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S. 3183 (114th): BOTS Act of 2016

A bill to prohibit the circumvention of control measures used by Internet ticket sellers to ensure equitable consumer access to tickets for any given event, and for other purposes.

Sponsor and status

Jerry Moran

Sponsor. Senator for Kansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2016
Length: 4 pages
Jul 13, 2016
114th Congress (2015–2017)

Enacted — Signed by the President on Dec 14, 2016

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on December 14, 2016.

Pub.L. 114-274

8 Cosponsors (7 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2880: Therapeutic Fraud Prevention Act of 2016

Introduced on Apr 28, 2016. 55% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2413: TOTAL Act of 2015

Introduced on Dec 17, 2015. 74% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2599: Truth in Hotel Advertising Act of 2016

Introduced on Feb 25, 2016. 64% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 2404: Do Not Track Online Act of 2015

Introduced on Dec 15, 2015. 34% incorporated. (compare text)

S. 3402: Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016

Introduced on Sep 27, 2016. 45% incorporated. (compare text)


Jul 13, 2016

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Sep 21, 2016
Ordered Reported

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Nov 30, 2016
Passed Senate (House next)

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

Dec 5, 2016
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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Dec 7, 2016
Passed House

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Dec 14, 2016
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

S. 3183 (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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3183. This is the one from the 114th Congress.

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

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