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S. 3: Anti-Pyramid Promotional Scheme Act of 2018

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A bill to amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to prohibit pyramid promotional schemes to ensure that compensation is not based upon recruitment of participants into a plan or operation, but instead based primarily on sales to individuals who use, resell, or consume the products or services sold, protect participants, prohibit inventory loading, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor and status

Orrin Hatch

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Dec 3, 2018
Length: 6 pages

Dec 3, 2018


Introduced on Dec 3, 2018

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on December 3, 2018. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.


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Dec 3, 2018

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S. 3 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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