Browsing: Legislative Update

Plan to Swap Sales Tax for Fuel Tax Headed to House Floor

NAB’s Gordon Smith: Let STELAR Expire

NAB President and CEO Gordon Smith testified on Tuesday morning (6/4) at House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology hearing entitled, “STELAR Review: Protecting Consumers in an Evolving Media Marketplace.” In his prepared remarks, Smith stated, “On behalf of the free and local broadcast television stations serving your hometowns, I appreciate the opportunity… read more

Should Michigan Broadcasters Accept Advertising for CBD Products?

By: John J. Ronayne III, Bernardi, Ronayne & Glusac MAB Michigan Legal Attorney The short answer is probably “no.” First, a little chemistry. CBD is a shorthand term for cannabidiol, which can be extracted from various strains of the Cannabis sativa plant. The more notorious extract of Cannabis sativa is tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. THC is… read more

Advertising for CBD – Safe for Broadcasters?

Via David Oxenford:  “In the last few months, we probably have had more questions about advertising for CBD products than any other topic. At this point, CBD products seem to be sold in nearly every state in the country, and discussions about CBD’s effectiveness seem to be staples on national and local television talk programs…. read more

Bipartisan Coalition Introduces Local Radio Freedom Act in House, Senate

A bipartisan coalition of 124 Members of Congress have joined together to introduce resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate opposing “any new performance fee, tax, royalty, or other charge” on local broadcast radio stations. The Local Radio Freedom Act (LRFA) signals Members of Congress’s opposition to any potential legislation that would impose… read more