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    18 USC Sec. 33                                              01/05/2009




    Sec. 33. Destruction of motor vehicles or motor vehicle facilities


      (a) Whoever willfully, with intent to endanger the safety of any
    person on board or anyone who he believes will board the same, or
    with a reckless disregard for the safety of human life, damages,
    disables, destroys, tampers with, or places or causes to be placed
    any explosive or other destructive substance in, upon, or in
    proximity to, any motor vehicle which is used, operated, or
    employed in interstate or foreign commerce, or its cargo or
    material used or intended to be used in connection with its
    operation; or
      Whoever willfully, with like intent, damages, disables, destroys,
    sets fire to, tampers with, or places or causes to be placed any
    explosive or other destructive substance in, upon, or in proximity
    to any garage, terminal, structure, supply, or facility used in the
    operation of, or in support of the operation of, motor vehicles
    engaged in interstate or foreign commerce or otherwise makes or
    causes such property to be made unworkable, unusable, or hazardous
    to work or use; or
      Whoever, with like intent, willfully disables or incapacitates
    any driver or person employed in connection with the operation or
    maintenance of the motor vehicle, or in any way lessens the ability
    of such person to perform his duties as such; or
      Whoever willfully attempts or conspires to do any of the
    aforesaid acts -
      shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than
      twenty years, or both.
      (b) Whoever is convicted of a violation of subsection (a)
    involving a motor vehicle that, at the time the violation occurred,
    carried high-level radioactive waste (as that term is defined in
    section 2(12) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C.
    10101(12))) or spent nuclear fuel (as that term is defined in
    section 2(23) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C.
    10101(23))), shall be fined under this title and imprisoned for any
    term of years not less than 30, or for life.


    (Added July 14, 1956, ch. 595, Sec. 1, 70 Stat. 540; amended Pub.
    L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(L), Sept. 13, 1994, 108
    Stat. 2147; Pub. L. 104-88, title IV, Sec. 402(a), Dec. 29, 1995,
    109 Stat. 955; Pub. L. 109-177, title IV, Sec. 406(c)(1), Mar. 9,
    2006, 120 Stat. 245.)


      2006 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 109-177 inserted "or conspires"
    before "to do any of the aforesaid acts" in fourth par.
      1995 - Pub. L. 104-88 designated existing provisions as subsec.
    (a) and added subsec. (b).
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $10,000".
                     EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1995 AMENDMENT
      Amendment by Pub. L. 104-88 effective Jan. 1, 1996, see section 2
    of Pub. L. 104-88, set out as an Effective Date note under section
    701 of Title 49, Transportation.
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