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. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill 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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