H.R.4422 - Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. King, Steve [R-IA-4] (Introduced 11/16/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 12/13/2017 Referred to the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security, and Investigations. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4422 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (11/16/2017)
Freedom From Union Violence Act of 2017
This bill amends the federal criminal code to modify provisions, commonly known as the Hobbs Act, that prohibit committing robbery or extortion in a manner which, in any way or degree, obstructs interstate commerce.
Specifically, the bill exempts from the prohibition conduct that: (1) is incidental to otherwise peaceful picketing during a labor dispute; (2) consists solely of minor bodily injury, minor property damage, or threats of such minor injury or damage; and (3) is not part of a pattern of violent conduct or of a coordinated violent activity. Such exempted conduct is subject to prosecution only by state and local authorities.