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(H. R. 5360)

AN ACT Providing for punishment for the crime of robbing or attempting to rob custodians

of Government moneys or property. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 197 of the Act of March 4, 1909 (18 U. S. C., 320; 35 Stat. 1126), be amended to read as follows:

“Whoever shall assault any person having lawful charge, control, or custody of any mail matter or of any money or other property of the United States, with intent to rob, steal, or purloin such mail matter, money, or other property of the United States, or any part thereof, or shall rob any such person of such mail matter, or of any money, or other property of the United States, or any part thereof, shall, for the first offense, be imprisoned not more than ten years; and if in effecting, or attempting to effect such robbery he shall 'wound the person having custody of such mail, money, or other property of the United States, or put his life in jeopardy by the use of a dangerous weapon, or for a subsequent offense, shall be imprisoned twenty-five years." Approved, August 26, 1935.

(8. 2421)

AN ACT To amend tho Act entitled "An Act forbidding the transportation of any person

in interstate or foreign commerce, kidnaped, or otherwise unlawfully detained, and making such Act a felony”, as amended.

Be it enaoted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Act entitled "An Act forbidding the transportation of any person in interstate or foreign commerce, kidnaped, or otherwise unlawfully detained, and making such act a felony”, as amended (48 Stat. 781; U. S. C., title 18, secs. 408a, 408b, and '408c, be, and it is hereby, amended by the addition of the following section :

“Sec. 4. Whoever receives, possesses, or disposes of any money or other property, or any portion thereof, which has at any time been delivered as ransom or reward in connection with a violation of section 1 of this Act, knowing the same to be money or property which has been at any time delivered as such ransom or reward, shall be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment in the penitentiary for not more than ten years, or both." Approved, January 24, 1936.

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(H. R. 7680)

AN ACT
To Amend the Act of May 18, 1934, Providing Punishment for Killing

or Assaulting Federal Officers. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Act entitled "An Act to provide punishment for killing or assaulting Federal officers”, approved May 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 780; U. S. C., title 18, secs. 253 and 254), be and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“That whoever shall kill, as defined in sections 273 and 274 of the Criminal Code, any United States marshal or deputy United States marshal, special agent of the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Department of Justice, post office inspector, Secret Service operative, any officer or enlisted man of the Coast Guard, any employee of any United States penal or correctional institution, any officer of the Customs Service or of the Internal Revenue Service, any immigrant inspector or any immigration patrol inspector, any officer or employee of the Department of Agriculture designated by the Secretary of Agriculture to enforce any Act of Congress for the protection, preser. vation, or restoration of game and other wild birds and animals, any officer or employee of the National Park Service, any officer or employee of, or assigned to duty in, the field service of the Division of Grazing of the Department of the Interior, or any officer or employee of the Indian field service of the United States, while engaged in the performance of his oflicial duties, or on account of the performance of his official duties, shall be punished as provided under section 275 of the Criminal Code.” Approved, February 8, 1936.

(H. R. 8821)

AN ACT To define the crime of bribery and to provide for its punishment. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whosoever corruptly, directly or indirectly, gives any money, or other bribe, present, reward, promise, contract, obligation, or security for the payment of any money, present, reward, or thing of value to any ministerial, administrative, executive, or judicial officer of the District of Columbia or any employee or other person acting in any capacity for the District of Columbia, or any agency thereof, either before or after he is qualified, with intent to influence his action on any matter which is then pending, or may by law come or be brought before him in his official capacity, or to cause him to execute any of the powers in him vested, or to perform any duties of him required, with partiality or favor, or otherwise than is required by law, or in consideration that such officer being authorized in the line of his duty to contract for any advertising or for the furnishing of any labor or material, shall directly or indirectly arrange to receive or shall receive, or shall withhold from the parties so contracted with, any portion of the contract price, whether that price be fixed by law or by agreement, or in consideration that such Officer has nominated or appointed any person to any office or exercised any power in him vested, or performed any duty of him

required, with partiality or favor, or otherwise contrary to law; and whosoever, being such an officer, shall receive any such money, bribe, present, or reward, promise, contract, obligation, or security, with intent or for the purpose or consideration aforesaid shall be deemed guilty of bribery and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment for a term not less than six months nor more than five years.

Whosoever corrupts or attempts, directly or indirectly, to corrupt any special master, auditor, juror, arbitrator, umpire, or referee, by giving, offering, or promising any gift or gratuity whatever, with intent to bias the opinion, or influence the decision of such officer, in relation to any matter pending in the court, or before an inquest, or for the decision of which such arbitrator, umpire, or referee has been chosen or appointed, and every official who receives, or offers or agrees to receive, a bribe in any of the cases above mentioned shall be guilty of bribery and upon conviction thereof shall be punished as hereinbefore provided.

Approved, February 26, 1936.

(CHAPTER 471-30 SESSION)

(H. R. 9610)

AN ACT

To amend the National Firearms Act Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sentence of section 2 (a) of the National Firearms Act is amended by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting a colon and the following: "Provided, That manufacturers and dealers in guns with two attached barrels from which only a single discharge can be made from either barrel without manual reloading shall pay the following taxes : Manufacturers, $25 per year; dealers, $1 per year.”

SEC. 2. The first sentence of section 3 (a) of such Act is amended by striking out the period at the end thereof and inserting a colon and the following: "Provided, That the transfer tax on any gun with two attached barrels, twelve inches or more in length, from which only a single discharge can be made from either barrel without man. ual reloading, shall be at the rate of $1."

Approved, June 16, 1938.

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