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“PUBLIC EXAMINATION OF OFFICIAL RECORDS
"SEO. 6. The Attorney General shall retain in permanent form one copy of all registration statements and all statements concerning the distribution of political propaganda furnished under this Act, and the same shall be public records and open to public examination and inspection at such reasonable hours, under such regulations, as the Attorney General may prescribe, and copies of the same shall be furnished to every applicant at such reasonable fee as the Attorney General may prescribe. The Attorney General may withdraw from public examination the registration statement and other statements of any agent of a foreign principal whose activities have ceased to be of a character which requires registration under the provisions of this Act.
"LIABILITY OF OFFICERS
""Seo. 7. Each officer, or person performing the functions of an officer, and each director, or person performing the functions of a director, of an agent of a foreign principal which is not an individual shall be under obligation to cause such agent to execute and file a registration statement and supplements thereto as and when such filing is required under sections 2 (a) and 2 (b) hereof and shall also be under obligation to cause such agent to comply with all the requirements of sections 4 (a), 4 (b), and 5 and all other requirements of this Act. In case of failure of any such agent of a foreign principal to comply with any of the requirements of this Act, each of its officers, or persons performing the functions of officers, and each of its directors, or persons performing the functions of directors, shall be subject to prosecution therefor.
“ENFORCEMENT AND PENALTIES
"Sec. 8. (a) Any person who
"(1) willfully violates any provision of this Act or any regulation thereunder, or
“(2) in any registration statement or supplement thereto or in any statement under section 4 (a) hereof concerning the distribution of political propaganda or in any other document filed with or furnished to the Attorney General under the provisions of this Act willfully makes a false statement of a material fact or willfully omits any material fact required to be stated therein or willfully omits a material fact or a copy of a material document necessary to make the statements therein and the copies of documents furnished therewith not misleading, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by a fine of not more than $10,000 or by
imprisonment for not more than five years, or both. “(b) In any proceeding under this Act in which it is charged that a person is an agent of a foreign principal with respect to a foreign principal outside of the United States, proof of the specific identity of the foreign principal shall be permissible but not necessary.
“(c) Any alien who shall be convicted of a violation of, or a conspiracy to violate, any provision of this Act or any regulation thereunder shall be subject to deportation in the manner provided by sections 19 and 20 of the Immigration Act of 1917 (39 Stat. 889, 890), as amended.
“(d) The Postmaster General may declare to be nonmailable any communication or expression falling within clause (2) of section 1 (j) hereof in the form of prints or in any other form reasonably adapted to, or reasonably appearing to be intended for, dissemination or circulation among two or more persons, which is offered or caused to be offered for transmittal in the United States mails to any person or persons in any other American republic by any agent of a foreign principal, if the Postmaster General is informed in writing by the Secretary of State that the duly accredited diplomatic representative of such American republic has made written representation to the Department of State that the admission or circulation of such communication or expression in such American republic is prohibited by the laws thereof and has requested in writing that its transmittal thereto be stopped.
“APPLICABILITY OF ACT “Seo. 9. This Act shall be applicable in the several States, the District of Columbia, the Territories, the Canal Zone, the insular possessions, including the Philippine Islands, and all other places now or hereafter subject to the civil or military jurisdiction of the United States.
“RULES AND REGULATIONS “Seo. 10. The Attorney General may at any time make, prescribe, amend, and rescind such rules, regulations, and forms as he may deem necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
“REPORTS TO THE CONGRESS
"SEC. 11. The Attorney General shall, from time to time, make a report to the Congress concerning the administration of this Act, including the nature, sources, and content of political propaganda disseminated or distributed.
"SEPARABILITY OF PROVISIONS
“SEC. 12. If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstances, is held invalid, the remainder of the Act, and the application of such provisions to other persons or circumstances, shall not be affected thereby.
“Sec. 13. This Act is in addition to and not in substitution for any other existing statute.
“SHORT TITLE “Seo. 14. This Act may be cited as the 'Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended'.”
