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1 makes any extortionate demand shall be fined not more than


2 $20,000 or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.

"(c) For the purpose of this section 'foreign official, 4 'internationally protected person', and 'official guest shall 5 have the same meanings as those provided in section 1116 (b)

6 of this title.

7 “(d) If the victim of an offense under subsection (a) 8 is an internationally protected person, the United State 9 inay exercise jurisdiction over the offense if the alleged of10 fender is present within the United States, irrespective of 11 the place where the offense was committed or the nationality

12 of the victim or the alleged offender. As used in this subsec

13 tion, the United States includes all areas under the jurisdic

14 tion of the United States including any of the places within

15 the provisions of sections 5 and 7 of this title and section 101

(3+) of the Federal Aviation Act of 1958, as amended (49

17 U.S.C. 1301 (34)).”.


SEC. 9. The analysis of chapter 41 of title 18, United 19 States Code, is amended by inserting at the end thereof the

20 following new item:

“978. Threats and extortion against foreign officials, official guests, anel

internationally protected persons.”.


Sec. 10. Nothing contained in this Act shall be con22 strued to indicate an intent on the part of Congress to oc

2 cupy the field in which its provisions operate to the exclu


1 sion of the laws of any State, Commonwealth, territory, pos2 session, or the District of Columbia, on the same subject mat3 ter, nor to relieve any person of any obligation imposed by 4

any law of any State, Commonwealth, territory, possession, 5 the District of Columbia, including the obligation of all

persons having official law enforcement powers to take ap7 propriate action, such as effecting arrests, for Federal as well


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SEC. 11. Section 11 of title 18, United States Code, is

10 amended by inserting after the word "title" the words "ex11 cept in sections 112, 878, 970, 1116, and 1201”.

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20 Session

H. R. 13709


May 11, 1976 Mr. Rodixo (by request) introduced the following bill; urhich was referred

to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL To amend title 18, United States Code, to implement the Con

vention To Prevent and Punish the Acts of Terrorism Taking the Form of Crimes Against Persons and Related Extortion That Are of International Significance and the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected Persons, Including Diplomatic Agents,

and for other purposes. 1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled.

3 That this Act may be cited as the “Act for the Prevention 4 and Punishment of Crimes Against Internationally Protected

5 Persons”.


SEC. 2. Section 1116 of title 18, United States Code, is

7 amended to read as follows:

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