H.R. 2021: To amend section 1951 of title 18, United States Code (commonly known as the Hobbs Act), and for other purposes.

Introduced:
May 16, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
2% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Paul Broun Jr.
Representative for Georgia's 10th congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
May 16, 2013
Length
5 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on May 16, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced May 16, 2013
Referred to Committee May 16, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

9% chance of getting past committee.
2% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
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5/16/2013--Introduced.
Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2013 - Amends the Hobbs Act to authorize imposition of a fine of up to $100,000, 20 years' imprisonment, or both for:
(1) obstructing, delaying, or affecting commerce or the movement of any article or commodity in commerce by robbery or extortion (or attempting or conspiring to do so); and
(2) threatening physical violence to any person or property in furtherance of a plan or purpose to interfere 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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