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Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016

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A bill to protect consumers from deceptive practices with respect to online booking of hotel reservations, and for other purposes.


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Date Actions Overview
09/27/2016Introduced in Senate

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09/27/2016Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S6141-6142; text of measure as introduced: CR S6141-6142)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]* 09/27/2016
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 09/27/2016

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation09/27/2016 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (09/27/2016)

Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2016

This bill prohibits third party online hotel reservation sellers from charging a consumer's credit card or financial accounts in an Internet transaction for a hotel unless they disclose: (1) a description of the offered good or service, the cost, and other material terms before the conclusion of the transaction; (2) that the third party seller is not affiliated with the person who owns or provides the hotel services or accommodations and is not an exhibition organizer, a meeting planner, or the official housing bureau for an event at the hotel; and (3) the brand identity of the third party both online and over the phone.

The bill provides authority to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and states to enforce against violations.

The bill also expresses the sense of Congress that the FTC should revise its website to make it easier for consumers and businesses to report complaints of deceptive practices with respect to online booking of hotel reservations.