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Text of the Private Officers Protection Act of 1998

This bill was introduced on February 24, 1998, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 24, 1998 (Introduced).

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HR 3253 IH

105th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3253

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for murders of armored car crew members.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 24, 1998

Mr. MANTON introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend title 18, United States Code, to provide penalties for murders of armored car crew members.

    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 ‘Private Officers Protection Act of 1998’.

SEC. 2. MURDERS OF ARMORED CAR GUARDS.

    (a) IN GENERAL- Chapter 51 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

‘Sec. 1123. Killings of armored car crew members

    ‘(a) Whoever, in or affecting commerce, kills an armored car crew member shall be punished as provided in sections 1111 and 1112, and whoever attempts to kill an armored car guard shall be punished as provided in section 1113.

    ‘(b) As used in this section--

      ‘(1) the term ‘armored car crew member’ means an individual who provides protection for goods transported by an armored car company; and

      ‘(2) the term ‘armored car company’ means a company--

        ‘(A) subject to regulation under subchapter I of chapter 135 of title 49; and

        ‘(B) registered under chapter 139 of such title in order to engage in the business of transporting and protecting currency, bullion, securities, precious metals, food stamps, and other articles of unusual value in interstate commerce.’.

    (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT- The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 51 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item:

      ‘1123. Killings of armored car crew members.’.