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CITE

    50 USC Sec. 797                                             01/08/2008

EXPCITE

    TITLE 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE
    CHAPTER 23 - INTERNAL SECURITY
    SUBCHAPTER I - CONTROL OF SUBVERSIVE ACTIVITIES

HEAD

    Sec. 797. Penalty for violation of security regulations and orders

STATUTE

    (a) Misdemeanor violation of defense property security regulations
      (1) Misdemeanor
        Whoever willfully violates any defense property security
      regulation shall be fined under title 18 or imprisoned not more
      than one year, or both.
      (2) Defense property security regulation described
        For purposes of paragraph (1), a defense property security
      regulation is a property security regulation that, pursuant to
      lawful authority -
          (A) shall be or has been promulgated or approved by the
        Secretary of Defense (or by a military commander designated by
        the Secretary of Defense or by a military officer, or a
        civilian officer or employee of the Department of Defense,
        holding a senior Department of Defense director position
        designated by the Secretary of Defense) for the protection or
        security of Department of Defense property; or
          (B) shall be or has been promulgated or approved by the
        Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space
        Administration for the protection or security of NASA property.
      (3) Property security regulation described
        For purposes of paragraph (2), a property security regulation,
      with respect to any property, is a regulation -
          (A) relating to fire hazards, fire protection, lighting,
        machinery, guard service, disrepair, disuse, or other
        unsatisfactory conditions on such property, or the ingress
        thereto or egress or removal of persons therefrom; or
          (B) otherwise providing for safeguarding such property
        against destruction, loss, or injury by accident or by enemy
        action, sabotage, or other subversive actions.
      (4) Definitions
        In this subsection:
        (A) Department of Defense property
          The term "Department of Defense property" means covered
        property subject to the jurisdiction, administration, or in the
        custody of the Department of Defense, any Department or agency
        of which that Department consists, or any officer or employee
        of that Department or agency.
        (B) NASA property
          The term "NASA property" means covered property subject to
        the jurisdiction, administration, or in the custody of the
        National Aeronautics and Space Administration or any officer or
        employee thereof.
        (C) Covered property
          The term "covered property" means aircraft, airports, airport
        facilities, vessels, harbors, ports, piers, water-front
        facilities, bases, forts, posts, laboratories, stations,
        vehicles, equipment, explosives, or other property or places.
        (D) Regulation as including order
          The term "regulation" includes an order.
    (b) Posting
      Any regulation or order covered by subsection (a) of this section
    shall be posted in conspicuous and appropriate places.

SOURCE

    (Sept. 23, 1950, ch. 1024, title I, Sec. 21, 64 Stat. 1005; Pub. L.
    109-163, div. A, title X, Sec. 1053, Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3435.)

AMENDMENTS

      2006 - Pub. L. 109-163 amended section generally. Prior to
    amendment, section related to security regulations and orders and
    penalties for violations.
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