H.R.4074 - Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2012

To amend section 1951 of title 18, United States Code (commonly known as the Hobbs Act), and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: To amend section 1951 of title 18, United States Code (commonly known as the Hobbs Act), and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • Short: Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2012 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2012 - Amends the Hobbs Act to authorize imposition of a fine of up to $100,000, 20 years' imprisonment, or both for: (1) obstructing, delaying, or affecting commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce by robbery or extortion (or

Official Summary

Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2012 - Amends the Hobbs Act to authorize imposition of a fine of up to $100,000, 20 years' imprisonment, or both for:
(1) obstructing, delaying, or affecting commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce by robbery or extortion (or attempting or conspiring to do so); and
(2) threatening physical violence to any person or property in furtherance of a plan or purpose to interfere with commerce by threats or violence. Makes provisions regarding any such interference inapplicable to conduct that:
(1) is incidental to otherwise peaceful picketing during the course of a labor dispute;
(2) consists solely of minor bodily injury, or minor damage to property, or threat or fear of such minor injury or damage; and
(3) is not part of a pattern of violent conduct or of coordinated violent activity. Subjects such conduct to prosecution only by the appropriate state and local authorities.

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