Communications Amendments Act of 1982 Face
Note that this is not original legislation which cites distinctively new intent. The intent of the 1982 Act is to amend the existing Communications Act of 1934. Section 1 of the 1934 Act says the intent of that Act is to regulate interstate and foreign commerce in communication by wire and radio. The 1982 Act attempts to give intrastate jurisdiction to the FCC, a jurisdiction that was clearly intended to be denied by the 1934 Act. With this 1982 Act we are asked to believe that it is possible to fundamentally alter the original intent of a major body of law by simply adding an amendment to it, an utterly proposterous idea.