TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I - CRIMES
CHAPTER 33 - EMBLEMS, INSIGNIA, AND NAMES
Sec. 701. Official badges, identification cards, other insignia
Whoever manufactures, sells, or possesses any badge,
identification card, or other insignia, of the design prescribed by
the head of any department or agency of the United States for use
by any officer or employee thereof, or any colorable imitation
thereof, or photographs, prints, or in any other manner makes or
executes any engraving, photograph, print, or impression in the
likeness of any such badge, identification card, or other insignia,
or any colorable imitation thereof, except as authorized under
regulations made pursuant to law, shall be fined under this title
or imprisoned not more than six months, or both.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 731; Pub. L. 103-322, title
XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(E), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2146.)
HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Secs. 76a, 76b (June 29,
1932, ch. 306, Secs. 1, 2, 47 Stat. 342; May 22, 1939, ch. 141, 53
Sections were consolidated.
The term "department or agency" was substituted for "department
or independent office" in two places to embrace all properly
constituted agencies as defined in section 6 of this title and to
eliminate any possible ambiguity as to scope of section.
Minor changes were made in phraseology.
1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
"fined not more than $250".
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