S.1668 - Restoration of America's Wire Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Graham, Lindsey [R-SC] (Introduced 06/24/2015)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/24/2015 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1668 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/24/2015)
Restoration of America's Wire Act
Amends provisions of the federal criminal code, commonly known as the Wire Act, to provide that the prohibition against using a wire communication facility for the transmission of bets or wagers, wagering information, or wagering proceeds shall: (1) apply to any bet or wager (currently, to bets or wagers on any sporting event or contest); and (2) include any transmission over the Internet carried interstate or in foreign commerce.
States that nothing in this Act shall be construed to preempt any state law prohibiting gambling or to alter, limit, or extend: (1) the relationship between the Interstate Horseracing Act of 1978 and other federal laws currently in effect, (2) the ability of a state licensed lottery or state licensed retailer to make on-premises retail lottery sales or to transmit information ancillary to such sales, (3) the ability of a state licensed gaming establishment or a tribal gaming establishment to transmit information assisting in the placing of a bet or water on the physical premises of the establishment, or (4) the relationship between federal laws and state charitable gaming laws.