H.R. 1796 (104th): Freedom from Union Violence Act

Jun 08, 1995 (104th Congress, 1995–1996)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Philip “Phil” Crane
Representative for Illinois's 8th congressional district
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Jun 08, 1995
3 pages

This bill was introduced on June 8, 1995, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jun 08, 1995
Referred to Committee Jun 08, 1995
Full Title

To amend section 1951 (commonly called the Hobbs Act) of title 18 of the United States Code to prevent union violence.


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8 cosponsors (8R) (show)

House Judiciary

Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations

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Freedom from Union Violence Act - Amends the Hobbs Act to:
(1) revise the definition of "extortion" to mean the obtaining of property from another, with his or her consent, induced by use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear thereof or wrongful use of fear not involving force or violence or under color of official right; and
(2) provide that nothing in such Act shall be construed as indicating congressional intent to repeal, modify, or affect specified statutes or to exclude Federal jurisdiction over specified offenses on the ground that the conduct is also a violation of State or local law or that the conduct, if it involves force, violence, or fear thereof, takes place in the course of a legitimate business or labor dispute or in pursuit of a legitimate business or labor objective.

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