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CITE

    18 USC Sec. 2261A                                           01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 110A - DOMESTIC VIOLENCE AND STALKING

HEAD

    Sec. 2261A. Stalking

STATUTE

      Whoever -
        (1) travels in interstate or foreign commerce or within the
      special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United
      States, or enters or leaves Indian country, with the intent to
      kill, injure, harass, or place under surveillance with intent to
      kill, injure, harass, or intimidate another person, and in the
      course of, or as a result of, such travel places that person in
      reasonable fear of the death of, or serious bodily injury to, or
      causes substantial emotional distress to that person, a member of
      the immediate family (as defined in section 115) of that person,
      or the spouse or intimate partner of that person; or
        (2) with the intent -
          (A) to kill, injure, harass, or place under surveillance with
        intent to kill, injure, harass, or intimidate, or cause
        substantial emotional distress to a person in another State or
        tribal jurisdiction or within the special maritime and
        territorial jurisdiction of the United States; or
          (B) to place a person in another State or tribal
        jurisdiction, or within the special maritime and territorial
        jurisdiction of the United States, in reasonable fear of the
        death of, or serious bodily injury to -
            (i) that person;
            (ii) a member of the immediate family (as defined in
          section 115 (!1) of that person; or
            (iii) a spouse or intimate partner of that person;
        uses the mail, any interactive computer service, or any
        facility of interstate or foreign commerce to engage in a
        course of conduct that causes substantial emotional distress to
        that person or places that person in reasonable fear of the
        death of, or serious bodily injury to, any of the persons
        described in clauses (i) through (iii) of subparagraph (B);
        (!2)
    shall be punished as provided in section 2261(b) of this title.

SOURCE

    (Added Pub. L. 104-201, div. A, title X, Sec. 1069(a), Sept. 23,
    1996, 110 Stat. 2655; amended Pub. L. 106-386, div. B, title I,
    Sec. 1107(b)(1), Oct. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 1498; Pub. L. 109-162,
    title I, Sec. 114(a), Jan. 5, 2006, 119 Stat. 2987.)

AMENDMENTS

      2006 - Pub. L. 109-162 amended section catchline and text
    generally, revising and restating former provisions relating to
    stalking so as to include surveillance with intent to kill, injure,
    harass, or intimidate which results in substantial emotional
    distress to a person within the purview of the offense proscribed.
      2000 - Pub. L. 106-386 reenacted section catchline without change
    and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, text read as
    follows: "Whoever travels across a State line or within the special
    maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States with the
    intent to injure or harass another person, and in the course of, or
    as a result of, such travel places that person in reasonable fear
    of the death of, or serious bodily injury (as defined in section
    1365(g)(3) of this title) to, that person or a member of that
    person's immediate family (as defined in section 115 of this title)
    shall be punished as provided in section 2261 of this title."

FOOTNOTE

    (!1) So in original. Probably should be followed by a closing
         parenthesis.
    (!2) So in original. Provision probably should be set flush with
         par. (2).
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