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87th Congress, H. R. 1777

October 4, 1961

An Act

75 STAT. 802.

To amend title 18 of the United States Code to prohibit the transportation of fraudulent State tax stamps in interstate and foreign commerce, and for other purposes.

Crimes.

62 Stat. 805.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2311 Counterfeiting. of title 18 of the United States Code is amended by inserting, immediately before the last paragraph, the following new paragraph: ""Tax stamp' includes any tax stamp, tax token, tax meter imprint, "Tax stamp". or any other form of evidence of an obligation running to a State, or evidence of the discharge thereof;".

SEC. 2. Section 2314 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended as follows:

(a) by inserting after the word "securities" in the third paragraph thereof, the words "or tax stamps", and

(b) by inserting after the word "security" in the fourth paragraph thereof, the words "or tax stamps", and

(c) by amending the heading of section 2314 to read as follows: "§ 2314. Transportation of stolen goods, securities, moneys, fraudulent State tax stamps, or articles used in counterfeiting."

SEC. 3. Section 2315 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended as follows:

(a) by inserting after the word "securities" wherever it appears in the second paragraph thereof, the words "or tax stamps", and (b) by inserting after the word "security" wherever it appears in the third paragraph thereof, the words "or tax stamp", and (c) by amending the heading of section 2315 to read as follows: "§ 2315. Sale or receipt of stolen goods, securities, moneys, or fraudulent State tax stamps.”

SEC. 4. The section analysis of chapter 113 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended to read as follows:

"Sec.

"2311. Definitions.

"Chapter 113.-STOLEN PROPERTY

"2312. Transportation of stolen vehicles.

"2313. Sale or receipt of stolen vehicles.

"2314. Transportation of stolen goods, securities, moneys, fraudulent State tax

stamps, or articles used in counterfeiting.

"2315. Sale or receipt of stolen goods, securities, moneys, or fraudulent State

tax stamps.

"2316. Transportation of cattle.

"2317. Sale or receipt of cattle."

Approved October 4, 1961.

87th Congress, H. R. 6243
February 16, 1962

An Act

Extending to Guam the power to enter into certain interstate compacts relating to the enforcement of the criminal laws and policies of the States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the

76 STAT. 9.

United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (b) Guam. of section 111 of title 4 of the United States Code is amended by insert- 70 Stat. 1020. ing after the name "the Virgin Islands," the name “Guam”.

Approved February 16, 1962.

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87th Congress, H. R. 5143
March 22, 1962

An Act

To amend section 801 of the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the District of Columbia", approved March 3, 1901.

76 STAT. 46.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 801 ofD. C. the Act entitled "An Act to establish a code of law for the DistrictMurder in first of Columbia", approved March 3, 1901 (31 Stat. 1189, 1321), is and second deamended to read as follows:

grees.
Punishment.

"SEC. 801. PUNISHMENT.-The punishment of murder in the first D. C. Code degree shall be death by electrocution unless the jury by unanimous 22-2404. vote recommends life imprisonment; or if the jury, having determined by unanimous vote the guilt of the defendant as charged, is unable to agree as to punishment it shall inform the court and the court shall thereupon have jurisdiction to impose and shall impose either a sentence of death by electrocution or life imprisonment.

"Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person convicted of first degree murder and upon whom a sentence of life imprisonment is imposed shall be eligible for parole only after the expiration of twenty years from the date he commences to serve his sentence.

"Whoever is guilty of murder in the second degree shall be imprisoned for life or not less than twenty years.

"Cases tried prior to the effective date of this Act and which are before the court for the purpose of sentence or resentence shall be governed by the provisions of law in effect prior to the effective date of this Act: Provided, That the judge may, in his sole discretion, consider circumstances in mitigation and in aggravation and make a determination as to whether the case in his opinion justifies a sentence of life imprisonment, in which event he shall sentence the defendant to life imprisonment. Such a sentence of life imprisonment shall be in accordance with the provisons of this Act.

"In any case tried under this Act as amended where the penalty prescribed by law upon conviction of the defendant is death except in cases otherwise provided, the jury returning a verdict of guilty may by unanimous vote fix the punishment at life imprisonment; and thereupon the court shall sentence him accordingly; but if the jury shall not thus prescribe the punishment the court shall sentence the defendant to suffer death by electrocution unless the jury by its verdict indicates that it is unable to agree upon the punishment, in which case the court shall sentence the defendant to death or life imprisonment." Approved March 22. 1962.

87th Congress, H. R. 10493
September 19, 1962

An Act

76 STAT. 552.

To amend title 18, United States Code, section 4163, relating to discharge of prisoners.

date.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 4163 of Crimes and oftitle 18, United States Code, is amended to read as follows: "Except fenses. as hereinafter provided a prisoner shall be released at the expiration of Federal prisonhis term of sentence less the time deducted for good conduct. A cer- ers, discharge tificate of such deduction shall be entered on the commitment by the 62 Stat. 853. warden or keeper. If such release date falls upon a Saturday, a Sunday, or on a Monday which is a legal holiday at the place of confinement, the prisoner may be released at the discretion of the warden or keeper on the preceding Friday. If such release date falls on a holiday which falls other than on a Saturday, Sunday, or Monday, prisoner may be released at the discretion of the warden or keeper on the day preceding the holiday."

Approved September 19, 1962.

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87th Congress, H. R. 8038
September 19, 1962

An Act

76 STAT. 555.

To amend section 491 of title 18, United States Code, prohibiting certain acts involving the use of tokens, slugs, disks, devices, papers, or other things which are similar in size and shape to the lawful coins or other currency of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That that portion Crimes and of section 491 of title 18, United States Code, which precedes subsec- offenses. tion (c) thereof is amended to read as follows:

❝g 491. Tokens or paper used as money

"(a) Whoever, being 18 years of age or over, not lawfully authorized, makes, issues, or passes any coin, card, token, or device in metal, or its compounds, intended to be used as money, or whoever, being 18 years of age or over, with intent to defraud, makes, utters, inserts, or uses any card, token, slug, disk, device, paper, or other thing similar in size and shape to any of the lawful coins or other currency of the United States or any coin or other currency not legal tender in the United States, to procure anything of value, or the use or enjoyment of any property or service from any automatic merchandise vending machine, postage-stamp machine, turnstile, fare box, coinbox telephone, parking meter or other lawful receptacle, depository, or contrivance designed to receive or to be operated by lawful coins or other currency of the United States, shall be fined not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

"(b) Whoever manufactures, sells, offers, or advertises for sale, or exposes or keeps with intent to furnish or sell any token, slug, disk, device, paper, or other thing similar in size and shape to any of the lawful coins or other currency of the United States, or any token, disk, paper, or other device issued or authorized in connection with rationing or food and fiber distribution by any agency of the United States, with knowledge or reason to believe that such tokens, slugs, disks, devices, papers, or other things are intended to be used unlawfully or fraudulently to procure anything of value, or the use or enjoyment of any property or service from any automatic merchandise vending machine, postage-stamp machine, turnstile, fare box, coin-box telephone, parking meter, or other lawful receptacle, depository, or contrivance designed to receive or to be operated by lawful coins or other currency of the United States shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.

"Nothing contained in this section shall create immunity from criminal prosecution under the laws of any State, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, territory, possession, or the District of Columbia."

Approved September 19, 1962.

Slugs, disks, etc., penalty. 62 Stat. 709.

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