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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Stopping Grinch Bots Act of 2018

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prohibit the circumvention of control measures used by Internet retailers to ensure equitable consumer access to products, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
11/16/2018Introduced in House

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Date All Actions
11/16/2018Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Action By: House of Representatives
11/16/2018Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Sherman, Brad [D-CA-30] 11/29/2018

Committees (1)

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House Energy and Commerce11/16/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in House (11/16/2018)

Stopping Grinch Bots Act of 2018

This bill prohibits the circumvention (e.g., via bot technology) of a website's security measure or technological control for enforcing posted purchasing limits or for managing inventory. A person may not sell a product if the person knows that the product was acquired using such circumvention.