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S. 1111: Competition in Professional Baseball Act

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About the bill

The move comes in response to the league moving its All-Star Game from Georgia in March.

Context

Georgia enacted the Election Integrity Act in March, a Republican-led law that added new restrictions to elections and voting laws, largely in the name of preventing fraud — even though Georgia’s 2020 election results contained no discernible fraud.

In response, Major League Baseball (MLB) moved July’s upcoming All-Star Game from Atlanta to Denver. The move is currently the subject of a $1 billion lawsuit, but as of this writing, the move still stands.

The U.S. bans most monopolies under federal antitrust laws, but the Supreme Court granted MLB an exemption in 1922. This effectively shields MLB from potential competition, like another professional baseball league emerging. The Supreme Court upheld this exemption ...

Sponsor and status

Mike Lee

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Utah. Republican.

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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2021
Length: 2 pages
Introduced
Apr 14, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)
Status

Introduced on Apr 14, 2021

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 14, 2021. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Cosponsors

4 Cosponsors (4 Republicans)

Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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History

Apr 14, 2021
 
Introduced

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Signed by the President

S. 1111 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1111. This is the one from the 117th Congress.

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