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Titles (3)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Reported to House

American Spirit Fraud Prevention Act

Short Titles as Introduced

American Spirit Fraud Prevention Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Federal Trade Commission Act to increase civil penalties for violations involving certain proscribed acts or practices that exploit popular reaction to an emergency or major disaster declared by the President, and to authorize the Federal Trade Commission to seek civil penalties for such violations in actions brought under section 13 of that Act.


Actions Overview (3)

Date
11/13/2001Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8107)
11/09/2001Reported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 107-276.
10/02/2001Introduced in House

All Actions (15)

Date Chamber
11/14/2001SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
11/13/2001-8:31pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/13/2001-8:31pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8107)
11/13/2001-8:16pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2985.
11/13/2001-8:16pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8107-8109)
11/13/2001-8:16pmHouseMr. Tauzin moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/09/2001HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 166.
11/09/2001HouseReported by the Committee on Energy and Commerce. H. Rept. 107-276.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/11/2001HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/11/2001HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/03/2001HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Voice Vote.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
10/03/2001HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection
10/02/2001HouseReferred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
10/02/2001HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
10/02/2001HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Energy and Commerce10/02/2001 Referred to
10/11/2001 Markup by
11/09/2001 Reported by H. Rept. 107-276
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection10/02/2001 Referred to
10/03/2001 Markup by
10/03/2001 Reported by
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation11/14/2001 Referred to

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Subjects (9)


Latest Summary (2)

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Reported to House without amendment (11/09/2001)

American Spirit Fraud Prevention Act - Amends the Federal Trade Commission Act to: (1) double civil penalties imposed for committing unfair or deceptive acts or practices if such acts or practices exploit popular reaction during a presidentially declared emergency or disaster period; and (2) direct the court to impose a monetary civil penalty on a person found in an action seeking a temporary restraining order or preliminary injunction to have committed such a violation (including dissemination of a false advertisement) during such period.