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75TII

CONGRESS,

1ST

749

SESSION-CHS. 746-748-AUGUST 24, 1937

it, said judge may, in his discretion, also order a venire to issue for
a third grand jury. The district court may in term order a grand
jury to be summoned at such time, and to serve such time as it may
direct, whenever, in its judgment, it may be proper to do so. A
district judge may, upon request of the district attorney or of the
grand jury or on his own motion, by order authorize any grand jury
to continue to sit during the term succeeding the term at which such
request is made, solely to finish investigations begun but not finished
by such grand jury, but no grand jury shall be permitted to sit in all
during more than three terms. Nothing herein shall operate to extend
beyond the time permitted by law the imprisonment before indictment
found of a person accused of crime or offense, or the time during
which a person so accused may be held under recognizance before
indictment found."
Approved, August 24, 1937.

Extensions to complete investigations;
limitation.

Imprisonment before
indictment, etc., time
limit not extendel.

[CHAPTER 747]
AN ACT
To amend the bank-robbery statute to include burglary and larceny.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled, That subsection
(a) of section 2 of the Act of May 18, 1934 (48 Stat. 783; U. S. C.,
title 12, sec. 588b), be and the same is hereby, amended to read as
follows:
"(a) Whoever, by force and violence, or. by putting in fear, feloniously takes, or feloniously attempts to take, from the person or presence of another any property or money or any other thing of
value belonging to, or in the care, custody, control, management, or
possession of, any bank; or whoever shall enter or attempt to enter
any bank, or any building used in whole or in part as a bank, with
intent to commit in such bank or building, or part thereof, so used,
any felony or larceny, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or
imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both; or whoever shall
take and carry away, with intent to steal or purloin, any property or
money or any other thing of value exceeding $50 belonging to, or
in the care, custody, control, management, or possession of any bank,
shall be fined not Imore than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than ten
years, or both; or whoever shall take and carry away, with intent
to steal or Iprloin, lanyproperty or money or any other thing of
value not exceeding $50 belonging to, or in the care, custody, control,
management, or possession of any bank, shall be fined not more than
$1,000 or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."
Approved, August 24, 1937.
[CHAPTER 748]

August 21, 1937
[H. R. 590)J
[Public, No. 3491
Offenses against
banks.
48 Stat. 783.
12U.S.C.

588b.

Bank robbery; burglary and larceny added.

Penalty provisions.

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JOINT RESOLUTION
Authorizing an appropriation for the expenses of participation by the United
States in the Inter-American Radio Conference to be held in 1937 at Habana,
Cuba.

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representativesof the United
States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum of $15,000, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, for the expenses of participation by the United States in
the Inter-American Radio Conference to be held in 1937 at Habana,

August 24, 1937

Is. J. Res. 1971
[Pub. Res., No. 67]

Inter-American Radio Conference, 1937.
Appropriation authorized for participation expenses.
Post, p. 770.


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