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(H. J. Res. 382.]
Joint Resolution Declaring that certain Acts of Congress, joint resolutions, and proclamations shall be construed as if the war had ended and the present or existing emergency expired.
Provided further, That the Act entitled "An Act to amend section 3, title 1, of the Act entitled 'An Act to punish acts of interference with foreign relations, the neutrality, and the foreign commerce of the United States, to punish espionage, and better to enforce the criminal laws of the United States, and for other purposes,' approved June 15, 1917 (Fortieth Statutes, page 217), and for other purposes," approved May 16, 1918 (Fortieth Statutes, page 553), be, and the same is hereby, repealed, and that said section 3 of said Act approved June 15, 1917, is hereby revived and restored with the same force and effect as originally enacted.
Nothing herein contained shall be held to exempt from prosecution or to relieve from punishment any offense heretofore committed in violation of any Act hereby repealed or which may be committed while it remains in force as herein provided. Approved, March 3, 1921.
[PUBLIC—No. 41875TH CONGRESS)
AN ACT To prohibit the making of photographs, sketches, or maps of vital military and
naval defensive installations and equipment, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of Amerioa in Congress assembled, That, whenever, in the interests of national defense, the President shall define certain vital military and naval installations or equipment as requiring protection against the general dissemination of information relativo thereto, it shall be unlawful to make any photograph, sketch, picture, drawing, map, or graphical representation of such vital military and naval installations or equipment without first obtaining permission of the commanding officer of the military or naval post, camp, or station concerned, or higher authority, and promptly submitting the product obtained to such commanding officer or higher authority for censorship or such other action as he may deem necessary. Any person found guilty of a violation of this section shall upon conviction be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or by imprisonment for not more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment,
Seo. 2. Any person who uses or permits or procures the use of an aircraft for the purpose of making a photograph, sketch, picture, drawing, map, or graphical representation of vital military or naval installations or equipment, in violation of the preceding section, shall be liable to the penalty therein provided.
SEO. 3. On and after thirty days from the date upon which the President defines any vital military or naval installation or equipment as being within the category contemplated under the first sec tion of this Act, it shall be unlawful for any person to reproduco, publish, sell, or give away any photograph, sketch, picture, drawing, map, or graphical representation of the vital military or naval installations or equipment so defined, without first obtaining permission of the commanding officer of the military or naval post, camp, or station concerned, or higher authority, unless such photograph, sketch, picture, drawing, map, or graphical representation has clearly indicated thereon that it has been censored by the proper military or naval authority. Any person found guilty of a violation of this section shall upon conviction be punished as provided in the first section of this Act.
SEO. 4. The term "aircraft” as used in this Act means any contrivance known or hereafter invented, used, or designed for navigation or flight in the air. The expression “post, camp, or station" as used in this Act shall be interpreted to include naval vessels, military and naval aircraft, and any separate military or naval command.
SEO. 6. The provisions of this Act shall extend to all Territories, possessions, and places subject to the jurisdiction of the United States,
whether contiguous thereto, or not and offenses under this Act when committed upon or over the high seas or elsewhere within the admiralty and maritime jurisdiction of the United States and outside the territorial limits thereof shall be punishable hereunder.
Approved, January 12, 1938.
(PUBLIC—No. 583—75TH CONGRESS)
(H. R. 1591)
AN ACT To require the registration of certain persons employed by agencies to dissemi
nate propaganda in the United States and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
That as used in this Act,
(a) The term “person" means an individual, partnership, association, or corporation;
(b) The term “United States” includes the United States and any place subject to the jurisdiction thereof;
(c) The term "foreign principal” means the government of a foreign country, a political party of a foreign country, a person domiciled abroad, or any foreign business, partnership, association, corporation, or political organization;
(d) The term “agent of a foreign principal” means any person who acts or engages or agrees to act as a public-relations counsel, publicity agent, or as agent, servant, representative, or attorney for a foreign principal or for any domestic organization subsidized directly or indirectly in whole or in part by a foreign principal. Such term shall not include a duly accredited diplomatic or consular officer of a foreign government who is so recognized by the Department of State of the United States, nor a person, other than a publicrelations counsel, or publicity agent, performing only private, nonpolitical, financial, mercantile, or other activities in furtherance of the bona fide trade or commerce of such foreign principal;
(e) The term "Secretary" means the Secretary of State of the United States.
SEC. 2. Every person who is now an agent of a foreign principal shall, within thirty days after this Act takes effect, and every person who shall hereafter become an agent of a foreign principal shall forthwith file with the Secretary a registration statement, under oath, on a form prescribed by the Secretary which shall set forth
(a) The name, business address, and residence address of the registrant;
(b) The name of the foreign principal or other person or organization for which such person is acting as agent;
(c) A copy of all contracts of employment under which such person acts or agrees to act as such agent, if written, or a full statement of the terms and conditions thereof, if oral;
(d) The date when each such contract was made, the date of commencement of activity thereunder, and the period during which such contract is to be in effect;
(e) The compensation to be paid, if any, and the form and time of payment, under such contract;
(f) The name of every foreign principal, or other person or organization which has contributed or which has promised to contribute to the compensation provided in such contract; and
(g) If the registrant be a partnership, association, or corporation, a true and complete copy of its charter, articles of incorporation, copartnership, association, constitution, and bylaws, and any other instrument or instruments relating to its organization, powers, and purposes.
Sec. 3. Every person who has filed a registration statement required by section 2 shall, within thirty days after the expiration of such period of six months succeeding the first filing, file with the Secretary a statement, under oath, on a form prescribed by the Secretary, which shall set forth with respect to such preceding six months' period,
(a) Such facts as may be necessary to make the information required under section 2 hereof accurate and current with respect to such period;
(b) The amount and form of compensation received by such person for acting as agent for a foreign principal which has been received during such six months' period either directly or indirectly from any foreign principal; and
(c) A statement containing such details required under this Act as the Secretary shall fix, of the activities of such persons as agent of a foreign principal during such six months' period.
Sec. 4. The Secretary shall retain in permanent form all statements filed under this Act, and such statements shall be public records and open to public examination and inspection at all reasonable hours, under such rules and regulations as the Secretary may prescribe.
Sec. 5. Any person who willfully fails to file any statement required to be filed under this Act, or in complying with the provisions of this Act, makes a false statement of a material fact, or willfully omits to state any material fact required to be stated therein shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $1,000 or imprisonment for not more than two years, or both.
Sec. 6. The Secretary is authorized and directed to prescribe such rules, regulations, and forms as may be necessary to carry out this Act.
Sec. 7. This Act shall take effect on the ninetieth day after the date of its enactment.
Approved, June 8, 1938.