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106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                               H. R. 1869

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT

  To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the prohibition on 
                   stalking, and for other purposes.
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1869

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
  To amend title 18, United States Code, to expand the prohibition on 
                   stalking, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Stalking Prevention and Victim 
Protection Act of 1999''.

SEC. 2. EXPANSION OF THE PROHIBITION ON STALKING.

    (a) In General.--Section 2261A of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended to read as follows:
``Sec. 2261A. Stalking
    ``(a) Whoever--
            ``(1) for the purpose of stalking an individual, travels or 
        causes another to travel in interstate or foreign commerce, 
        uses or causes another to use the mail or any facility in 
        interstate or foreign commerce, or enters or leaves, or causes 
        another to enter or leave, Indian country; or
            ``(2) within the special maritime and territorial 
        jurisdiction of the United States or within Indian country, 
        stalks an individual,
shall be punished as provided in section 2261.
    ``(b) For purposes of this section, a person stalks an individual 
if that person engages in conduct--
            ``(1) with the intent to injure or harass the individual; 
        and
            ``(2) that places the individual in reasonable fear of the 
        death of, or serious bodily injury (as defined for the purposes 
        of section 2119) to, that individual, a member of that 
        individual's immediate family (as defined in section 115), or 
        that individual's intimate partner.
    ``(c) The court shall at the time of sentencing for an offense 
under this section issue an appropriate protection order designed to 
protect the victim from further stalking by the convicted person. Such 
an order shall remain in effect for such time as the court deems 
necessary, and may be modified, extended or terminated at any time 
after notice to the victim and opportunity for a hearing.''.
    (b) Detention Pending Trial.--Section 3156(a)(4)(C) of title 18, 
United States Code, is amended by inserting ``, or section 2261A'' 
after ``117''.
    (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of sections at the beginning of 
chapter 110A of title 18, United States Code, is amended by striking 
the item relating to section 2261A and inserting the following:

``2261A. Stalking.''.

            Passed the House of Representatives November 10, 1999.

            Attest:

                                                                 Clerk.

Pages: 1

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