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S.3178 - Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2012
A bill to amend section 1951 of title 18, United States Code (commonly known as the Hobbs Act), and for other purposes.
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
SEC. 2. INTERFERENCE WITH COMMERCE BY THREATS OR VIOLENCE.
‘Sec. 1951. Interference with commerce by threats or violence
‘(a) Prohibition- Except as provided in subsection (c), whoever in any way or degree obstructs, delays, or affects commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce, by robbery or extortion, or attempts or conspires so to do, or commits or threatens physical violence to any person or property in furtherance of a plan or purpose to do anything in violation of this section, shall be fined not more than $100,000, imprisoned for a term of not more than 20 years, or both.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(4) the term ‘robbery’ means the unlawful taking or obtaining of personal property from the person or in the presence of another, against his or her will, by means of actual or threatened force or violence, or fear of injury, immediate or future--CommentsClose CommentsPermalink
‘(2) STATE AND LOCAL JURISDICTION- Any violation of this section that involves any conduct described in paragraph (1) shall be subject to prosecution only by the appropriate State and local authorities.CommentsClose CommentsPermalink