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[S. 2039]

AN ACT

Making it a felony to transport in interstate or foreign commerce persons to be employed to obstruct or interfere with the right of peaceful picketing during labor controversies.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whoever shall knowingly transport or cause to be transported, or aid or abet in transporting, in interstate or foreign commerce, any person with intent to employ such person to obstruct or interfere, in any manner, with the right of peaceful picketing during any labor controversy affecting wages, hours, or conditions of labor, or the right of organization for the purpose of collective bargaining, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both, in the discretion of the court.

Approved, June 24, 1936.

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[H. R. 8875]

AN ACT

To clarify section 104 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title II, sec. 194).

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 104, of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title II, sec. 194) is amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 104. Whenever a witness summoned as mentioned in section 102 of the Revised Statutes fails to appear to testify or fails to produce any books, papers, records, or documents, as required, or whenever any witness so summoned refuses to answer any question pertinent to the subject under inquiry before either House or any committee or subcommittee of either House of Congress, and the fact of such failure or failures is reported to either House while Congress is in session, or when Congress is not in session, a statement of facts constituting such failure is reported to and filed with the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House, it shall be the duty of the said President of the Senate or Speaker of the House, as the case may be, to certify, and he shall so certify, the statement of facts aforesaid under the seal of the Senate or House, as the case may be, to the appropriate United States attorney, whose duty it shall be to bring the matter before the grand jury for its action."

Approved, July 13, 1936.

[CHAPTER 367-18T SESSION]
[H. R. 2705]

AN ACT

To provide for the manner of inflicting the punishment of death.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 323 of the Criminal Code of the United States (U. Ś. C., title 18, sec. 542) be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 323. The manner of inflicting the punishment of death shall be the manner prescribed by the laws of the State within which the sentence is imposed. The United States marshal charged with the execution of the sentence may use available State or local facilities and the services of an appropriate State or local official or employ some other person for such purpose, and pay the cost thereof in an amount approved by the Attorney General. If the laws of the State within which sentence is imposed make no provision for the infliction of the penalty of death, then the court shall designate some other State in which such sentence shall be executed in the manner prescribed by the laws thereof."

Approved, June 19, 1937.

[CHAPTER 747-18T SESSION]
[H. R. 5900]

AN ACT

To amend the bank-robbery statute to include burglary and larceny.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection (a) of section 2 of the Act of May 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 783; U. S. C., title 12, sec. 588b), be and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

"(a) Whoever, by force and violence, or by putting in fear, feloniously takes, or feloniously attempts to take, from the person or presence of another any property or money or any other thing of value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of, any bank; or whoever shall enter or attempt to enter any bank, or any building used in whole or in part as a bank, with intent to commit in such bank or building, or part thereof, so used, any felony or larceny, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both; or whoever shall take and carry away, with intent to steal or purloin, any property or money or any other thing of value exceeding $50 belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of any bank, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both; or whoever shall take and carry away, with intent to steal or purloin, any property or money or any other thing of value not exceeding $50 belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of any bank, shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both.”

Approved, August 24, 1937.

[CHAPTER 24-3D SESSION]

[8. 2387]

AN ACT

To authorize certain officers and employees of Federal penal and correctional institutions to administer oaths.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the warden and associate warden of each Federal penal or correctional institution are hereby authorized and empowered to administer oaths to and take acknowledgments of officers and employees, as well as inmates, of such institutions.

SEC. 2. None of said officers or employees shall demand or accept any fee or compensation whatsoever for administering or taking any oath, affirmation, acknowledgment, or affidavit under the authority conferred by this Act.

Approved, February 11, 1938.

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