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Titles (5)

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Internet Gambling bill (Identified by CRS)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006

Short Titles as Introduced

Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2005

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prevent the use of certain payment instruments, credit cards, and fund transfers for unlawful Internet gambling, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (4)

Date
07/11/2006 Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 317 - 93 (Roll no. 363).(text: CR H4980-4983)
05/26/2006 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 109-412, Part II.
04/06/2006 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 109-412, Part I.
11/18/2005 Introduced in House

All Actions (30)

Date Chamber
07/13/2006 Senate Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 519.
07/12/2006 Senate Received in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
07/11/2006-3:18pm House Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/11/2006-3:18pm House On passage Passed by recorded vote: 317 - 93 (Roll no. 363). (text: CR H4980-4983)
07/11/2006-3:09pm House On motion to recommit with instructions Failed by recorded vote: 167 - 243 (Roll no. 362).
07/11/2006-2:52pm House The previous question on the motion to recommit with instructions was ordered without objection. (consideration: CR H5007)
07/11/2006-2:42pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Conyers motion to recommit with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back with an amendment which inserts a new section outlining a rule to protect against under-age gambling.
07/11/2006-2:41pm House Mr. Conyers moved to recommit with instructions to Judiciary. (consideration: CR H5006-5008; text: CR H5006)
07/11/2006-2:40pm House H.Amdt.1179 On agreeing to the Berkley amendment (A002) Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 114 - 297 (Roll no. 361).
07/11/2006-2:13pm House UNFINISHED BUSINESS - The Chair announced that the unfinished business was the question of adoption of the amendment offered by Ms. Berkely of Nevada, which had been debated earlier and on which further proceedings had been postponed.
07/11/2006-2:13pm House Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H5005-5008)
07/11/2006-1:41pm House POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Berkley amendment, the Chair put the question on adoption of the amendment and by voice vote, announced that the noes had prevailed. Ms. Berkley demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings on the question of adoption of the amendment until later in the legislative day.
07/11/2006-1:19pm House DEBATE - Pursuant to H. Res. 907, the House proceeded with 20 minutes of debate on the Berkley amendment.
07/11/2006-1:18pm House H.Amdt.1179 Amendment (A002) offered by Ms. Berkley. (consideration: CR H4998-5001, H5005-5006; text: CR H4998)
07/11/2006-12:14pm House DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 4411.
07/11/2006-12:14pm House Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4411 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
07/11/2006-12:14pm House Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 907. (consideration: CR H4978-5001; text of measure as introduced: CR H4978-4980)
07/11/2006-12:11pm House Rule H. Res. 907 passed House.
07/10/2006-7:07pm House Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 907 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 4411 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit with or without instructions. Measure will be considered read. A specified amendment is in order.
05/26/2006 House Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 267.
05/26/2006 House Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Judiciary. H. Rept. 109-412, Part II.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/25/2006 House Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
05/25/2006 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on the Judiciary
04/06/2006 House Referred sequentially to the House Committee on the Judiciary for a period ending not later than May 26, 2006 for consideration of such provisions of the bill and amendment as fall within the jurisdiction of that committee pursuant to clause 1(l), rule X.
04/06/2006 House Reported (Amended) by the Committee on 109-412, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
03/15/2006 House Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
03/15/2006 House Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
01/05/2006 House Referred to the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.
Action By: Committee on Financial Services
11/18/2005 House Referred to the House Committee on Financial Services.
11/18/2005 House Introduced in House

Cosponsors (35)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Pence, Mike [R-IN-6]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Osborne, Tom [R-NE-3]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Pitts, Joseph R. [R-PA-16]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Boehlert, Sherwood [R-NY-24]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Gillmor, Paul E. [R-OH-5]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Rogers, Mike J. [R-MI-8]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Bass, Charles F. [R-NH-2]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Ehlers, Vernon J. [R-MI-3]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Kirk, Mark Steven [R-IL-10]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Ramstad, Jim [R-MN-3]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Dent, Charles W. [R-PA-15]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Walsh, James T. [R-NY-25]* 11/18/2005
Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Latham, Tom [R-IA-4]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Akin, W. Todd [R-MO-2]* 11/18/2005
Rep. Shadegg, John B. [R-AZ-3] 12/08/2005
Rep. Kennedy, Mark R. [R-MN-6] 12/08/2005
Rep. Franks, Trent [R-AZ-2] 12/08/2005
Rep. Terry, Lee [R-NE-2] 12/08/2005
Rep. Hooley, Darlene [D-OR-5] 12/08/2005
Rep. Wicker, Roger F. [R-MS-1] 01/31/2006
Rep. McCotter, Thaddeus G. [R-MI-11] 01/31/2006
Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] 02/14/2006
Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 02/14/2006
Rep. Inglis, Bob [R-SC-4] 02/15/2006
Rep. Petri, Thomas E. [R-WI-6] 02/15/2006
Rep. Blunt, Roy [R-MO-7] 03/01/2006
Rep. Shays, Christopher [R-CT-4] 03/01/2006
Rep. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [D-FL-20] 03/01/2006
Rep. Bordallo, Madeleine Z. [D-GU-At Large] 03/15/2006
Rep. Barrett, J. Gresham [R-SC-3] 03/15/2006
Rep. Souder, Mark E. [R-IN-3] 05/11/2006

