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Short Titles as Introduced

Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2017

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Official Titles as Introduced

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


Actions Overview (1)

Date
05/17/2017 Introduced in Senate

All Actions (1)

Date
05/17/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S3017; text of measure as introduced: CR S3016-3017)
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Nelson, Bill [D-FL]* 05/17/2017
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]* 05/17/2017
Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]* 05/17/2017

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation05/17/2017 Referred to

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Subjects (10)

  • Civil actions and liability
  • Consumer affairs
  • Consumer credit
  • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)
  • Government information and archives
  • Internet and video services
  • Marketing and advertising
  • State and local government operations
  • Travel and tourism

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Introduced in Senate (05/17/2017)

Stop Online Booking Scams Act of 2017

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 hotel owner or an entity that provides the hotel services or accommodations; (3) that the third-party seller is not an exhibition organizer, a meeting planner, or the official housing bureau for an event at the hotel; and (4) the brand identity of the third party online or 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.