S.1774 - A bill to amend section 1951 of title 18 of the United States Code, and for other purposes.99th Congress (1985-1986)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Grassley, Chuck [R-IA] (Introduced 10/18/1985)|
|Latest Action:||04/16/1986 Motion to proceed to consideration of measure withdrawn in Senate by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1774 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (10/18/1985)
Amends the Hobbs Act to redefine "extortion" to mean obtaining property from another with consent by use of actual or threatened force, violence or fear thereof, or wrongful use of fear not involving force or violence, or under color of official right.
Expresses congressional intent not to: (1) exclude Federal jurisdiction on the ground that conduct involving force, violance, or fear thereof takes place in the course of a legitimate business or labor dispute, or on the ground that the conduct violates State or local law; or (2) chill legitimate labor activity by authorizing Federal prosecution for offenses occurring during a labor dispute not involving extortion..
Makes it a bar to a prosecution under this Act that the defendant's conduct: (1) was incidental to peaceful picketing in the course of a legitimate labor dispute; (2) consisted solely of minor bodily injury or property damage; or (3) was not intended to extort property.