Text: H.R.5599 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (06/24/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5599

To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the scope of the provision commonly referred to as the “Wire Act”, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 24, 2010

Mr. Murphy of New York (for himself and Mr. Guthrie) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to clarify the scope of the provision commonly referred to as the “Wire Act”, and for other purposes.

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 “Wire Clarification Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Scope of so-called “wire act”.

Section 1084 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

“(f) Clarification of scope.—This section, subchapter IV of chapter 53 of title 31, United States Code (enacted into law by the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act of 2006), and any other provision of Federal law that establishes criminal penalties for any activity involved in placing, receiving or otherwise transmitting a bet or wager shall not apply to any bet or wager that is permissible under the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 (15 U.S.C. 3001 et seq.).”.