H.R. 5242 (103rd): To amend the Act commonly referred to as the “Johnson Act” to limit the authority of States ...

...to regulate gambling devices on vessels.

103rd Congress, 1993–1994. Text as of Oct 07, 1994 (Introduced).

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HR 5242 IH

103d CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5242

To amend the Act commonly referred to as the ‘Johnson Act’ to limit the authority of States to regulate gambling devices on vessels.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

October 7, 1994

Ms. SCHENK introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries


A BILL

To amend the Act commonly referred to as the ‘Johnson Act’ to limit the authority of States to regulate gambling devices on vessels.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. LIMITATION ON AUTHORITY OF STATES TO REGULATE GAMBLING DEVICES ON VESSELS.

    Section 5(b)(2) of the Act of January 2, 1951 (15 U.S.C. 1175(b)(2)), commonly referred to as the ‘Johnson Act’, is amended by adding at the end the following:

        ‘(C) EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN VOYAGES AND SEGMENTS- Except for a voyage or segment of a voyage that occurs within the boundaries of the State of Hawaii, a voyage or segment of a voyage is not described in subparagraph (B) if it includes or consists of a segment--

          ‘(i) that begins and ends in the same State;

          ‘(ii) that is part of a voyage to another State or to a foreign country; and

          ‘(iii) in which the vessel reaches the other State or foreign country within 3 days after leaving the State in which it begins.’.