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PUBLIC LAW 98-000—MMMM. DD, 1984

98 STAT. 2140 Post, pp. 2142, 2868.

PUBLIC LAW 98-473—OCT. 12, 1984

"(5) The person is among those officers and employees designated in section 1114 of this title and any such act against the person is done while the person is engaged in, or on account of, the performance of his official duties,". PART G—CRIMES AGAINST FAMILY MEMBERS OF FEDERAL OFFICIALS

SEC. 1008. (a) Chapter 7 of title 18 of the United States Code is amended by adding a new section at the end thereof to read as follows: 18 USC 115.

"§115. Influencing, impeding, or retaliating against a Federal official by threatening or injuring a family member "(a) Whoever assaults, kidnaps, or murders, or attempts to kidnap or murder, or threatens to assault, kidnap or murder a member of the immediate family of a United States official, a United States judge, a Federal law enforcement officer, or an official whose killing Post, pp. 2142, would be a crime under 18 U.S.C. 1114, as amended, with intent to 2868. impede, intimidate, interfere with, or retaliate against such official, judge or law enforcement officer while he is engaged in or on account of the performance of his official duties, shall be punished as provided in subsection (b). "(b)(1) An assault in violation of this section shall be punished as 18 USC 111. provided in section 111 of this title. "(2) A kidnaping or attempted kidnaping in violation of this Ante, p. 2139. section shall be punished as provided in section 1201 of this title. "(3) A murder or attempted murder in violation of this section Ante, p. 2138; 18 shall be punished as provided in sections 1111 and 1113 of this title. use 1113. "(4) A threat made in violation of this section shall be punished by a fine of not more than $5,000 or imprisonment for a term of not more than five years, or both, except that imprisonment for a threatened assault shall not exceed three years. "(c) As used in this section, the term— "(1) 'Federal law enforcement officer' means any officer, agent, or employee of the United States authorized by law or by a Government agency to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of any violation of Federal criminal law; "(2) 'immediate family member' of an individual means— "(A) his spouse, parent, brother or sister, child or person to whom he stands in loco parentis; or "(B) any other person living in his household and related to him by blood or marriage; "(3) 'United States judge' means any judicial officer of the United States, and includes a justice of the Supreme Court and a United States magistrate; and "(4) 'United States official' means the President, Presidentelect, Vice President, Vice President-elect, a Member of Congress, a member-elect of Congress, a member of the executive branch who is the head of a department listed in 5 U.S.C. 101, or the Director of The Central Intelligence Agency.". "(b) The analysis of chapter 7 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new item: "115. Influencing, impeding, or retaliating against a Federal official by threatening or injuring a family member.".