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[121 STAT. 2537]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

PUBLIC LAW 110–177—JAN. 7, 2008

121 STAT. 2537

because of the participation in, or assistance provided to, a Federal criminal investigation by that officer or employee; ‘‘(3) the term ‘crime of violence’ has the meaning given the term in section 16; and ‘‘(4) the term ‘immediate family’ has the meaning given the term in section 115(c)(2).’’. (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of sections at the beginning of chapter 7 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new item: ‘‘119. Protection of individuals performing certain official duties.’’. SEC. 203. PROHIBITION OF POSSESSION OF DANGEROUS WEAPONS IN FEDERAL COURT FACILITIES.

Section 930(e)(1) of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘‘or other dangerous weapon’’ after ‘‘firearm’’. SEC. 204. CLARIFICATION OF VENUE FOR RETALIATION AGAINST A WITNESS.

Section 1513 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following: ‘‘(g) A prosecution under this section may be brought in the district in which the official proceeding (whether pending, about to be instituted, or completed) was intended to be affected, or in which the conduct constituting the alleged offense occurred.’’. SEC. 205. MODIFICATION OR TAMPERING WITH A WITNESS, VICTIM, OR AN INFORMANT OFFENSE.

Section 1512 of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(3)— (A) by amending subparagraph (A) to read as follows: ‘‘(A) in the case of a killing, the punishment provided in sections 1111 and 1112;’’; (B) in the matter following clause (ii) of subparagraph (B) by striking ‘‘20 years’’ and inserting ‘‘30 years’’; and (C) in subparagraph (C), by striking ‘‘10 years’’ and inserting ‘‘20 years’’; (2) in subsection (b), by striking ‘‘ten years’’ and inserting ‘‘20 years’’; and (3) in subsection (d), by striking ‘‘one year’’ and inserting ‘‘3 years’’. SEC. 206. MODIFICATION OF RETALIATION OFFENSE.

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Section 1513 of title 18, United States Code, is amended— (1) in subsection (a)(1)(B)— (A) by inserting a comma after ‘‘probation’’; and (B) by striking the comma which immediately follows another comma; (2) in subsection (a)(2)(B), by striking ‘‘20 years’’ and inserting ‘‘30 years’’; (3) in subsection (b)— (A) in paragraph (2)— (i) by inserting a comma after ‘‘probation’’; and (ii) by striking the comma which immediately follows another comma; and (B) in the matter following paragraph (2), by striking ‘‘ten years’’ and inserting ‘‘20 years’’; and (4) by redesignating the second subsection (e) as subsection (f).

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