S.2159 - Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Sessions, Jeff [R-AL] (Introduced 03/03/2004)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||03/03/2004 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.|
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Summary: S.2159 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2003 - 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.
Introduced in Senate (03/03/2004)
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.