1998 Session

Budget Amendments - SB30 (Committee Approved)

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JLARC Study-Digital Television (language only)

Item 16 #3s

Item 16 #3s

Legislative Department
Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission

Page 10, following line 47, insert
"F.  The Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission shall study the implications of the Federal Communications Commission's requirement that Public Broadcasting Stations begin digital transmission of television programs in the year 2003, with special regard for the programming implications and the use of funds by stations receiving Community Service Grants from the Commonwealth.  In conducting its study, JLARC is requested to seek advice and assistance from Virginia's Public Broadcasting Stations and the Virginia Public Broadcasting Board, and to report its findings prior to the 1999 Session of the General Assembly.".

(This amendment directs JLARC to study the effect of digital television on the Commonwealth's public television stations.)