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§ 3701. —  Definitions.



[Laws in effect as of January 7, 2003]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 7, 2003 and December 19, 2003]
[CITE: 28USC3701]

 
               TITLE 28--JUDICIARY AND JUDICIAL PROCEDURE
 
                     PART VI--PARTICULAR PROCEEDINGS
 
         CHAPTER 178--PROFESSIONAL AND AMATEUR SPORTS PROTECTION
 
Sec. 3701. Definitions

    For purposes of this chapter--
        (1) the term ``amateur sports organization'' means--
            (A) a person or governmental entity that sponsors, 
        organizes, schedules, or conducts a competitive game in which 
        one or more amateur athletes participate, or
            (B) a league or association of persons or governmental 
        entities described in subparagraph (A),

        (2) the term ``governmental entity'' means a State, a political 
    subdivision of a State, or an entity or organization, including an 
    entity or organization described in section 4(5) of the Indian 
    Gaming Regulatory Act (25 U.S.C. 2703(5)), that has governmental 
    authority within the territorial boundaries of the United States, 
    including on lands described in section 4(4) of such Act (25 U.S.C. 
    2703(4)),
        (3) the term ``professional sports organization'' means--
            (A) a person or governmental entity that sponsors, 
        organizes, schedules, or conducts a competitive game in which 
        one or more professional athletes participate, or
            (B) a league or association of persons or governmental 
        entities described in subparagraph (A),

        (4) the term ``person'' has the meaning given such term in 
    section 1 of title 1, and
        (5) the term ``State'' means any of the several States, the 
    District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the 
    Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Palau, or any 
    territory or possession of the United States.

(Added Pub. L. 102-559, Sec. 2(a), Oct. 28, 1992, 106 Stat. 4227.)


                             Effective Date

    Section 3 of Pub. L. 102-559 provided that: ``This Act [enacting 
this chapter and provisions set out as a note under section 1 of this 
title] shall take effect on January 1, 1993.''



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