S.230 - Freedom From Union Violence Act of 1997105th Congress (1997-1998)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Thurmond, Strom [R-SC] (Introduced 01/29/1997)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/03/1997 Committee on Judiciary. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-363. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.230 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/29/1997)
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.