Text: H.R.336 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/22/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 336


To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for counterfeiting or selling Presidential inauguration tickets, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 22, 2013

Mr. Capuano (for himself, Mr. Cleaver, Mr. McNerney, and Ms. Norton) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for counterfeiting or selling Presidential inauguration tickets, 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. Selling or counterfeiting Presidential inauguration tickets.

Chapter 25 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

§ 515. Selling or counterfeiting Presidential inauguration tickets

“(a) Whoever knowingly—

“(1) except as provided in subsection (b) transfers for money or property a ticket to a Presidential inaugural ceremony;

“(2) with intent to defraud, falsely makes, forges, counterfeits, or alters a ticket to a Presidential inaugural ceremony; or

“(3) with intent to defraud, enters or attempts to enter a Presidential inaugural ceremony with a ticket, knowing that ticket to have been falsely made, forged, counterfeited or altered;

shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.

“(b) Subsection (a) does not apply to a transfer that occurs after the date on which the Presidential inaugural ceremony for which the ticket was issued takes place.

“(c) In this section, the term ‘Presidential inaugural ceremony’ means a public inaugural ceremony at which the President elect or the Vice President elect take the oath or affirmation of office for the office of President of the United States or the office of Vice President of the United States, respectively.”.

SEC. 2. Clerical amendment.

The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 25 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:


“515. Selling or counterfeiting Presidential inauguration tickets.”.