House Bill 1215
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Fraud and Scam Reduction Act
Active
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Passed House on Apr 15, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Feb 23, 2021
Latest Action
Apr 19, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1215
Congress
117
Policy Area
Commerce
Commerce
Primary focus of measure is business investment, development, regulation; small business; consumer affairs; competition and restrictive trade practices; manufacturing, distribution, retail; marketing; intellectual property. Measures concerning international competitiveness and restrictions on imports and exports may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Passed
April 15, 2021
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Fraud and Scam Reduction Act

This bill expands activities to address mail, telephone, and internet fraud, particularly such scams targeting older adults.

The bill establishes a Senior Scams Prevention Advisory Group, which must create model educational materials to educate employees of retailers, financial-services companies, and wire-transfer companies on how to identify and prevent scams that affect older adults.

Further, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) must establish an advisory office in the Bureau of Consumer Protection to assist the FTC in monitoring scams targeting older adults, educating consumers, and receiving complaints.

Text (2)
April 15, 2021
February 23, 2021
Actions (12)
04/19/2021
Received in the Senate.
04/15/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
04/15/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 - 13 (Roll no. 104). (text: 04/14/2021 CR H1756-1757)
04/15/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 396 - 13 (Roll no. 104).(text: 04/14/2021 CR H1756-1757)
04/15/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1825)
04/14/2021
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
04/14/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1215.
04/14/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H1756-1758)
04/14/2021
Mr. Pallone moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
02/24/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Consumer Protection and Commerce.
02/23/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
02/23/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Feb 24, 2021 8:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Sep 22, 2021 6:11:39 PM