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Block Booking

List of U.S. Congress Anti-Block Booking Bills (to 1940)


Legislation intended to abolish compulsory block booking and blind selling has been introduced in Congress as follows:

1927 S. 1667 by Sen. Brookhart (Iowa) on Dec. 13, 1927
1932 S. 1003 by Sen. Brookhart (Iowa) on May 7, 1929
1934 S. 3770 by Sen. Brookhart (Iowa) on Feb. 23, 1932
1934 H.R. 8686 by Cong. Patman (Tex.) on March 16, 1934
1935 H.R. 3654 by Cong. Celler (N.Y.) on Jan. 3, 1934
1935 H.R. 142 by Cong. Celler (N.Y.) on Jan. 3, 1935
1935 H.R. 887 by Cong. Celler (N.Y.) on July 16, 1935
1935 H.R. 4757 by Cong. Culkin (N.Y.) on Jan. 25, 1935
1935 H.R. 6472 by Cong. Pettengill (Ind.) on March 5, 1935
1935 S. 3012 by Sen. Neely (W. Va.) on May 13, 1935
1937 S. 153 by Sen. Neely (W. Va.) on Jan. 6, 1937
1937 H.R. 23 by Cong. Culkin (N.Y.) on Jan. 5, 1937
1937 H.R. 1669 by Cong. Pettengill (Ind.) on Jan. 5, 1937
1938 H.R. 10077 by Cong. Edmiston (W. Va.) on March 29, 1938
1939 H.R. 145 by Cong. Edmiston (W. Va.) on Jan. 3, 1939
1939 H.R. 244 by Cong. Culkin (N.Y.) on Jan. 3, 1939
1939 H.R. 1810 by Cong. Celler (N.Y.) on Jan. 5, 1939
1939 S. 280 by Sen. Neely (W. Va.) on Jan. 4, 1939

 

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SOURCES:

Benjamin Werne, "The Neely Anti-Block Booking and Blind Selling Bill—An Analysis," Contemporary Law Pamphlets, Series 6, Number 1, New York University of Law, New York, 1940.

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