Description: TO PASS H.R. 5777, A BILL TO PROTECT HOBBYISTS AGAINST THE REPRODUCTION OR MANUFACTURE OF CERTAIN IMITATION HOBBY ITEMS AND TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL PROTECTION FOR AMERICAN HOBBYISTS.
Bill summary: (LATEST SUMMARY)
Hobby Protection Act - Makes it unlawful to manufacture in the United States, import into the United States, or introduce or distribute in commerce: (1) any imitation political item which is not plainly and permanently marked with the calendar year in which such item was manufactured, and/or (2) any imitation numismatic item which is not plainly and permanently marked "copy".
Directs the Federal Trade Commission to prescribe rules for the required markings.
person to commence a civil action for injunctive relief and damages in any United States district court for a district in which the defendant resides or has an agent.
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Bill titles: An Act to require that reproductions and imitations of coins and political items be marked as copies or with the date of manufacture.; A bill to protect hobbyists against the reproduction or manufacture of certain imitation hobby items and to provide additional protections for American hobbyists.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 119-74, p. H3702;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov