S. 1185 (95th): Interstate Horse Racing Act


Mar 30, 1977
95th Congress, 1977–1978


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 25, 1978

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 25, 1978.


Pub.L. 95-515


Warren Magnuson

Senator from Washington



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Last Updated: Oct 25, 1978

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to regulate interstate commerce with respect to parimutuel wagering on horse racing, to maintain the stability of the horse racing industry, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

8/14/1978--Reported to Senate amended.(Reported to Senate from the Committee on the Judiciary with amendment, S. Rept. 95-1117) Interstate Horseracing Act - Expresses the findings of Congress with regard to the ... Read more >


Mar 30, 1977

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Oct 27, 1977
Reported by Committee

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Sep 26, 1978
Passed Senate

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Oct 10, 1978
Passed House

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Oct 25, 1978
Enacted — Signed by the President

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This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 1185”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


10 cosponsors (9D, 1R) (show)
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Subject Areas
Related Bills

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S. 2834 (94th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 19, 1975

H.R. 14089 (Related)
Interstate Horseracing Act

Passed House
Last Action: Oct 10, 1978

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