Telecommunications Law Reformed.

Original Language Title: REFORMASE LA LEY DE TELECOMUNICACIONES.

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THE LEGISLATURE OF THE REPUBLIC OF EL SALVADOR, CONSIDERING
:
I.- by Legislative Decree No. 142 dated November 6, 1997, published in the Journal official No. 218, Volume 337, the same year, the Telecommunications Act was passed;
II.- That the Telecommunications Act referred to in Article 118 stipulates that the allocation of the FM band is 88.5 MHz, which unnecessarily restricts the use of an additional analog frequency, so it is convenient to legalize the start of the local band FM 88.1 MHz; III.-
worldwide FM receivers located in the nominal band of 88 to 108 MHz, are designed to demodulate from 87.5 to 108 MHz, with a standardized separation of 400KHz between center frequencies, and can, therefore, operated the 88.1 MHz frequency without risk of interference with other legally established stations using technological advances, which allow strict compliance with relevant ITU-R SM 329-11 recommendation issued by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU);
IV.- That is of great importance for the Salvadoran State, and in particular for the Legislature to have media, high reach, such as radio and television free reception, allowing you to inform the population and it shares in legislative activities contained particularly in Article 131 of our Constitution.;
V. That the Legislature does not yet have any frequency allocation for official use, allowing you to implement transmission stations broadcasting free reception frequency modulated (FM), amplitude modulation (AM) or TV, It is of great interest to start in the short term efforts to operate, at least one service station Free Radio Broadcasting Reception Frequency Modulation (FM);
VI.- That by initiative of the President of the Legislative Assembly, there have been technological feasibility specialized studies, which determined the technical and economic feasibility to build and operate a radio station broadcasting exclusive official use of the Assembly Legislature of El Salvador, frequency modulation (FM), so the frequency 88.1 HMz must be declared to be authorized for official use and authorize its operation to the Legislature;
VII.- That also SIGET issued technical opinion on the existence of electromagnetic compatibility between 88.1 MHz frequency, and all
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legally established stations, which concludes that the technical feasibility for the operation of that frequency, also establishing that legalized the use of this frequency, the operating parameters must be subject to consideration of this, for the definitive analysis of electromagnetic compatibility;
VIII.- That effect rationalize the use of communication media legislation, must subscribe a "Protocol of Principles and Operation Operation of the Mass Media of the Legislative Assembly".
THEREFORE,
in exercise of its constitutional powers and initiative of Deputies: Othon Sigfrido Reyes Morales, Guillermo Gallegos Antonio Navarrete, José Francisco Merino Lopez, Francisco Roberto Lorenzana Durán, Lorena Guadalupe Peña Mendoza, Jose Rafael Machuca Zelaya and Francisco José Zablah Safie.
DECREES the following:
AMENDMENTS TO THE TELECOMMUNICATIONS ACT
Art. 1. reformed the third paragraph of Art.118, thus:
"Respecting service areas according to the classification of the seasons, under Article 117, to the same end the first allocation within the band of 88 - 108 MHz, 88.1 MHz will be to "
Art.. 2. Add the fourth and fifth paragraphs to Art.118, thus:
"88.1 MHz frequency is declared official use and its use is authorized to the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador, which prior to use inform the SIGET technical operating parameters, which should be electromagnetically compatible and free from interference with other legally established stations.
The frequency 88.1 MHz can not start operations without previously SIGET perform inspection in order to verify that the facilities meet the technical parameters that ensure electromagnetic compatibility with other legally established stations and allow the start of operations pursuant to the provisions of Art.123 of the Rules of this Act. "
Art. 3. This Decree shall enter into force eight days after its publication in the Official Journal.

GIVEN IN THE BLUE ROOM OF THE LEGISLATIVE PALACE: San Salvador, on the fourth day of October in the year two thousand and twelve.
OTHON Sigfrido Reyes Morales, president.
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ALBERTO ROMERO ARMANDO RODRIGUEZ, GUILLERMO ANTONIO NAVARRETE GALLEGOS, FIRST VICE. SECOND VICE PRESIDENT.
MERINO JOSE FRANCISCO LOPEZ, FRANCISCO ROBERTO DURAN LORENZANA, THIRD VICE. FOURTH VICE.
JOSE ROBERTO MUNGUÍA d'Aubuisson, FIFTH VICE.
PEÑA LORENA GUADALUPE MENDOZA, CARMEN ELENA CALDERON SOL Escalon, First Secretary. Second Secretary.
SALGADO SANDRA MARLENE GARCIA, JOSE RAFAEL MACHUCA Zelaya, Third Secretary. Fourth secretary.
IRMA VASQUEZ PALACIOS LOURDES, MARGARITA ESCOBAR, FIFTH SECRETARY. SIXTH Secretariat. JOSE FRANCISCO
ZABLAH SAFIE, REYNAL FISH OR DO Antoniol Cardoza
SEVENTH SECRETARY. EIGHTH SECRETARY.
Casa Presidencial: San Salvador, this twenty-third day of October in the year two thousand and twelve.
PUBLISH, Carlos Mauricio Funes Cartagena
, President of the Republic.
Zelayandía Gregorio Ernesto Cisneros, Minister of the Interior.
Tomo OJ No. 198 No. 397 Date: October 23, 2012
JCH / Adar 14/11/2012