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You may have requested a Bill or Resolution that does not exist. For information on visiting the Capitol Complex, please visit pacapitol. Monday that he will introduce new sports gambling legislation after the Supreme Court struck down a federal law that banned the betting in almost every state. At stake here is the very integrity of sports.
That’s why I plan to introduce legislation in the coming weeks to help protect honesty and principle in the athletic arena,» Hatch said in a statement. 1992 that prohibit states from authorizing and licensing a sports gambling scheme violate the anti-commandeering rule. The decision opens the door to legalized sports gambling nationwide. Hatch, who is retiring after this Congress, was one of the four original authors of PASPA.
He added on Monday that «problems posed by sports betting are much the same as they were 25 years ago,» when PASPA was originally passed. But the rapid rise of the Internet means that sports betting across state lines is now just a click away. We cannot allow this practice to proliferate amid uneven enforcement and a patchwork race to the regulatory bottom,» Hatch said. The Utah Republican didn’t detail how his forthcoming legislation would try to regulate sports gambling. But his office noted the bill would «establish fundamental standards» including trying to protect consumers and states that decide not to legalize sports betting, and upholding «the integrity» of sports. I invite stakeholders and my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to join me in addressing this important issue,» Hatch said. In the high court’s majority opinion, Justice Samuel Alito left the door open to further legislation on the issue.