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ammunition, provisions, clothing, or other property so used or to be used, shall make or deliver the same to any other person without a full knowledge of the truth of the facts stated therein and with intent to defraud the United States, or any department thereof, or any corporation in which the United States of America is a stock. holder, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. And whoever shall purchase, or receive in pledge, from any person any arms, equipment, ammunition, clothing, military stores, or other property furnished by the United States, under a clothing allowance or otherwise, to any soldier, sailor, officer, cadet, or midshipman in the military or naval service of the United States or of the National Guard or Naval Militia, or to any person accompanying, serving, or retained with the land or naval forces and subject to military or naval law, having knowledge or reason to believe that the property has been taken from the possession of the United States or furnished by the United States under such allowance, shall be fined not more than $500 or imprisoned not more than two years, or both.”
Approved, June 18, 1934.
AN ACT To empower certain members of the Division of Investigation of the Department
of Justice to make arrests in certain cases, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Director, Assistant Directors, agents, and inspectors of the Division of Investigation of the Department of Justice are empowered to serve warrants and subpenas issued under the authority of the United States; to make seizures under warrant for violation of the laws of the United States; to make arrests without warrant for felonies which have been committed and which are cognizable under the laws of the United States, in cases where the person making the arrest has reasonable grounds to believe that the person so arrested is guilty of such felony and where there is a likelihood of the person escaping before a warrant can be obtained for his arrest, but the person arrested shall be immediately taken before a committing officer. Such members of the Division of Investigation of the Department of Justice are authorized and empowered to carry firearms Approved, June 18, 1934.
AN ACT To amend section 766 of the Revised Statutes, as amended. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 766 of the Revised Statutes, as amended, be, and it is hereby, further amended so as to read as follows:
Pending the proceedings or appeal in the cases mentioned in the three preceding sections, and until final judgment therein, and after final judgment of discharge, any proceeding against the person so imprisoned and confined or restrained of his liberty, in any State court, or by or under the authority of any State, for any matter so heard and determined, or in process of being heard and determined, under such writ of habeas corpus, may be stayed by a judge of any court of the United States in which are pending any such proceed. ings or appeal. After the granting of such a stay any such proceeding in any State court,
or by or under the authority of any State, subsequent thereto pending the final adjudication of such habeas corpus proceedings in the court of the United States shall be deemed null and void. If no such stay is granted, any such proceeding in any State court, or by or under the authority of any State, shall be as valid and of as full force and effect as if no proceedings or appeal in the cases mentioned in the three preceding sections were pending in any court of the United States. No such appeal shall be had or allowed unless taken within three months after the date of the judgment or order complained of. Any proceeding, except final judgment or execution thereof, heretofore taken in any State court, or by or under the authority of any Stato, for any matter heard and determined, or in process of being heard and determined, in any proceeding or appeal in the cases mentioned in the three preceding sections now pending in any court of the United States, shall be as valid and of as full force and effect as if no such proceedings or appeal had been pending in any court of the United States at the time such proceeding was taken.” Approved, June 19, 1934.
AN ACT To authorize the formation of a body corporate to insure the more effective el
versification of prison industries, and for other purposes. Be in enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in order more effectively to carry out the policy and purposes of the Act of May 27, 1930 (46 Stat. 391; U.S.C., title 18, sec. 711), entitled “ An Act to provide for the diversification of employment of Federal prisoners, for their training and schooling in trades and occupations, and for other purposes", the President is hereby authorized and empowered, in his discretion, to create a body corporate of the District of Columbia to be known as Federal Prison Industries”, which shall be a governmental body.
Sec. 2. The President shall appoint a board of directors of said corporation which shall consist of five persons, one of whom shall be a representative of industry, one a representative of labor, one a representative of agriculture, one a representative of retailers and consumers, and one a representative of the Attorney General. The board of directors shall serve at the will of the President and without compensation.
Sec. 3. The President shall transfer to said corporation the duty of determining in what manner and to what extent industrial operations shall be carried on in Federal penal and correctional insti. tutions and may transfer to said corporation any part or all of the other powers and duties now vested in the Attorney General or any other officer or employee of the United States by said Act of May 27, 1930. It shall be the duty of the board of directors to diversify so far as practicable prison industrial operations and so operate the prison shops that no single private industry shall be forced to bear an undue burden of competition from thể products of the prison workshops.
Seo. 4. The Secretary of the Treasury is hereby authorized and directed, upon the formation of the corporation, to transfer to a fund to be known as the “ Prison Industries Fund” all balances then standing to the credit of the prison industries working capital fund. All moneys under the control of the corporation shall be deposited or covered into the Treasury of the United States to the credit of said fund and withdrawn therefrom only pursuant to accountable warrants or certificates of settlement issued by the General Accounting Office. All valid claims and obligations payable out of said fund shall be assumed by the corporation. The corporation is hereby authorized to employ the aforesaid fund, and any earnings that may hereafter accrue to the corporation, as operating capital for the purposes enumerated in the said Act of May 27, 1930, and in accordance with the laws generally applicable to the expenditures of the several departments
of the Government, and also for the payment of compensation in such amounts as the Attorney General may authorize to inmates of penal institutions or their dependents for injuries suffered in any industry: Provided, That in no event shall compensation be paid in a greater amount than that provided in the Federal Employees' Compensation Act of September 7, 1916, as amended. Accounts of all receipts and disbursements of the corporation shall be rendered to the General Accounting Office in such manner, to such extent, and at such times as the Comptroller General of the United States may direct for settlement and adjustment pursuant to title III of the Act of June 10, 1921 (42 Stat 23), and such accounting shall include all fiscal transactions of the corporation, whether involving appropriated moneys, capital, or receipts from other sources.
Sec. 6. The board of directors shall make an annual report to Congress on the conduct of the business of the corporation and on the condition of its funds.
Sec. 6. This Act is supplemental to the Act of Congress approved May 27, 1930, and in the event of the failure of the corporation to act as herein authorized the Attorney General shall not be limited in carrying out the duties conferred upon him by the Act approved May 27, 1930.
Approved, June 23, 1934.