H. R. 5599
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 24, 2010
Mr. Murphy of New York (for himself and Mr. Guthrie) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
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.
This Act may be cited as the
Wire Clarification Act of
Section 1084 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
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.).