18 U.S. Code § 1584. Sale into involuntary servitude
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., §§ 423, 446 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch. 321, §§ 248, 271, 35 Stat. 1139, 1142).
Sections consolidated with changes of phraseology necessary to effect consolidation.
The punishment provisions were derived from section 446 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., as more consistent with other sections of this chapter.
The requirement of section 423 of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., for payment of one-half the fine “for the use of the person prosecuting the indictment to effect” was omitted as meaningless. (See also reviser’s note under section 1585 of this title.)
Mandatory-punishment provisions were rephrased in the alternative.
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
2008—Pub. L. 110–457 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
2000—Pub. L. 106–386 substituted “20 years” for “10 years” and inserted at end “If death results from the violation of this section, or if the violation includes kidnapping or an attempt to kidnap, aggravated sexual abuse or the attempt to commit aggravated sexual abuse, or an attempt to kill, the defendant shall be fined under this title or imprisoned for any term of years or life, or both.”
1996—Pub. L. 104–208 substituted “10 years” for “five years”.
1994—Pub. L. 103–322 substituted “fined under this title” for “fined not more than $5,000”.
- Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997
- Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1997