H.R. 599 (111th): Championship Fairness Act of 2009


Jan 16, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 16, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Gary Miller

Representative for California's 42nd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 16, 2009
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Full Title

To prohibit the receipt of Federal funds by any institution of higher education with a football team that participates in the NCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision, unless the national championship game of such Subdivision is the culmination of a playoff system.

Summary (CRS)

1/16/2009--Introduced.Championship Fairness Act of 2009 - Prohibits an institution of higher education from receiving federal funds for any fiscal year during which it has a football team participating in the ... Read more >

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Jan 16, 2009

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 599”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


3 cosponsors (2R, 1D) (show)
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