H.R. 2380 (105th): Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1997

Sep 03, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Bob Goodlatte
Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district
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Sep 03, 1997
8 pages
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This bill was introduced on September 3, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Sep 03, 1997
Referred to Committee Sep 03, 1997
Full Title

To amend title 18 of the United States Code with respect to gambling on the Internet, and for other purposes.


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49 cosponsors (41R, 7D, 1D) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1997 - Amends the Federal criminal code to provide penalties against any person who, while engaged in the business of betting or wagering, knowingly uses a communication facility for the transmission or receipt in interstate or foreign commerce of bets or wagers, information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers, or a communication that entitles the transmitter or receiver to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers.
Provides a smaller penalty for those engaging in such activities who are not in the business of betting or wagering.
Provides prohibition exceptions.
Authorizes the Federal Communications Commission to enforce against interstate computer service providers regulations prohibiting the interstate or foreign transmission of gambling information.
Authorizes injunctive relief against such carriers or providers.
Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Federal Government should have extraterritorial jurisdiction over the transmission to or receipt from the United States of gambling information as well as any communication that entitles the transmitter or recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wagers.
Requires a report from the Attorney General to the Congress concerning the enforcement of such gambling regulations and related recommendations.

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