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Written reports have been requested from all the Cabinet departments, and from a substantial number of other agencies in the Government. We have asked that these reports be expedited, in line with the hope that we may be able to conclude these hearings before the end of March. We shall give careful consideration to all the reports which we receive, responsive to these requests, whether the hearings are concluded or not. But I want to serve notice on all the interested departments and agencies that these hearings are going to go forward as expeditiously as possible, and we do not intend to let them drag out beyond the time required for the hearing of live witnesses; we will not continue the hearings from day to day or from week to week to suit the convenience of witnesses whose requests to be heard come in late; and we shall not hold the hearing record open after the hearings have been closed, in order to receive reports from Government departments and agencies which have not been submitted by that time.

Ample notice of these hearings has been given, and the subject matter of this bill is so important that it is the duty of both the subcommittee and the full committee to complete their labors early enough to allow time for both the Senate and the other body to take action on the measure during the present session.

The text of the bill will be entered in the record at this point. (S. 2988 referred to follows:)

90TH CONGRESS

2D SESSION

S. 2988

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

FEBRUARY 19, 1968 Mr. EASTLAND (for himself, Mr. BENNETT, Mr. BIBLE, Mr. Byrd of West Vir

ginia, Mr. COTTON, Mr. DIRKSEN, Mr. Dodd, Mr. FannIN, Mr. HICKENLOOPER, Mr. HOLLAND, Mr. HOLLINGS, Mr. HRUSKA, Mr. JORDAN of Idaho, Mr. LAUSCHE, Mr. Mundt, Mr. MURPHY, Mr. SMATHERS, Mr. STENNIS, Mr. TALMADGE, and Mr. THURMOND) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL
To strengthen the internal security of the United States.

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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 "Internal Security Act of

4 1968”.

5 TITLE I-AMENDMENTS TO TITLE 18, UNITED

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STATES CODE

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SEC. 101. SABOTAGE ON WAR PREMISES OR NA

8 TIONAL-DEFENSE PREMISES.- (a) The definition of "war 9 premises” in section 2151 of title 18, United States Code,

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1 "The words 'war premises' include all buildings, 2 grounds, mines, or other places wherein such war material 3 is being or may be produced, manufactured, repaired, stored, 4 mined, extracted, distributed, loaded, unloaded, or trans5 ported, together with all machinery and appliances therein 6 contained; and all forts, arsenals, navy yards, camps, pris7 ons, or other military or naval stations of the United States,

8 or any associate nation."

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(b) The definition of "national-defense premises” in 10 section 2151 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to

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"The words 'national-defense premises' include all build

13 ings, grounds, mines, or other places wherein such national14 defense material is being or may be produced, manufactured, 15 repaired, stored, mined, extracted, distributed, loaded, un16 loaded, or transported together with all machinery and 17 appliances therein contained; and all forts, arsenals, navy 18 yards, camps, prisons, or other military or naval stations of 19 the United States."

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SEC. 102. OFFENSES INVOLVING PERFORMANCE OF

21 OFFICIAL DUTIES.- (a) Chapter 213 of title 18 of the 22 United States Code is amended by adding at the end thereof

23 & new section as follows:

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1 "8 3292. Suspension of limitations in offenses involving per

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formance of official duties by Government em

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“The running of any statute of limitations applicable to 5 any offense committed by any person (other than an offense 6 involving an assault or inflicting of bodily injury), an essen7 tial element of which is (1) an act, or failure to act by an 8 officer or employee of the United States or any agency 9 thereof in the performance of his official duties or (2) an 10 attempt or offer to procure an act, or failure to act by an 11 officer or employee of the United States or any agency 12 thereof in the performance of his official duties, shall be 13 suspended during any period during which the officer or 14 employee concerned is in the service of the United States or

15 any agency thereof."

16 (b) The analysis of chapter 213 of such title is amended 17 by adding at the end thereof:

“3292. Suspension of limitations in offenses involving performance of

official duties hy Government employees."

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SEC. 103. LIMITATIONS APPLICABLE TO TREASON,

19 ESPIONAGE, SABOTAGE, SEDITION,

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SUBVERSIVE

20 ACTIVITIES. — (a) Chapter 213 of title 18 of the United 21 States Code is amended by adding at the end thereof a new

22 section as follows:

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1 “g 3293. Treason, espionage, sabotage, sedition, and subver

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person shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for

“(a) any offense described in chapter 37 (relating to espionage and censorship), chapter 105 (relating to sabotage), or chapter 115 (relating to treason, sedition, and subversive activities of this title, or in subsection

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10 (b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (42 U.S.C. 1810 (b)), other than any such offense punishable by

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death; or

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“ (b) any offense under section 371 of this title

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(relating to conspiracies) wbich involves a conspiracy to commit any offense described in chapter 37, chapter 105, or chapter 115 of this title, or in subsection 10 (b) of the Atomic Energy Act of 1946 (42 U.S.C. 1810 (b)),

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17 unless the indictment is found or the information is instituted

18 within fifteen years next after the offense shall have been

19 committed.

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(b) The analysis of chapter 213 of title 18 of the

21 United States Code is amended by adding at the end thereof

22 a new item as follows:

“3293. Treason, espionage, sabotage, sedition, and subversive activities.”

SEC. 104. SMITH ACT AMENDMENTS.- (a) The first

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