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§ 694. Fish and game sanctuaries in national forests; establishment by President.--For the purpose of providing breeding places for game birds, game animals, and fish on lands and waters in the national forests not chiefly suitable for agriculture, the President of the United States is hereby authorized, upon recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Commerce and with the approval of the State legislatures of the respective States in which said national forests are situated, to establish by public proclamation certain specified and limited areas within said forests as fish and game sanctuaries or refuges which shall be devoted to the increase of game birds, game animals, and fish of all kinds naturally adapted thereto, but it is not intended that the lands included in such fish and game sanctuaries or refuges shall cease to be parts of the national forests wherein they are located, and the establishment of such fish and game sanctuaries or refuges shall not prevent the Secretary of Agriculture from permitting other uses of the national forests under and in conformity with the laws and the rules and regulations applicable thereto so far as such uses may be consistent with the purposes for which such fish and game sanctuaries or refuges are authorized to be established. (Mar. 10, 1934, ch. 54, § 1, 48 Stat. 400; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433.)
MIGRATORY BIRD CONSERVATION ACT § 715. Citation.--Sections 715-715d, 715e, 715f-715k, 7151-715r of this title shall be known by the short title of “Migratory Bird Conservation Act.” (Feb. 18, 1929, ch. 257, § 1, 45 Stat. 1222.)
§ 715a. Migratory Bird Conservation Commission; creation; composition; duties; approval of areas of land and water recommended for purchase or rental.—A commission to be known as the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission, consisting of the Secretary of the Interior, as chairman, the Secretary of Commerce, the Secretary of Agriculture and two Members of the Senate, to be selected by the President of the Senate, and two Members of the House of Representatives to be selected by the Speaker, is hereby created and authorized to consider and pass upon any area of land, water, or land and water that may be recommended by the Secretary of the Interior for purchase or rental under sections 715-715d, 715e, 715f-715k, 7151-715r of this title, and to fix the price or prices at which such area may be purchased or rented; and no purchase or rental shall be made of any such area until it has been duly approved for purchase or rental by said commission. Any Member of the House of Representatives who is a member of the commission, if reelected to the succeeding Congress, may serve on the commission notwithstanding the expiration of a Congress. Any vacancy on the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The ranking officer of the branch or department of a State to which is committed the administration of its game laws, or his authorized representative, and in a State having no such branch or department, the governor thereof, or his authorized representative, shall be a member ex officio of said commission for the purpose of considering and voting on all questions relating to the acquisition, under sections 715-715d, 715e, 715f-715k, 7151-715r of this title, of areas in his State. (Feb. 18, 1929, ch. 257, § 2, 45_Stat. 1222; Reorg. Plan No. II, § 4 (f), (h), eff. July 1, 1939, 4 Fed. Reg. 2731, 53 Stat. 1433, 1434.)
TRANSFER OF FUNCTIONS Reorganization Plan No. II, § 4. (f) (h), cited to text, transferred the functions of the Secretary of Agriculture relating to the conservation of wildlife, game, and migratory birds to the Secretary of the Interior, and provided that the Secretary of the Interior should be chairman of the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission and that the Secretary of Agriculture should be a member thereof.
FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE § 744. Investigations; fish propagation; annual statement of expenditures; investigations of damages by predacious fishes; executive assistance.
The heads of the several
several executive departments shall cause to be rendered all necessary
all necessary and practicable aid to the Director in the prosecution of his investigations and inquiries. (R. S. $$ 4396, 4397; Mar. 3, 1887, ch. 362, 24 Stat. 523; June 21, 1916, ch. 160; 88 1, 2, 39 Stat. 232; Reorg. Plan No. III, § 3, eff. June 30, 1940, 5 Fed. Reg. 2108, 54 Stat. 1232.)
FEDERAL POWER ACT $ 793. Federal Power Commission; detail of officers and employees from other departments.