TRANSFER OF ADMINISTRATION
SEC. 2. Upon the effective date of this Act, all powers, duties, and functions of the Secretary of State under the Act of June 8, 1938 (52 Stat. 631), as amended, shall be transferred to and become vested in the Attorney General, together with all property, books, records, and unexpended balances of appropriations used by or available to the Secretary of State for carrying out the functions devolving on bim under the above-cited Act. All rules, regulations, and forms which have been issued by the Secretary of State pursuant to the provisions of said Act, and which are in effect, shall continue in effect until modified, superseded, revoked, or repealed.
Sec. 3. This Act shall take effect on the sixtieth day after the date of its approval, except that prior to such sixtieth day the Attorney General may make, prescribe, amend, and rescind such rules, regulations, and forms as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this Act.
Approved, April 29, 1942.
(Public Law 706—77TH CONGRESS)
(H. R. 6484)
AN ACT To suspend temporarily the running of statutes of limitations applicable to certain
offenses. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the running of any existing statute of limitations applicable to offenses involving the defrauding or attempts to defraud the United States or any agency thereof, whether by conspiracy or not, and in any manner, and now indictable under any existing statutes, shall be suspended until June 30, 1945, or until such earlier time as the Congress by concurrent resolution, or the President, may designate. This Act shall apply to acts, offenses, or transactions where the existing statute of limitations has not yet fully run, but it shall not apply to acts, offenses, or transactions which are already barred by the provisions of existing laws.
SEC. 2. That this Act shall be in force and effect from and after the date of its passage.
Approved, August 24, 1942.
(PUBLIC LAW 844-77TA CONGRESS)
(H. R. 7141)
AN ACT To amend the Act of April 20, 1918, as amended, entitled “An Act to punish
the willful injury or destruction of war material, or of war premises or utilities used in connection with war material, and for other purposes”. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the first paragraph of section 1 of the Act approved April 20, 1918, entitled “An Act to punish the willful injury or destruction of war material, or of war premises or utilities used in connection with war material, and for other purposes” (40 Stat. 533; 50 U. S. C. 101), as amended by the Act approved November 30, 1940 (54 Stat. 1220; 50 U. S. C. 101), is amended to read as follows:
"That the words 'war material', as used herein shall include arms, armament, ammunition, livestock, forage, forest products and standing timber suitable therefor, stores of clothing, food, foodstuffs, or fuel; and shall also include supplies, munitions, and all other articles of whatever description and any part or ingredient thereof, intended for, adapted to, or suitable for the use of the United States or any associate nation, in connection with the conduct of war.” Approved, December 24, 1942.
(PUBLIC LAW 384—78TH CONGRESS)
(H. R. 3241)
AN ACT To implement the jurisdiction of service courts of friendly foreign forces within
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, unless the context clearly requires a different meaning
(a) “Friendly foreign force” means any military, naval, or air force of any friendly foreign state with respect to which this Act is operative by virtue of a Presidential declaration as provided in section 6 of this Act.
(b) “Service court” means any military, naval, or air force court, or court martial or similar tribunal of any friendly foreign force within the United States.
(c) "United States” means the United States, its Territories, its insular possessions (including the Philippine Islands), the Canal Zone, and any other place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States.
ARREST OF OFFENDERS
Sec. 2. Upon a specific or general request of the officer commanding any friendly foreign force, having service courts of appropriate jurisdiction within the United States, it shall be lawful for any person in the civil, military, or naval establishments of the United States having authority to arrest, summarily to arrest any member of such force designated in such' request and to deliver him to the custody of any officer of such force or to the custody of the military or naval authorities of the United States who shall deliver him forthwith to the custody of an officer of such force, for trial in such service courts within the United States for such offenses as shall lie within the jurisdiction of the service courts of such friendly foreign force : Provided, That the trial of any member of such friendly foreign force for an offense against a member of the civilian population shall be in open court (except where security consideration forbids), shall take place promptly in the United States and within a reasonable distance from the place where the offense is alleged to have been committed, for the convenience of witnesses.
ATTENDANCE OF WITNESSES Sec. 3. (a) Any district court of the United States, or the United States courts of any Territory or possession, or any court of first instance of the Philippine Commonwealth, or the District Court of the United States for the District of Columbia, within the jurisdiction of which proceedings are had before any service court of a friendly foreign force, or within the jurisdiction of which any person is