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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
December 2, 2008

President Bush Signs H.R. 2040, S. 602, and S. 1193 Into Law


On Tuesday, December 2, 2008, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2040, the "Civil Rights Act of 1964 Commemorative Coin Act," which requires the Department of the Treasury to mint and issue coins in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1964;

S. 602, the "Child Safe Viewing Act of 2007," which requires the Federal Communications Commission to conduct an inquiry to examine the availability of, and methods of encouraging the use of, advanced blocking technologies that help parents protect their children from transmitted video and audio programming that the parents determine to be indecent or objectionable;

S. 1193, which directs the Secretary of the Interior to take into trust two parcels of Federal land in Albuquerque, New Mexico, for the benefit of 19 Indian pueblos; make various technical changes to statutes concerning Native Americans; and extends the authorization for Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial through November 12, 2009.

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