The commission may request the President to detail an officer or officers from the Corps of Engineers, or other branches of the United States Army, to serve the commission as engineer officer or officers, or in any other capacity, in field work outside the seat of government, their duties to be prescribed by the commission; and such detail is hereby authorized. The President may also, at the request of the commission, detail, assign, or transfer to the commission, engineers in or under the Departments of the Interior or Agriculture for field work outside the seat of government under the direction of the commission.
(June 10, 1920, ch. 265, § 2, 41 Stat. 1063; June 23, 1930, ch. 572, § 1, 46 Stat. 798.)
$ 796. Words used in chapter defined. The words defined in this section shall have the following meanings for purposes of this chapter, to wit:
(1) "public lands" means such lands and interest in lands owned by the United States as are subject to private appropriation and disposal under public land laws. It shall not include "reservations”, as hereinafter defined;
(2) "reservations" means national forests, tribal lands embraced within Indian reservations, military reservations, and other lands and interests in lands owned by the United States, and withdrawn, reserved, or withheld from private appropriation and disposal under the public land laws; also lands and interests in lands acquired and held for any any public purposes; but shall not include national monuments or national parks;
(June 10, 1920, ch. 285, § 3, 41 Stat. 1063; Aug. 26, 1935, ch. 687, title II, $ 201, 49 Stat. 838.)
§ 797. General powers of commission. The commission is hereby authorized and empowered
(c) Cooperation with executive departments; information and aid furnished commission.—To cooperate with the executive departments and other agencies of State or National Governments in such investigations; and for such purpose the several departments and agencies of the National Government are authorized and directed upon the request of the commission, to furnish such records, papers, and information in their possession as may be requested by the commision, and temporarily to detail to the commission such officers or experts as may be necessary in such investigations.
(e) Issue of licenses for construction, and so forth, of dams, conduits, reservoirs, and so forth.
Provided, That licenses shall be issued within any reservation only after a finding by the commission that the license will not interfere or be inconsistent with the purpose for which such reservation was created or acquired, and shall be subject to and contain such conditions as the Secretary of the department under whose supervision such reservation falls shall deem necessary for the adequate protection and utilization of such reservations: (June 10, 1920, ch. 285, § 4, 41 Stat. 1065; March 3, 1921, ch. 129, 41 Stat. 1353; June 23, 1930, ch. 572, § 2, 46 Stat. 798; Aug. 26, 1935, ch. 687, title II, 8 202, 49 Stat. 839.)
TITLE 17-COPYRIGHTS § 7. Copyright not to subsist in works in public domain, or published prior to July 1, 1909, and not already copyrighted, or Government publications; publication by Government of copy. righted material.-No copyright shall subsist in the original text of any work which is in the public domain, or in any work which was published in this country or any foreign country prior to July 1, 1909, and has not been already copyrighted in the United States, or in any publication of the United States Government, or any reprint, in whole or in part, thereof. The publication or republication by the Government, either separately or in a public document, of any material in which copyright is subsisting shall not be taken to cause any abridgement or annulment of the copyright or to authorize any use or appropriation of such copyright material without the consent of the copyright proprietor. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 320, $$ 7, 64, 35 Stat. 1077, 1088.)
TITLE 18—CRIMINAL CODE AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
OFFENSES AGAINST ELECTIVE FRANCHISE AND CIVIL
RIGHTS OF CITIZENS § 53a. Unlawful searches by officer, agent or employee of United States.—Any officer, agent, or employee of the United States engaged in the enforcement of any law of the United States who shall search any private dwelling used and accupied as such dwelling without a warrant directing such search, or who, while engaged in such enforcement, shall without a search warrant maliciously and without reasonable cause search any other building or property, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined for a first offense not more than $1,000, and for a subsequent offense not more than $1,000, or imprisoned not more than one year, or both such fine and imprisonment: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall apply to any officer, agent, or employee of the United States serving a warrant of arrest, or arresting or attempting to arrest any person committing or attempting to commit an offense in the presence of such officer, agent, or employee, or who has committed, or who is suspected on reasonable grounds of having committed, a felony. (Aug. 27, 1935, ch. 740, $ 201, 49 Stat. 877.)
