S. 1332 (104th): Possessions and Territories Criminal Law Clarification Act

104th Congress, 1995–1996. Text as of Dec 15, 1995 (Referred to House Committee).

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S 1332 RFH

104th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1332

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 15, 1995

Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


AN ACT

To clarify the application of certain Federal criminal laws to territories, possessions, and commonwealths, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Possessions and Territories Criminal Law Clarification Act’.

SEC. 2. APPLICATION OF VARIOUS OFFENSES TO POSSESSIONS AND TERRITORIES.

    (a) Sections 241 and 242 of title 18, United States Code, are each amended by striking ‘any State, Territory, or District’ and inserting ‘any State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District’.

    (b) Sections 793(h)(1) and 794(d)(1) of title 18, United States Code, are each amended by adding at the end the following: ‘For the purposes of this subsection, the term ‘State’ includes a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (c) Section 925(a)(5) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘For the purpose of paragraphs (3) and (4)’ and inserting ‘For the purpose of paragraph (3)’.

    (d) Sections 1014 and 2113(g) of title 18, United States Code, are each amended by adding at the end the following: ‘The term ‘State-chartered credit union’ includes a credit union chartered under the laws of a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, or any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (e) Section 1073 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end of the first paragraph the following: ‘For the purposes of clause (3) of this paragraph, the term ‘State’ includes a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (f) Section 1715 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘State, Territory, or District’ each place those words appear and inserting ‘State, Territory, Commonwealth, Possession, or District’.

    (g) Section 1716 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in subsection (g)(2) by striking ‘State, Territory, or the District of Columbia’ and inserting ‘State’;

      (2) in subsection (g)(3) by striking ‘the municipal government of the District of Columbia or of the government of any State or territory, or any county, city, or other political subdivision of a State’ and inserting ‘any State, or any political subdivision of a State’; and

      (3) by adding at the end the following:

    ‘(j) For purposes of this section, the term ‘State’ includes a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (h) Section 1761 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(d) For the purposes of this section, the term ‘State’ means a State of the United States and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (i) Section 3156(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) by striking ‘and’ at the end of paragraph (3);

      (2) by striking the period and inserting ‘; and’ at the end of paragraph (4); and

      (3) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

      ‘(5) the term ‘State’ includes a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (j) Section 102 of the Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. 802) is amended--

      (1) by amending paragraph (26) to read as follows:

      ‘(26) The term ‘State’ means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’; and

      (2) by redesignating paragraph (43), as added by section 90105(d) of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, as paragraph (44).

    (k) Section 1121 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

    ‘(c) For the purposes of this section, the term ‘State’ means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (l) Section 228(d)(2) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘commonwealth,’ before ‘possession or territory of the United States’.

    (m) Section 1546(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘For purposes of this section, the term ‘State’ means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (n) Section 1541 of title 18, United States Code, is amended--

      (1) in the first undesignated paragraph, by striking ‘or possession’; and

      (2) by adding at the end the following new paragraph:

    ‘For purposes of this section, the term ‘State’ means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

    (o) Section 37(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended in the final sentence by inserting before the period the following: ‘, and the term ‘State’ means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States’.

    (p) Section 2281(c) of title 18, United States Code, is amended in the final sentence by inserting before the period the following: ‘, and the term ‘State’ means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States’.

    (q) Section 521(a) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘State’ means a State of the United States, the District of Columbia, and any commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States.’.

SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.

    This Act and the amendments made by this Act shall apply to offenses committed on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

Passed the Senate December 14, 1995.

Attest:

KELLY D. JOHNSTON,

Secretary.