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To amend the Act creating a juvenile court for the District of Columbia, approved March 19, 1906, as amended.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first para- Juvenile graph of section 11 of the Act entitled "An Act to create a juvenile court, D.C. court in and for the District of Columbia", approved March 19, 1906,
as amended (sec. 11-912, D. C. Code, 1940 edition), is amended by add- 34 Stat. 73; ing at the end thereof the following new sentence: "No such child shall 52 Stat. 596. be held in such place of detention for any period longer than five days, Detention. excluding Sundays and holidays, unless the judge shall order such
child detained for a further period."
SEC. 2. The second sentence of section 14 of such Act, as amended Hearing. (sec. 11-915, D. C. Code, 1940 edition), is amended to read as follows: "In the hearing of any case, the general public shall be excluded and only such persons as have a direct interest in the case and their representatives shall be admitted except that the judge, by rule of court or special order, may admit such other persons as he deems to have a legitimate interest in the case or the work of the court."
SEC. 3. Section 28 of such Act, as amended (sec. 11–929, D. C. Code, 1940 edition), is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 28. (a) The court shall maintain records of all cases brought Records. before the court. Such records shall be withheld from indiscriminate public inspection but shall be open to inspection only by respondents, their parents or guardians and their duly authorized attorneys, and by any institution or agency to which a child may have been committed pursuant to section 14 of this Act. Such records may, pursuant to rule of court or special order of the court, be inspected by other interested persons, institutions and agencies. As used in this subsection, the word "records" includes notices filed with the court by arresting officers pursuant to section 11 of this Act, the court docket and entries therein, the petitions, complaints, informations, motions and other papers filed in any case, transcripts of testimony taken in any case tried by the court and findings, verdicts, judgments, orders and decrees, and other writings filed in proceedings before the court, other than social records.
"(b) The records made by officers of the court pursuant to sections 7 and 23 of this Act, referred to in this section as social records, shall D.C. Code be withheld from indiscriminate public inspection, except that such $$ 11-908, records or parts thereof shall be made available by rule of court or special order of court to such persons, governmental and private agencies, and institutions as have a legitimate interest in the protection, welfare, treatment, and rehabilitation of the child, and to any court before which any such child may appear. The judge may also provide by rule or special order that any such person or agency may make or receive copies of such records or parts thereof. No person, 66 Stat. 134. agency, or institution which has received records or information under 66 Stat. 135. this section may publish or use them for any purpose other than that
for which they were received.
"(c) It shall be unlawful, except for purposes for which records, Unlawful use. parts thereof, or information therefrom have been released pursuant to section 28 of this Act or except for purposes thereafter permitted by special order of court, and in accordance with any applicable rules of court, for any person or persons to disclose, receive, or make use of, or authorize, knowingly permit, participate in, or acquiesce in the use of any information concerning any juvenile before the court, directly or indirectly derived from the records, papers, files, or com
All 66 Stat. 135.
munications of the court, or acquired in the course of the performance of official duties.
"(d) Any person or persons who shall violate subsection (c) of this section shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $100 or by imprisonment for not more than ninety days, or by both. Prosecutions for violations of subsection (c) of this section shall be brought in the name of the District of Columbia in the Municipal Court for the District of Columbia by the Corporation Counsel or any of his assistants.” Approved June 12, 1952.
Ante, p. 72.
To amend the Act entitled "An Act to assist Federal prisoners in their rehabilitation."
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 2 of the Act of May 15, 1952 (Public Law 342, Eighty-second Congress), relating to the rehabilitation of Federal prisoners is hereby amended 66 Stat. 479, by striking out the words "Federal income, State, and gift taxes" and inserting in lieu thereof "Federal income, estate, and gift taxes”.
66 Stat. 480.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the analysis of Coast Guard. chapter 13 of title 14, United States Code, entitled "Coast Guard", as Deserters. amended, immediately preceding section 461 of such title, is amended 63 Stat. 529. by striking out the item
"508. Deserters; arrest of by civil authorities; penalties." and in lieu thereof inserting
"508. Deserters; payment of expenses incident to apprehension and delivery; penalties."