$ 54. (Criminal Code, section 21.) Conspiring to prevent officer from performing duties.—If two or more persons in any State, Territory, or District conspire to prevent, by force, intimidation, or threat, any person from accepting or holding any office, trust, or place of confidence under the United States, or from discharging any duties thereof; or to induce by like means any officer of the United States to leave any State, Territory, District, or place, where his duties as an officer are required to be performed, or to injure him in his person or property on account of his lawful discharge of the duties of his office, or while engaged in the lawful discharge thereof, or to injure his property so as to molest, interrupt, hinder, or impede him in the discharge of his official duties, each of such persons shall be fined not more than $5,000, or imprisoned not more than six years, or both. (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, $ 21, 35 Stat. 1092.)
DERIVATION R. S. § 5518, which was revised from acts July 31, 1861, ch. 33, 12 Stat. 284; Apr. 20, 1871, ch. 22, 17 Stat. 13, and repealed by act Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 341, 35 Stat. 1153.
PERNICIOUS POLITICAL ACTIVITIES § 61. Intimidation and coercion of voters in elections of certain officers.--It shall be unlawful for any person to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, or to attempt to intimidate, threaten, or coerce, any other person for the purpose of interfering with the right of such other person to vote or to vote as he may choose, or of causing such other person to vote for, or not to vote for, any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, or Member of the House of Representatives at any election held solely or in part for the purpose of selecting a President, a Vice President, a Presidential elector, or any Member of the Senate or any Member of the House of Representatives, Delegates or Commissioners from the Territories and insular possesions. (Aug. 2, 1939, 11:50 a. m. E. S. T., ch. 410, § 1, 53 Stat. 1147.)
§ 61a. Administrative employees of United States or any State, use of official authority to influence elections. It shall be unlawful for (1) any person employed in any administrative position by the United States, or by any department, independent agency, or other agency of the United States (including any corporation controlled by the United States or any agency thereof, and any corporation all of the capital stock of which is owned by the United States or any agency thereof), or (2) any person employed in any administrative position by any State, by any political subdivision or municipality of any State, or by any agency of any State or any of its political subdivisions or municipalities (including any corporation controlled by any State or by any such political subdivision, municipality, or agency, and any corporation all of the capital stock of which is owned by any State or by any such political subdivision, municipality, or agency), in connection with any activity which is financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the United States, or by any such department, independent agency, or other agency of the United States, to use his official authority for the purpose of interfering with, or affecting, the election or the nomination of any candidate for the office of President, Vice President, Presidential elector, Member of the Senate, Member of the House of Representatives, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner from any Territory or insular possession. (Aug. 2, 1939, 11:50 a. m. E. S. T., ch. 410, § 2, 53 Stat. 1147; July 19, 1940, ch. 640, § 1, 54 Stat. 767.)
§ 61b. Political activity; promise of employment, compensation or other benefit.-It shall be unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, to promise any employment, position, work, compensation, or other benefit, provided for or made possible in whole or in part by any Act of Congress, to any person as consideration, favor, or reward for any political activity or for the support of or opposition to any candidate or any political party in any election. (Aug. 2, 1939, 11:50 a. m. E. S. T., ch. 410, § 3, 53 Stat. 1147.)
§ 61c. Same; deprivation of employment, compensation or other benefit. Except as may be required by the provisions of subsection (b), section 61h of this title, it shall be unlawful for any person to deprive, attempt to deprive, or threaten to deprive, by many means, any person of any employment, position, work, compensation, or other benefit provided for or made possible by any Act of Congress appropriating funds for work relief or relief purposes, on account of race, creed, color, or any political activity, support of, or opposition to any candidate or any political party in any election. (Aug. 2, 1939, 11:50 a. m. E. S. T., ch, 410, $ 4, 53 Stat. 1147.)