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87th Congress, H. R. 2429
September 13, 1961

An Act

75 STAT. 494.

To prohibit destruction of, or injury to, certain property moving in interstate or foreign commerce, and for other purposes.

state commerce.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) it shall be Property movunlawful for any person willfully to destroy or injure any property ing in intermoving in interstate or foreign commerce in the possession of a common or contract carrier by railroad, motor vehicle, or aircraft, or will- Destruction fully to attempt to destroy or injure any such property. (b) Whoever violates any provision of subsection (a) of this section shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

(c) To establish the interstate or foreign commerce character of any property involved in any prosecution under this section, the waybill or similar shipping document of such property shall be prima facie evidence of the place from which and to which such property was moving.

SEC. 2. A judgment of conviction or acquittal on the merits under the laws of any State or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, shall be a bar to any prosecution under this Act for the same act or acts.

Approved September 13, 1961.

or injury prohibited.

87th Congress, S. 1653
September 13, 1961

An Act

To amend title 18, United States Code, to prohibit travel or transportation in commerce in aid of racketeering enterprises.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That chapter 95 of Crimes and title 18, United States Code, is amended (a) by adding the following criminal pronew section at the end thereof:

Ҥ 1952. Interstate and foreign travel or transportation in aid of

racketeering enterprises

(a) Whoever travels in interstate or foreign commerce or uses any facility in interstate or foreign commerce, including the mail, with

intent to

"(1) distribute the proceeds of any unlawful activity; or "(2) commit any crime of violence to further any unlawful activity; or

"(3) otherwise promote, manage, establish, carry on, or facilitate the promotion, management, establishment, or carrying on, of any unlawful activity,

cedure.

62 Stat. 793.

75 STAT. 498.

and thereafter performs or attempts to perform any of the acts speci- 75 STAT. 499. fied in subparagraphs (1), (2), and (3), shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than five years, or both.

"(b) As used in this section unlawful activity' means (1) any business enterprise involving gambling, liquor on which the Federal excise tax has not been paid, narcotics, or prostitution offenses in violation of the laws of the State in which they are committed or of the United States, or (2) extortion or bribery in violation of the laws of the State in which committed or of the United States.

"(c) Investigations of violations under this section involving liquor or narcotics shall be conducted under the supervision of the Secretary of the Treasury."

and (b) by adding the following item to the analysis of the chapter:

"Sec. 1952. Interstate and foreign travel or transportation in aid of racketeering

enterprises."

Approved September 13, 1961.

87th Congress, S. 1990
September 26, 1961

An Act

75 STAT. 669.

To amend section 1362 of title 18 of the United States Code so as to further protect the internal security of the United States by providing penalties for malicious damage to certain communications facilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1362 Communications of title 18 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows: "§ 1362. Communication lines, stations or systems.

facilities. Penalties for malicious damage.

"Whoever willfully or maliciously injures or destroys any of the 62 Stat. 764. works, property, or material of any radio, telegraph, telephone or cable, line, station, or system, or other means of communication, operated or controlled by the United States, or used or intended to be used for military or civil defense functions of the United States, whether constructed or in process of construction, or willfully or maliciously interferes in any way with the working or use of any such line, or system, or willfully or maliciously obstructs, hinders, or delays the transmission of any communication over any such line, or system, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both.

"In the case of any works, property, or material, not operated or controlled by the United States, this section shall not apply to any lawful strike activity, or other lawful concerted activities for the purposes of collective bargaining or other mutual aid and protection which do not injure or destroy any line or system used or intended to be used for the military or civil defense functions of the United States."

Approved September 26, 1961.

87th Congress, H. R. 7358
September 26, 1961

An Act

75 STAT. 681.

To amend section 4126 of title 18, United States Code, with respect to compensation to prison inmates for injuries incurred in the course of employment.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first sen- Federal prison tence of the third paragraph of section 4126 of title 18, United States inmates. Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the words "or in any Compensation for work activity in connection with the maintenance or operation of the injuries. institution where confined."

Approved September 26, 1961.

(455)

62 Stat. 852.

87th Congress, H. R. 5343
October 3, 1961

An Act

To amend section 5021 of title 18, United States Code.

75 STAT. 750.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 5021 of Federal Youth title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:

"§ 5021. Certificate setting aside conviction

"(a) Upon the unconditional discharge by the division of a committed youth offender before the expiration of the maximum sentence imposed upon him, the conviction shall be automatically set aside and the division shall issue to the youth offender a certificate to that effect. "(b) Where a youth offender has been placed on probation by the court, the court may thereafter, in its discretion, unconditionally discharge such youth offender from probation prior to the expiration of the maximum period of probation theretofore fixed by the court, which discharge shall automatically set aside the conviction, and the court shall issue to the youth offender a certificate to that effect." Approved October 3, 1961.

Corrections Act, amendment.

65 Stat. 1089.

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