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Financial Services11/18/2005 Referred to
03/15/2006 Markup by
04/06/2006 Reported by H. Rept. 109-412,Part 1
House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit01/05/2006 Referred to
House Judiciary04/06/2006 Referred to
05/25/2006 Markup by
05/26/2006 Reported by H. Rept. 109-412,Part 2

Related Bills (2)

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Subjects (33)

  • Administrative procedure
  • Bank loans
  • Checks
  • Computer crimes
  • Congressional reporting requirements
  • Consumer credit
  • Credit
  • Credit cards
  • Department of the Treasury
  • Electronic commerce
  • Electronic funds transfers
  • Financial institutions
  • Fines (Penalties)
  • Gambling
  • Indian lands
  • Injunctions
  • Interactive media
  • International cooperation
  • Internet
  • Liability (Law)
  • Minorities
  • Money laundering
  • Web sites

Latest Summary (4)

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Passed House amended (07/11/2006)

Internet Gambling Prohibition and Enforcement Act - Title I: Modernization of the Wire Act of 1961 - (Sec. 101) Amends the federal criminal code to expand the definition of "wire communication facility" (renamed "communication facility") to include fixed or mobile (i.e., wireless) communication facilities.

Defines "bets and wagers" to include bets for contests, sporting events, games predominantly subject to chance, and lotteries. Excludes from such definition: (1) activities governed by securities laws: (2) transactions under the Commodity Exchange Act; (3) over-the-counter derivative instruments; (4) contracts of indemnity or guarantee; (4) contracts for life, health, or accident insurance; and (5) reward programs or contests conducted by businesses.

(Sec. 102) Modifies existing prohibitions against interstate gambling to prohibit the use of a communication facility to transmit: (1) bets or wagers; (2) information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers; or (3) a communication which entitles the recipient to receive money or credit as a result of bets or wages or for information assisting in the placing of bets or wagers.

Prohibits any individual from accepting, in connection with the placing of bets or wagers to or from the United States: (1) credit, or the proceeds of credit; (2) electronic funds transfers; (3) checks, drafts, or similar instruments; or (4) the proceeds of any other form of financial transaction as prescribed by Treasury regulations.

Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to five years for violations.

Requires any common carrier which receives notice of a violation of this Act by one of its communication facilities to discontinue or refuse service to such facility. Grants such common carrier immunity from liability for discontinuing or refusing such service.

(Sec. 103) Grants U.S. district courts original and exclusive jurisdiction to prevent and restrain violations of the Internet gambling ban. Authorizes the Attorney General or any state attorney general to institute proceeding to enforce an Internet gambling ban.

(Sec. 104) Authorizes appropriations to the Department of Justice in FY2007-FY2010 for investigations and prosecutions of unlawful Internet gambling.

(Sec. 105) Declares that nothing in this Act may be construed to prohibit any activity allowed under the Interstate Horseracing Act or to preempt any state law prohibiting gambling.

(Sec. 106) Expresses the sense of Congress that this Act does not address the legality of certain horse racing activities under federal law.

Title II: Policies and Procedures Required to Prevent Payments for Unlawful Gambling - Amends the federal criminal code to prohibit persons engaged in a gambling business from knowingly accepting credit, electronic fund transfers, checks, drafts, or similar financial instruments or the proceeds of any other financial transaction in connection with unlawful Internet gambling (this prohibition is defined by this Act as a "restricted transaction").

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury and the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System to prescribe regulations to identify and block restricted transactions. Grants immunity from civil liability for blocking a restricted transaction or one which is reasonably believed to be a restricted transaction.

Title III: Internet Gambling in or through Foreign Jurisdictions - Calls upon the U.S. government, in deliberations with foreign governments, to: (1) encourage cooperation by foreign governments in identifying whether Internet gambling operations are being used for money laundering, corruption, or other crimes; (2) advance policies that promote international cooperation in enforcing this Act; and (3) encourage the Financial Action Task Force on Money Laundering to study the extent to which Internet gambling operations are being used for money laundering purposes.

Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to report to Congress annually on deliberations between the United States and other countries on Internet gambling.