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Calendar No. 381
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 474
[Report No. 102-248]
A BILL
To prohibit sports gambling under State law.
November 26 (legislative day, NOVEMBER 23), 1991
Reported with an amendment
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Calendar No. 381
102d CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 474
[Report No. 102-248]
To prohibit sports gambling under State law.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 22 (legislative day, FEBRUARY 6), 1991
Mr. DECONCINI (for himself, Mr. HATCH, Mr. BRADLEY, Mr. SPECTER, Mr. HELMS,
Mr. GRAMM, Mr. COATS, Mr. GORE, Mr. GORTON, Mr. MCCONNELL, Mr. GARN,
Mr. FOWLER, Mr. WIRTH, Mr. AKAKA, Mr. DANFORTH, Mr. SIMON, Mr. BOREN, Mr. MACK,
Mrs. KASSEBAUM, Mr. INOUYE, Mr. DOLE, Mr. BOND, Mr. SIMPSON, Mr. KASTEN,
Mr. LUGAR, Mr. SHELBY, Mr. SANFORD, Mr. HARKIN, Mr. CRAIG, Mr. GRAHAM,
Mr. BROWN, Mr. THURMOND, Ms. MIKULSKI, Mr. SEYMOUR, Mr. RUDMAN, Mr. DASCHLE,
Mr. DOMENICI, Mr. LEVIN, Mr. KERRY, Mr. NICKLES, Mr. GLENN, Mr. BURNS,
Mr. STEVENS, Mr. SMITH, Mr. SYMMS, Mr. ROTH, Mr. JEFFORDS, Mr. MURKOWSKI,
Mr. LOTT, Mr. WARNER, Mr. DURENBERGER, Mr. PRYOR, Mr. BUMPERS, Mr. BINGAMAN,
Mr. CHAFEE, Mr. ADAMS, Mr. PELL, Mr. LIEBERMAN, and Mr. HEFLIN)    introduced
the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on
the Judiciary
November 26 (legislative day, NOVEMBER 23), 1991
Reported by Mr. BIDEN, with an amendment
[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in
in italic]
A BILL
To prohibit sports gambling under State law.
  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United
  States of America in Congress assembled,
 [Struck out->] SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. []   This Act may be referred to as the `Professional and
 Amateur Sports Protection Act'. [] SEC. 2. FINDING. []   The Congress finds that sports gambling conducted pursuant
 to State law threatens the integrity and character of, and public confidence
 in, professional and amateur sports, instills inappropriate values in the
 Nation's youth, misappropriates the goodwill and popularity of professional
 and amateur sports organizations, and dilutes and tarnishes the service
 marks of such organizations. [] SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. []   As used in this Act-- []   (1) the term `amateur sports organization' means a person
 which sponsors, organizes, or conducts any competitive games in which
 amateur athletes participate and any league or association of such persons,
 []   (2) the term `professional sports organization' means
 a person which owns and operates a professional sports team engaged in
 providing entertainment by providing competitive games and any league or
 association of such persons, and []   (3) the term `State' means any State or territory of the
 United States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
 and any agency or other political subdivision thereof. [] SEC. 4. SPORTS GAMBLING PURSUANT TO STATE LAW
 PROHIBITED. []   No State or other jurisdiction of the United States, or
 any political subdivision or any agency thereof, may sponsor, operate,
 advertise, authorize, license, or promote any lottery, sweepstakes, or
 other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme based, directly or indirectly
 (through the use of geographical references or otherwise), on any game
 or games engaged in or conducted or scheduled by any professional sports
 organization or amateur sports organization, or on any performance or
 performances therein. [] SEC. 5. INJUNCTIONS. []   Actions to restrain violations of section 4 may be brought
 in the district courts of the United States by the Attorney General of the
 United States, acting through the several United States Attorneys, or by
 any professional sports organization or amateur sports organization whose
 games or performances are the subject of a prohibited lottery, sweepstakes,
 or other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme. Such a civil action may be
 brought in the United States district court for any judicial district in
 which the defendant resides. [] SEC. 6. APPLICABILITY. []   The prohibition of section 4 shall not apply to--
 []   (1) any lottery, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling,
 or wagering activity in a State to the extent that such activity actually
 was conducted by that State prior to August 31, 1990, or was conducted in
 the State between September 1, 1989, and August 31, 1990, or []   (2) parimutuel racing. [
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