http://www.broadcastingcable.com/ar..._Second_Bill_Changing_DTV_Transition_Date.php Senate Passes Second Bill Changing DTV Transition Date Bill expected to be sent to the House for consideration under regular rules John Eggerton -- Broadcasting & Cable, 1/29/2009 5:26:03 PM MT An aide to Senator Jay Rockefeller confirms that the Senate has once again passed a bill changing the DTV transition date from Feb. 17 to June 12. The bill, which again passed by unanimous consent--no Senator objected--contains a couple of fixes made in the House to language pertaining to budget rules and first responder communications. The bill is expected to be sent to the House for consideration under regular rules. If the House Rules Committee gets the bill Tuesday, the first day it could, it could get to the House floor by Wednesday, Feb. 4, where a simple majority will be sufficient to pass it. ... It doesn't appear to be any different in description than S.328. "--Permits Broadcasters to Continue with Transition Efforts – The bill reaffirms existing law to permit over-the-air broadcast television stations to voluntarily switch from analog to digital service before June 12, 2009. " Full text should be available in the morning.