S. 230 (105th): Freedom From Union Violence Act of 1997

Introduced:
Jan 29, 1997 (105th Congress, 1997–1998)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Strom Thurmond
Senator from South Carolina
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jan 29, 1997
Length
5 pages
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Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 12, 1999

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 29, 1997, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 29, 1997
Referred to Committee Jan 29, 1997
 
Full Title

A bill to amend section 1951 of title 18, United States Code (commonly known as the Hobbs Act), and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
17 cosponsors (17R) (show)
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1/29/1997--Introduced.
Freedom From Union Violence Act of 1997 - Amends the Hobbs Act to authorize imposition of a sentence of life imprisonment or the death penalty if death results from interference 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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