H.R. 3033 (112th): To amend the Anti-Smuggling Act to subject vehicles, other conveyances, and instruments of international traffic to seizure ...

...and forfeiture for smuggling, and for other purposes.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 22, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3033

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 22, 2011

(for himself and Mr. McCaul) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Ways and Means

A BILL

To amend the Anti-Smuggling Act to subject vehicles, other conveyances, and instruments of international traffic to seizure and forfeiture for smuggling, and for other purposes.

1.

Vehicles, other conveyances, and instruments of international traffic subject to seizure and forfeiture for smuggling

Section 3 of the Anti-Smuggling Act (19 U.S.C. 1703; Public Law 74–238) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by inserting , vehicle, other conveyance, or instrument of international traffic after vessel each place it appears;

(2)

in subsection (b), by inserting , vehicle, other conveyance, or instrument of international traffic after vessel each place it appears; and

(3)

by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

(c)

For the purposes of this section, prima facie evidence that a vessel, vehicle, other conveyance, or instrument of international traffic is being, or has been, or is attempted to be employed in smuggling or to defraud the revenue of the United States shall be—

(1)

in the case of a vessel, the fact that such vessel has become subject to pursuit as provided in section 581 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1581), or is a hovering vessel, or that such vessel fails, at any place within the customs waters of the United States or within a customs-enforcement area, to display light as required by law; and

(2)

in the case of a vehicle, other conveyance, or instrument of international traffic, the fact that such vehicle, other conveyance, or instrument of international traffic has any compartment or equipment that is built or fitted out for smuggling.

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