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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.

87th Congress, H. R. 6834
October 3, 1961.

An Act

To amend section 35 of title 18, United States Code.

75 STAT. 751.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 35 of Crimes. title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "§ 35. Imparting or conveying false information

False reports.

70 Stat. 540.

"(a) Whoever imparts or conveys or causes to be imparted or conveyed false information, knowing the information to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made or to be made, to do any act which would be a crime prohibited by this chapter or chapter 97 or chapter 111 of this title shall be fined not more than 18 USC 1991, $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

"(b) Whoever willfully and maliciously, or with reckless disregard for the safety of human life, imparts or conveys or causes to be imparted or conveyed false information, knowing the information. to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made or to be made, to do any act which would be a crime prohibited by this chapter or chapter 97 or chapter 111 of this title shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than five years, or both." Approved October 3, 1961.

2271.

87th Congress, S. 1750
October 3, 1961

An Act

To strengthen the Federal Firearms Act.

75 STAT. 757.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 1 of the Transportation Federal Firearms Act, as amended (52 Stat. 1250; 15 U.S.C. 901-909), of firearms. is further amended by repealing paragraph (6), by deleting the words "crime of violence" in paragraph (7) and inserting in lieu thereof the words "crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year", and by renumbering paragraphs (7) and (8) as paragraphs (6) and (7).

SEC. 2. Section 2 of such Act is amended by deleting the words "crime of violence" in subsections (d), (e), and (f) and inserting in lieu thereof the words "crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year".

Approved October 3, 1961.

(458)

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