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H.R. 5884 - Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018

Sponsor: Steve King (R)
Introduced: 2018-05-18
Bill Status: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 5884


    To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish unlawful obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States by State officials, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 18, 2018

    Mr. King of Iowa (for himself and Mr. Gosar) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

    To amend title 18, United States Code, to punish unlawful obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States by State officials, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Mayor Libby Schaaf Act of 2018”.

SEC. 2. Obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States.

(a) Obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States.—Chapter 73 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after section 1510 the following:

§ 1510A. Obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States

“(a) It shall be unlawful for any officer, employee, or agent of a State or political subdivision thereof to obstruct, hinder, delay, or otherwise impede the enforcement of the laws of the United States, or to attempt to do so. Whoever violates this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for not more than 5 years, or both.

“(b) As used in this section—

“(1) the term ‘obstruct, hinder, delay, or otherwise impede the enforcement of the laws of the United States’ shall include the purposeful broadcast by an officer, employee, or agent of a State or political subdivision thereof of information relating to any imminent action by a Federal law enforcement officer or agent without regard to the manner in which the broadcaster became aware of the imminent action; and

“(2) the term ‘State’ means any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or any other territory or possession of the United States.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of sections for such chapter is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 1510 the following:

“1510A. Obstruction of the enforcement of the laws of the United States.”.


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