NASBA supports Goodlatte/Coble STELA bill


NASBAHere’s a statement from the National Alliance of State Broadcasters Associations (NASBA) in support of the introduction of the Satellite Television Access Reauthorization Act of 2014 by House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet Subcommittee Chairman Howard Coble (R-NC):

“In response to today’s STELA reauthorization bill introduced by House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (VA-06), the following statement can be attributed to NASBA President Michelle Vetterkind, on behalf of NASBA and its State Broadcasters Association members. On behalf of all 50 State Broadcasters Associations, NASBA strongly supports the STELA reauthorization legislation circulated by House Judiciary Chairman Goodlatte and scheduled for markup tomorrow. We believe this narrowly-tailored approach will provide communities across America with the continued benefits of uniquely free and locally-focused programming on broadcast television. A clean reauthorization will ensure that the satellite industry can continue to serve rural America, but does so without undermining the viability of the local broadcast framework to the benefit of all viewers. NASBA thanks Chairman Goodlatte for his leadership and we are hopeful this bill passes without amendment and without delay.”