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102d CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3282
AN ACT
To amend the Act commonly referred to as the Johnson Act, to give the same
treatment to the repair, transportation, possession, or use of gambling
devices on certain United States-flag vessels as is given to the activity
on foreign-flag vessels.
HR 3282 EH
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
 H. R. 3282
AN ACT
To amend the Act commonly referred to as the Johnson Act, to give the same
treatment to the repair, transportation, possession, or use of gambling
devices on certain United States-flag vessels as is given to the activity
on foreign-flag vessels.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This Act may be cited as the `United States-Flag Cruise Ship Competitiveness
  Act of 1991'.
SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION OF, AND LIMITATION ON, GAMBLING DEVICES RESTRICTION.
  Section 5 of the Act of January 2, 1951 (15 U.S.C. 1175), commonly referred
  to as the Johnson Act, is amended--
  (1) by inserting before `It shall be unlawful' the following: `(a) GENERAL
  RULE- ';
  (2) by inserting before the period at the end the following: `, including
  on a vessel documented under chapter 121 of title 46, United States Code,
  or documented under the laws of a foreign country'; and
  (3) by adding at the end the following:
  `(b) EXCEPTION-
  `(1) IN GENERAL- Except as provided in paragraph (2), this section does not
  prohibit the repair, transportation, possession, or use of a gambling device
  on a vessel that is on a voyage or a segment of a voyage on waters that are--
  `(A) not in the jurisdiction of any State, possession of the United States,
  or foreign country; or
  `(B) otherwise in the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United
  States and not in the jurisdiction of any State or possession of the
  United States.
  `(2) APPLICATION TO CERTAIN VOYAGES AND SEGMENTS-
  `(A) GENERAL RULE- Paragraph (1) applies to the repair, transportation,
  possession, or use of a gambling device on a vessel that is on a voyage
  or segment of a voyage described in subparagraph (B) only if the State or
  possession of the United States in which the voyage or segment begins and
  ends has not enacted a statute that prohibits that repair, transportation,
  possession, or use.
  `(B) VOYAGES AND SEGMENTS DESCRIBED- A voyage or segment of a voyage
  referred to in subparagraph (A) is a voyage or segment, respectively--
  `(i) that begins and ends in the same State or possession of the United
  States, and
  `(ii) during which the vessel does not make an intervening stop in another
  State or possession of the United States or a foreign country.'.
Passed the House of Representatives November 23, 1991.
Attest:
Clerk.