CITE

    18 USC Sec. 1991                                            01/05/2009

EXPCITE

    TITLE 18 - CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
    PART I - CRIMES
    CHAPTER 97 - RAILROAD CARRIERS AND MASS TRANSPORTATION SYSTEMS ON
                  LAND, ON WATER, OR THROUGH THE AIR

HEAD

    Sec. 1991. Entering train to commit crime

STATUTE

      Whoever, in any Territory or District, or within or upon any
    place within the exclusive jurisdiction of the United States,
    willfully and maliciously trespasses upon or enters upon any
    railroad train, railroad car, or railroad locomotive, with the
    intent to commit murder or robbery, shall be fined under this title
    or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
      Whoever, within such jurisdiction, willfully and maliciously
    trespasses upon or enters upon any railroad train, railroad car, or
    railroad locomotive, with intent to commit any unlawful violence
    upon or against any passenger on said train, or car, or upon or
    against any engineer, conductor, fireman, brakeman, or any officer
    or employee connected with said locomotive, train, or car, or upon
    or against any express messenger or mail agent on said train or in
    any car thereof, or to commit any crime or offense against any
    person or property thereon, shall be fined under this title or
    imprisoned not more than one year, or both.
      Upon the trial of any person charged with any offense set forth
    in this section, it shall not be necessary to set forth or prove
    the particular person against whom it was intended to commit the
    offense, or that it was intended to commit such offense against any
    particular person.

SOURCE

    (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 794; Pub. L. 103-322, title
    XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(K), Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2147; Pub. L.
    104-294, title VI, Sec. 601(a)(8), Oct. 11, 1996, 110 Stat. 3498.)

HISTORICAL AND REVISION NOTES

      Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 522 (Mar. 4, 1909, ch.
    321, Sec. 322, 35 Stat. 1150).
      After the word "Whoever" the following was inserted: "in any
    Territory or District, or within or upon any place within the
    exclusive jurisdiction of the United States" as based upon the
    express provisions of title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., Sec. 511, wherein
    this section is made applicable only "in any Territory or District,
    or within or upon any place within the exclusive jurisdiction of
    the United States."
      Words "whoever shall counsel, aid, abet, or assist in the
    perpetration of any of the offenses set forth in this section shall
    be deemed to be a principal therein" were omitted as unnecessary.
    Such persons are made principals by section 2 of this title.
      Minor changes also were made in phraseology.
                                AMENDMENTS
      1996 - Pub. L. 104-294 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $1,000" in second par.
      1994 - Pub. L. 103-322 substituted "fined under this title" for
    "fined not more than $5,000" in first par.
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