H.R. 14582 (93rd): Hobbs Act Amendment

May 06, 1974 (93rd Congress, 1973–1974)
Died (Referred to Committee)
John Anderson
Representative for Illinois's 16th congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 6288 (94th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 23, 1975

H.R. 13063 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 27, 1974


This bill was introduced on May 6, 1974, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 06, 1974
Referred to Committee May 06, 1974
Full Title

A bill to amend section 1951, title 18, United States Code, act of July 3, 1946.


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2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)

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Hobbs Act Amendment - Provides that anyone who interferes with commerce by damaging to the extent of $2,000 or more any property of a person where business is conducted or property is maintained shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned not more than twenty years or both.
Defines the term "extortion" to mean the obtaining of property from another, with his consent, induced by use of actual or threatened force, violence, or fear, or under color of official right notwithstanding that the same acts or conduct may also be a violation of State or local law and notwithstanding that the actual or threatened force, violence, or fear was used in the course of a legitimate labor dispute or in the pursuit of legitimate union or labor ends or objectives.
(Amends 18 U.S.C. 1951)

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