for nomination for, or election to, such office, the charges made for the use of such space in connection with his campaign shall not exceed the charges made for comparable use of such space for other purposes.