H.R. 5599 (111th): Wire Clarification Act of 2010

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Jun 24, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5599

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 24, 2010

(for himself and Mr. Guthrie) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the scope of the provision commonly referred to as the Wire Act, and for other purposes.

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Short title

This Act may be cited as the Wire Clarification Act of 2010.

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Scope of so-called wire act

Section 1084 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(f)

Clarification of scope

This section, subchapter IV of chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code (enacted into law by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006), and any other provision of Federal law that establishes criminal penalties for any activity involved in placing, receiving or otherwise transmitting a bet or wager shall not apply to any bet or wager that is permissible under the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 (15 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.).

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