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PUBLIC LAW 200—OCT. 24, 1951

65 STAT.]

611

SEC. 2. All existing laws or portions thereof, inconsistent or in conflict with this Act, are hereby amended or repealed. SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect on the first day of the third calendar month following the calendar month in which it is enacted. Approved October 24, 1951.

Public Law 200

Effective date.

CHAPTER 553 AN ACT

To further amend the Communications Act of 1934. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Anieii^oa in Congress assembled, That section 606(c) of the Communications Act of 1934, as amended, is amended to read as follows: "(c) Upon proclamation by the President that there exists war or a threat of war, or a state of public peril or disaster or other national emergency, or in order to preserve the neutrality of the United States, the President, if he deems it necessary in the interest of national security or defense, may suspend or amend, for such time as he may see fit, the rules and regulations applicable to any or all stations or devices capable of emitting electromagnetic radiations within the jurisdiction of the United States as prescribed by the Commission, and may cause the closing of any station for radio communication, or any device capable of emitting electromagnetic radiations between 10 kilocycles and 100,000 megacycles, which is suitable for use as a navigational aid beyond five miles, and the removal therefrom of its apparatus and equipment, or he may authorize the use or control of any such station or device and/or its apparatus and equipment, by any department of the Government under such regulations as he may prescribe upon just compensation to the owners. The authority granted to the President, under this subsection, to cause the closing of any station or device and the removal therefrom of its apparatus and equipment, or to authorize the use or control of any station or device and/or its apparatus and equipment, may be exercised in the Canal Zone." SEC. 2. Section 606 of such Act is further amended by adding at the end thereof a new subsection as follows: " (h) Any person who willfully does or causes or suffers to be done any act prohibited pursuant to the exercise of the President's authority under this section, or who willfully fails to do any act which he is required to do pursuant to the exercise of the President's authority under this section, or who willfully causes or suffers such failure, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished for such offense by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or both, and, if a firm, partnership, association, or corporation, by fine of not more than $5,000, except that any person who commits such an offense with intent to injure the United States, or with intent to secure an advantage to any foreign nation, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $20,000 or by imprisonment for not more than 20 years, or both." Approved October 24, 1951.

October 24, 1951 [S. 537]

48 Stat. 1104. 4 7 U.S.C. § 606(e). Electromagnetic radiation control. Authority of the President.

Canal Zone.

Penalties.