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S. 2632: GOLD Act


The text of the bill below is as of Aug 5, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 2632

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

August 5, 2021

(for himself and Mr. Wicker) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to include doping fraud as a predicate offense for racketeering and money laundering offenses, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Guarantee Oversight and Litigation on Doping Act or the GOLD Act.

2.

Sense of Congress

It is the sense of Congress that—

(1)

the punishment of Russia for persistent decades-long state-run doping fraud by the international sport governance structure has been insufficient and Russia's competing status as ROC at Tokyo 2020 demonstrates to authoritarian states around the world that systematic doping will be tolerated; and

(2)

aggressive enforcement of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019 (21 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.) can create the deterrent required to curb doping fraud as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act of 1977 (15 U.S.C. 78dd–1 et seq.) curbed foreign bribery and the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation should prioritize enforcement of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019 (21 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.).

3.

Predicate offenses

Part I of title 18, United States Code, is amended—

(1)

in section 1956(c)(7)(D)—

(A)

by striking or section 104(a) and inserting section 104(a); and

(B)

by inserting after North Korea) the following: , or section 3 of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019 (21 U.S.C. 2402) (relating to prohibited activities with respect to major international doping fraud conspiracies); and

(2)

in section 1961(1)—

(A)

by striking or (G) any act and inserting (G) any act; and

(B)

by inserting after section 2332(b)(g)(5)(B) the following: , or (H) any act that is indictable under section 3 of the Rodchenkov Anti-Doping Act of 2019 (21 U.S.C. 2402).