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PUBLIC LAW 106-513—NOV. 13, 2000 114 STAT. 2387 "(A) refusing to permit any officer authorized to enforce this title to board a vessel, other than a vessel operated by the Department of Defense or United States Coast Guard, subject to such person's control for the purposes of conducting any search or inspection in connection with the enforcement of this title; "(B) resisting, -.. p posing, impeding, intimidating, harassing, bribing, interfering with, or forcibly assaulting any person authorized by the Secretary to implement this title or any such authorized officer in the conduct of any search or inspection performed under this title; or "(C) knowingly and willfully submitting false information to the Secretary or any officer authorized to enforce this title in connection with any search or inspection conducted under this title; or". SEC. 8. CHANGES IN ENFORCEMENT PROVISIONS. (a) POWERS OF AUTHORIZED OFFICERS TO ARREST. —Section 307(b) (16 U.S.C. 1437(b)) is amended by striking "and" after the semicolon at the end of paragraph (4), by striking the period at the end of psiragraph (5) and inserting "; and", and by adding at the end the following: "(6) arrest any person, if there is reasonable cause to believe that such person has committed an act prohibited by section 306(3). ". (b) CRIMINAL OFFENSES.—Section 307 (16 U.S.C. 1437) is amended by redesignating subsections (c) through (j) in order as subsections (d) through (k), and by inserting after subsection (b) the following: " (c) CRIMINAL OFFENSES. — "(1) OFFENSES.— ^A person is guilty of an offense under this subsection if the person commits any act prohibited by section 306(3). "(2) PUNISHMENT. — Any person that is guilty of an offense under this subsection— "(A) except as provided in subparagraph (B), shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 6 months, or both; or u "(B) in the case of a person who in the commission of such an offense uses a dangerous weapon, engages in conduct that causes bodily injury to any person authorized to enforce this title or any person authorized to implement the provisions of this title, or places any such person in fear of imminent bodily injury, shall be fined under title 18, United States Code, imprisoned for not more than 10 years, or both.". (c) SUBPOENAS OF ELECTRONIC FILES. —Subsection (g) of section 307 (16 U.S.C. 1437), as redesignated by this section, is amended by inserting "electronic files," after "books,". (d) NATIONWIDE SERVICE OF PROCESS. —Section 307 (16 U.S.C. 1437) is amended by adding at the end the following: "(1) NATIONWIDE SERVICE OF PROCESS.— In any action by the United States under this title, process may be served in any district where the defendant is found, resides, transacts business, or has appointed an agent for the service of process.". SEC. 9. ADDITIONAL REGULATIONS AUTHORITY. Section 308 (16 U.S.C. 1439) is amended to read as follows: