H.R.2537 - Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2009111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2] (Introduced 05/21/2009)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||06/12/2009 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2537 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2009 - 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 House (05/21/2009)
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.