H.R. 5104: 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.

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Overview

Introduced:

Apr 28, 2016

Status:

Passed House on Sep 12, 2016

This bill passed in the House on September 12, 2016 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Sponsor:

Marsha Blackburn

Representative for Tennessee's 7th congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Sep 13, 2016
Length: 7 pages

Prognosis:

3% chance of being enacted according to PredictGov (details)

History

Apr 28, 2016
 
Introduced

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Jul 13, 2016
 
Reported by Committee

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Sep 12, 2016
 
Passed House

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.

 
Passed Senate

 
Signed by the President

H.R. 5104 is 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.

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