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H.R. 5621 (ih) To amend the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 to apply the Medicaid disproportionate share hospital payment transition rule to public hospitals in all States. [Introduced in House] ...
106th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 5620 To require operators of electronic marketplaces to disclose the ownership and management of such marketplaces to market participants, and for other purposes. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES November 1, 2000 Mrs. Maloney of New York introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Commerce _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To require operators of electronic marketplaces to disclose the ownership and management of such marketplaces to market participants, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Electronic Marketplace Ownership Disclosure Act''. SEC. 2. FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION REGULATIONS. (a) Disclosure Required.--The Commission shall prescribe rules in accordance with this section to prohibit unfair and deceptive acts and practices in the operation of an electronic marketplace by requiring the operator of such market to disclose-- (1) the identity of-- (A) the entities that have a controlling equity stake in such marketplaces; (B) the corporate parents of any subsidiaries or affiliates with a controlling equity stake in such marketplaces; and (C) the names of the directors and officers of each such entity, parent, subsidiary, or affiliate; (2) the extent to which the controlling equity holders, or any subsidiary or affiliate, is or intends to become a trading participant in such a marketplace; and (3) the percentage of the marketplace's operating expenses and overhead that are paid by the controlling equity stakeholder. (b) Rulemaking.-- (1) In general.--The Commission shall prescribe the rules under subsection (a) within 270 days after the date of enactment of this Act. Such rules shall be prescribed in accordance with section 553 of title 5, United States Code. (2) Access via the internet.--The rules prescribed by the Commission under subsection (a) shall require that the information required to be disclosed under such subsection be readily accessible to the public through the Internet. (c) Enforcement.--Any violation of any rule prescribed under subsection (a) shall be treated as a violation of a rule respecting unfair or deceptive acts or practices under section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 45). Notwithstanding section 5(a)(2) of such Act (15 U.S.C. 45(a)(2)), communications common carriers shall be subject to the jurisdiction of the Commission for purposes of this Act. (d) Actions by the Commission.--The Commission shall prevent any person from violating a rule of the Commission under this section in the same manner, by the same means, and with the same jurisdiction, powers, and duties as though all applicable terms and provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act (15 U.S.C. 41 et seq.) were incorporated into and made a part of this Act. Any person who violates such rule shall be subject to the penalties and entitled to the privileges and immunities provided in the Federal Trade Commission Act in the same manner, by the same means, and with the same jurisdiction, power, and duties as though all applicable terms and provisions of the Federal Trade Commission Act were incorporated into and made a part of this Act. SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS. As used in this Act: (1) Commission.--The term ``Commission'' means the Federal Trade Commission. (2) Electronic marketplace.--The term ``electronic marketplace'' means an entity or group of entities using electronic means to trade goods or services, including online Internet exchanges and electronic communications networks (``ECN's''). (3) Internet exchange.--The term ``Internet exchange'' means an electronic marketplace conducted over the combination of computer facilities and electromagnetic transmission media, and related equipment and software, comprising the interconnected worldwide network of computer networks that employ the Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol or any successor protocol to transmit information, commonly known as the ``Internet''. (4) Electronic communications networks.--The term ``electronic communications networks (``ECN's'') means computerized systems that automatically match orders between buyers and sellers. (5) Subsidiary or affiliate.--The term ``subsidiary or affiliate'' means any company that controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with another company. <all>
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