18 U.S. Code § 1859 - Surveys interrupted

Whoever, by threats or force, interrupts, hinders, or prevents the surveying of the public lands, or of any private land claim which has been or may be confirmed by the United States, by the persons authorized to survey the same in conformity with the instructions of the Director of the Bureau of Land Management, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.

Source

(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 789; May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 42,63 Stat. 95; Pub. L. 103–322, title XXXIII, § 330016(1)(J),Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147.)
Historical and Revision Notes

1948 Act
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., § 112 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, § 58,35 Stat. 1099).
Mandatory punishment provision was rephrased in the alternative.
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1949 Act
This section [section 42] substitutes, in section 1859 of title 18, U.S.C., “Director of the Bureau of Land Management” for “Commissioner of the General Land Office,” in view of the abolishment of the General Land Office, and the office of Commissioner thereof, by 1946 Reorganization Plan No. 3, § 403, effective July 16, 1946 (11 F.R. 7876). Such plan consolidated the functions of the General Land Office and of the Grazing Service to form a new agency, the Bureau of Land Management, in the Department of the Interior and headed by a Director.
Amendments

1994—Pub. L. 103–322substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $3,000”.
1949—Act May 24, 1949, substituted “Director of the Bureau of Land Management” for “Commissioner of the General Land Office”.

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