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      house Committees
      House Committee on the Judiciary
      Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations
  • The senate Passed January 13th, 2009
    Passed by Voice Vote
      senate Committees
      Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
    IntroducedJanuary 6th, 2009

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Official Title

A bill to prohibit the sale and counterfeiting of Presidential inaugural tickets.


Amends the federal criminal code to make it unlawful to knowingly and willfully sell or forge a ticket to a presidential inaugural ceremony or to use, unlawfully possess, or exhibit a forged ticket with the intent to defraud. Exempts the sale of tickets to a presidential inaugural ceremony that has already occurred or by an official presidential inaugural committee. Imposes a fine and/or prison term of up to one year for violations.

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