Text: H.R.625 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Information (Except Text)

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113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 625


To amend chapter 178 of title 28 of the United States Code to permit during a 4-year period States to enact statutes that exempt from the operation of such chapter, lotteries, sweepstakes, and other betting, gambling, or wagering schemes involving professional and amateur sports.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2013

Mr. LoBiondo (for himself and Mr. Pallone) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend chapter 178 of title 28 of the United States Code to permit during a 4-year period States to enact statutes that exempt from the operation of such chapter, lotteries, sweepstakes, and other betting, gambling, or wagering schemes involving professional and amateur sports.

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 “Sports Gaming Opportunity Act of 2013”.

SEC. 2. Amendment.

Section 3704(a) of title 28, United States Code, is amended—

(1) in paragraph (3) by striking “or” at the end,

(2) in paragraph (4) by striking the period at the end and inserting “; or”, and

(3) by adding at the end the following:

“(5) a lottery, sweepstakes, or other betting, gambling, or wagering scheme in a State authorized by such State by an applicable statute—

“(A) enacted on or after January 1, 2013, and

“(B) as in effect not later than January 1, 2017.”.