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Idaho Legislators Want The FCC To Crackdown On TV Portrayals Of Premarital Sex

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BOISE, Idaho - Idaho legislators want the Federal Communications Commission to crack down on TV portrayals of premarital sex, including people joking about sex, lying in bed together or undressing.

The Idaho House State Affairs Committee on Thursday passed a nonbinding "memorial" to encourage the FCC to target such portrayals in scripted TV shows, reality shows and ads.

HJM 2, sponsored by Rep. Darrell Bolz, R-Caldwell, and six GOP co-sponsors, cites the Idaho Constitution's statement that "the first concern of all good government is the virtue and sobriety of the people, and the purity of the home."

The measure alleges "Inappropriate and indecent material is being broadcast more frequently" and notes that the FCC is charged with preventing the broadcast of indecent programming between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m. when children might be watching. The memorial calls on the federal agency to "resume enforcement of traditional American standards of decency."

HJM 2 now moves to the full House for debate.

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