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S. 555 (100th): Indian Gaming Regulatory Act


About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Indian Gaming Regulatory Act (Pub.L. 100–497, 25 U.S.C. § 2701 et seq.) is a 1988 United States federal law that establishes the jurisdictional framework that governs Indian gaming. There was no federal gaming structure before this act. The stated purposes of the act include providing a legislative basis for the operation/regulation of Indian gaming, protecting gaming as a means of generating revenue for the tribes, encouraging economic development of these tribes, and protecting the enterprises from negative influences (such as organized crime). The law established the National Indian Gaming Commission and gave it a regulatory mandate. The law also delegated new authority to the U.S. Department of the Interior and created new federal offenses, giving the U.S. Department of Justice authority to prosecute ...

Sponsor and status

Introduced
Feb 19, 1987
100th Congress (1987–1988)
Status

Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 17, 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 17, 1988.

Law
Pub.L. 100-497
Sponsor

Daniel Inouye

Senator for Hawaii

Democrat

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Last Updated: Oct 17, 1988

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History

Feb 19, 1987
 
Introduced

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May 13, 1988
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 15, 1988
 
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Sep 27, 1988
 
Passed House

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill.

Oct 17, 1988
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 555 (100th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 555. This is the one from the 100th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 100th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 1987 to Oct 22, 1988. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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