It shall be unlawful for any person to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, any employee of the Federal Government as defined in section
7322(1) of title
5, United States Code, to engage in, or not to engage in, any political activity, including, but not limited to, voting or refusing to vote for any candidate or measure in any election, making or refusing to make any political contribution, or working or refusing to work on behalf of any candidate. Any person who violates this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.
A prior section
610, acts June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 723; May 24, 1949, ch. 139, § 10,63 Stat. 90; Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 655, § 20(c),65 Stat. 718; Feb. 7, 1972, Pub. L. 92–225, title II, § 205,
86 Stat. 10; Oct. 15, 1974, Pub. L. 93–443, title I, § 101(e)(1),
88 Stat. 1267, prohibited campaign contributions or expenditures by national banks, corporations, and labor organizations, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 94–283, title II, § 201(a),May 11, 1976, 90 Stat. 496. See section
441b of Title
2, The Congress.
1996—Pub. L. 104–294substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $5,000”.
Effective Date; Savings Provision
Section effective 120 days after Oct. 6, 1993, and no provision of Pub. L. 103–94to affect any proceedings with respect to which charges were filed on or before 120 days after Oct. 6, 1993, with orders to be issued in such proceedings and appeals taken therefrom as if Pub. L. 103–94had not been enacted, see section 12 ofPub. L. 103–94, set out as a note under section
7321 of Title
5, Government Organization and Employees.
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