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H.R. 5104 (114th): BOTS Act

To prohibit, as an unfair and deceptive act or practice in commerce, the sale or use of certain software to circumvent control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for any given event, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Marsha Blackburn

Sponsor. Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016
Length: 7 pages
Introduced:

Apr 28, 2016
114th Congress, 2015–2017

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 12, 2016 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Apr 28, 2016
 
Introduced

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May 24, 2016
 
Considered by Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 8, 2016
 
Considered by Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jun 22, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 12, 2016
 
Considered by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee held a hearing or business meeting about the bill.

Jul 13, 2016
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 9, 2016
 
Reported by House Committee on Energy and Commerce

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Sep 12, 2016
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 5104 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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