H.R. 2143 - Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act

COMMITTEE ACTION: REPORTED BY VOICE VOTE on Monday, June 9, 2003.
FLOOR ACTION:ADOPTED BY RECORD VOTE OF 259-158, AFTER AGREEING ON THE PREVIOUS QUESTION BY A RECORD VOTE OF 222-196 on Tuesday, June 10, 2003.
MANAGERS: LINDER/HASTINGS(FL)
108th Congress
1st Session

H.R. 2143 - Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act

1. Structured rule.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services.

3. Makes in order only those amendments printed in the Rules Committee report accompanying the resolution.

4. Provides that the amendments printed in the report may be considered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for a division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

5. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in the report.

6. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

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RESOLUTION

Resolved, That at any time after the adoption of this resolution the Speaker may, pursuant to clause 2(b) of rule XVIII, declare the House resolved into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union for consideration of the bill (H.R. 2143) to prevent the use of certain bank instruments for unlawful Internet gambling, and for other purposes. The first reading of the bill shall be dispensed with. General debate shall be confined to the bill and shall not exceed one hour equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Financial Services. After general debate the bill shall be considered for amendment under the five-minute rule. The bill shall be considered as read. No amendment to the bill shall be in order except those printed in the report of the Committee on Rules accompanying this resolution. Each amendment may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. All points of order against such amendments are waived. At the conclusion of consideration of the bill for amendment the Committee shall rise and report the bill to the House with such amendments as may have been adopted. The previous question shall be considered as ordered on the bill and amendments thereto to final passage without intervening motion except one motion to recommit with or without instructions.


SUMMARY OF AMENDMENT MADE IN ORDER

1. Kelly #5
Adds a new section 5 to the end of the bill consisting of a rule of construction clarifying that the bill should be read as leaving intact the substantive law with respect to gambling in the United States. It confirms that the bill does not change Federal, State or Tribal law in this regard. (10 minutes)

2. Jackson-Lee #4
Removes credit cards from the list of bank instruments banned under the bill. The reasoning for removing credit cards is that the age requirements necessary for obtaining a credit card provide a means of preventing minor's use of Internet gambling websites. (10 minutes)

3. Sensenbrenner/Cannon/Conyers #2
Strikes language in the bill which states that a bet or wager does not include "any lawful transaction with a business licensed or authorized by a State." (20 minutes)

TEXT OF THE AMENDMENT(.pdf)

1. Kelly

2. Jackson-Lee