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Short Titles as Introduced

Honesty in Sweepstakes Act of 1998

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Official Title as Introduced

To require certain notices in any mailing using a game of chance for the promotion of a product or service, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date
07/28/1998Introduced in House

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Date
08/17/1998Referred to the Subcommittee on Postal Service.
Action By: Committee on Government Reform and Oversight
07/28/1998Referred to the House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.
Action By: House of Representatives
07/28/1998Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Government Reform and Oversight07/28/1998 Referred to
House Government Reform Subcommittee on Postal Service08/17/1998 Referred to

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Introduced in House (07/28/1998)

Honesty in Sweepstakes Act of 1998 - Amends Federal postal law to prohibit delivery of any mail constituting a solicitation or offer in connection with a sales promotion for a product or service that uses any game of chance offering anything of value (including any sweepstakes) or anything resembling a negotiable instrument, unless specified notices in a specified font are printed on the envelope and enclosed material.

States that nothing in this Act shall preempt any State law that regulates advertising or sales of goods and services associated with any game of chance.