H.R. 5035 (97th): A bill to amend the Merchant Marine Act of 1936 as it applies to certain passenger vessels of the United States.


Nov 19, 1981
97th Congress, 1981–1982

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on November 19, 1981, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Burton

Representative for California's 5th congressional district


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Summary (CRS)

Amends the Merchant Marine Act, 1936, to allow the use of gambling devices aboard oceangoing passenger vessels. Requires ten percent of the gross receipts of such gambling operations to be ... Read more >

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Nov 19, 1981

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