SEC. 2. Section 508 of title 14, United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
"8 508. Deserters; payment of expenses incident to apprehension and delivery; penalties.
"(a) The Coast Guard may, pursuant to regulations prescribed by the Secretary, make such expenditures as are deemed necessary for the apprehension and delivery of deserters, stragglers, and prisoners.
(b) No person who is convicted by court martial for desertion from the Coast Guard in time of war, and as the result of such conviction is dismissed or dishonorably discharged from the Coast Guard shall afterwards be enlisted, appointed, or commissioned in any military or naval service under the United States, unless the disability resulting from desertion, as established by this section is removed by a board of commissioned officers of the Coast Guard convened for consideration - of the case, and the action of the Board is approved by the Secretary; or unless he is restored to duty in time of war. Approved July 10, 1952.
66 Stat. 539. 66 Stat. 540.
To confer Federal Jurisdiction to prosecute certain common-law crimes of violence when such crimes are committed on an American airplane in flight over the high seas or over waters within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 7 of Title 18, title 18, United States Code, is hereby amended by adding at the end U.S. Code, thereof a new subsection reading as follows:
"(5) Any aircraft belonging in whole or in part to the United 62 Stat. 685. States, or any citizen thereof, or to any corporation created by or under the laws of the United States, or any State, Territory, district,
or possession thereof, while such aircraft is in flight over the high 66 Stat. 589. seas, or over any other waters within the admiralty and maritime 66 Stat. 590. jurisdiction of the United States and out of the jurisdiction of any particular State."
Approved July 12, 1952.
Public Law 516 82d Congress
All 66 Stat. 590.
To amend subsection (d) of section 12 of the Subversive Activities Control
Act of 1950
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (d)
of section 12 of the Subversive Activities Control Act of 1950 (Public 64 Stat. 997. Law 831, Eighty-first Congress) is amended by striking the figure 50 U.S.C. "12,500" and substituting in lieu thereof the figure "15,000".
Approved July 12, 1952.
To provide for the more effective prevention, detection, and punishment of crime in the District of Columbia.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be District of cited as the "District of Columbia Law Enforcement Act of 1953".
TITLE I-TABLE OF CONTENTS AND DEFINITIONS
SEC. 101. This Act is divided into titles and sections according to the following table of contents:
TABLE OF CONTENTS
TITLE I-TABLE OF CONTENTS AND DEFINITIONS
Sec. 101. Table of contents.
Sec. 102. Definitions.
TITLE II-CRIMINAL OFFENSES
Sec. 201. Minimum sentences for certain crimes.
Sec. 202. Sex offenses.
Sec. 203. Abortion.
Sec. 204. Amendments to the Dangerous Weapons Act.
Sec. 206. Gambling.
Sec. 207. Arrests without a warrant.
Sec. 208. Presence in illegal establishments.
Sec. 209. Possessing implements of crime.
Sec. 210. Unlawful assembly—profane and indecent language.
Sec. 211. Disorderly conduct.
Sec. 212. Threats to do bodily harm.
Sec. 213. Receiving stolen goods.
Sec. 214. Fornication.
Sec. 215. Amendments to certain penal provisions relating to the taking of property.
TITLE III-METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT
Sec. 801. Records-General provisions.
Sec. 302. Central criminal records.
Sec. 303. Reports by independent police.
Sec. 305. Bonding of Metropolitan Police.
TITLE IV-GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 401. The Council on Law Enforcement in the District.
Sec. 402. Powers of investigators assigned to United States attorney.
Sec. 404. Licenses for bottle clubs.
Sec. 403. Psychiatrist and psychologist.
Sec. 406. Records to be kept by bondsmen.
Sec. 407. Extradition.
Sec. 408. Qualifications of jurors.
Sec. 409. Refusal to give testimony.
Sec. 410. Contempt of the Municipal Court.
Sec. 411. Effect of Reorganization Plan No. 5.
SEC. 102. For the purposes of this Act
(1) The term "Commissioners" means the Board of Commissioners of the District of Columbia;
(2) The term "district court" means the United States District Court for the District of Columbia;
67 Stat. 90,
67 Stat. 91.