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(c) Any appropriation available for the payment of fees and costs in the case of witnesses subpenaed in behalf of the United States in criminal cases shall be available for any fees or costs which the United States is required to pay under this section.
SEO. 8. The President is authorized to prescribe regulations governing the manner of executing and returning commissions by consular officers under the provisions of this Act and schedules of fees allowable to witnesses, foreign counsel, and interpreters under section 7 of this Act.
SEO. 9. This Act shall be prospective only, and not retroactive. Approved, June 20, 1936.
(H. R. 12305]
To define the jurisdiction of the Coast Guard.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That commissioned, warrant, and petty officers of the Coast Guard are hereby empowered to make inquiries, examinations, inspections, searches, seizures, and arrests upon the high seas, and the navigable waters of the United States, its Territories, and possessions, except the Philippine Islands, for the prevention, detection, and suppression of violations of laws of the United States: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall apply to the inland waters of the United States, its Territories, and possessions, other than the Great Lakes and the connecting waters thereof. For such purposes, such officers are authorized at any time to go on board of any vessel, subject to the jurisdiction, or to the operation of any law, of the United States, to address inquiries to those on board, to examine the ship's documents and papers, and to examine, inspect, and search the vessel and use all necessary force to compel compliance. When from such inquiries, examination, inspection, or search it shall appear that a breach of the laws of the United States rendering a person liable to arrest is being, or has been committed, by any person, such person shall be arrested or, if escaping to shore, shall be immediately pursued and arrested on shore, or other lawful and appropriate action shall be taken; or, if it shall appear that a breach of the laws of the United States has been committed so as to render such vessel, or the merchandise, or any part thereof, on board of, or brought into the United States by, such vessel, liable to forfeiture, or, so as to render such vessel liable to a fine or penalty and if necessary to secure such fine or penalty, such vessel shall be seized.
SEC. 2. The officers of the United States Coast Guard, insofar as they are engaged, pursuant to the authority contained in this Act, in enforcing any law of the United States, shall
(a) Be deemed to be acting as agents of the particular executive department or independent establishment charged with the administration of the particular law; and
(b) Be subject to all the rules and regulations promulgated by such department or independent establishment with respect to the enforcement of that law.
SEC. 3. The foregoing provisions shall be in addition to any powers conferred by law upon such officers, and not in limitation of any powers conferred by law upon such officers or any other officers of the United States.
SEC. 4. The term "inland waters" as used in this Act shall not be construed to include harbors, bays, sounds, roadsteads, and like bodies of water along the coasts of the United States, its Territories, and possessions, and shores of the Great Lakes.
Approved, June 22, 1936.
Making it a felony to transport in interstate or foreign commerce persons to be employed to obstruct or interfere with the right of peaceful picketing during labor controversies.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That whoever shall knowingly transport or cause to be transported, or aid or abet in transporting, in interstate or foreign commerce, any person with intent to employ such person to obstruct or interfere, in any manner, with the right of peaceful picketing during any labor controversy affecting wages, hours, or conditions of labor, or the right of organization for the purpose of collective bargaining, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and shall be punishable by a fine not exceeding $5,000, or by imprisonment not exceeding two years, or both, in the discretion of the court.
Approved, June 24, 1936.
[H. R. 8875]
To clarify section 104 of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title II, sec. 194).
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 104, of the Revised Statutes (U. S. C., title II, sec. 194) is amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 104. Whenever a witness summoned as mentioned in section 102 of the Revised Statutes fails to appear to testify or fails to produce any books, papers, records, or documents, as required, or whenever any witness so summoned refuses to answer any question pertinent to the subject under inquiry before either House or any committee or subcommittee of either House of Congress, and the fact of such failure or failures is reported to either House while Congress is in session, or when Congress is not in session, a statement of facts constituting such failure is reported to and filed with the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House, it shall be the duty of the said President of the Senate or Speaker of the House, as the case may be, to certify, and he shall so certify, the statement of facts aforesaid under the seal of the Senate or House, as the case may be, to the appropriate United States attorney, whose duty it shall be to bring the matter before the grand jury for its action."
Approved, July 13, 1936.
[CHAPTER 367-18T SESSION]
To provide for the manner of inflicting the punishment of death.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section 323 of the Criminal Code of the United States (U. Ś. C., title 18, sec. 542) be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:
"SEC. 323. The manner of inflicting the punishment of death shall be the manner prescribed by the laws of the State within which the sentence is imposed. The United States marshal charged with the execution of the sentence may use available State or local facilities and the services of an appropriate State or local official or employ some other person for such purpose, and pay the cost thereof in an amount approved by the Attorney General. If the laws of the State within which sentence is imposed make no provision for the infliction of the penalty of death, then the court shall designate some other State in which such sentence shall be executed in the manner prescribed by the laws thereof."
Approved, June 19, 1937.