H. R. ll - Congressman Steve King

Mar 26, 2018 - Mr. KING of Iowa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the. Committee on llllllllllllll. A BILL. To amend title 18, United States Code, ...
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H. R. ll

115TH CONGRESS 2D SESSION

To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish unlawful obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States by State officials, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Mr. KING of Iowa introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on llllllllllllll

A BILL To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish unlawful obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States by State officials, and for other purposes. 1

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 3 4

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Mayor Libby Schaaf

5 Act of 2018’’. 6

SEC. 2. OBSTRUCTION OF THE ENFORCEMENT OF THE

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LAWS OF THE UNITED STATES.

(a) OBSTRUCTION

9 LAWS

OF THE

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ENFORCEMENT

OF THE

UNITED STATES.—Chapter 73 of title 18,

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2 1 United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 2 1510 the following: 3 ‘‘§ 1510A. Obstruction of the enforcement of the laws 4 5

of the United States

‘‘(a) It shall be unlawful for any officer, employee,

6 or agent of a State or political subdivision thereof to ob7 struct, hinder, delay, or otherwise impede the enforcement 8 of the laws of the United States, or to attempt to do so. 9 Whoever violates this section shall be fined under this title 10 or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both. 11

‘‘(b) As used in this section—

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‘‘(1) the term ‘obstruct, hinder, delay, or other-

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wise impede the enforcement of the laws of the

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United States’ shall include the purposeful broadcast

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by an officer, employee, or agent of a State or polit-

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ical subdivision thereof of information relating to

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any imminent action by a Federal law enforcement

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officer or agent without regard to the manner in

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which the broadcaster became aware of the immi-

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nent action; and

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‘‘(2) the term ‘State’ means any of the several

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States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth

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of Puerto Rico, or any other territory or possession

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of the United States.’’.

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(b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections

2 for such chapter is amended by inserting after the item 3 relating to section 1510 the following: ‘‘1510A. Obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States.’’.

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