Summary: S.230 — 105th Congress (1997-1998)All Information (Except Text)

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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.