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PRESERVATION OF PUBLIC PEACE AND PROPERTY IN

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

August 2, 1911.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Johnson of Kentucky, from the Committee on the District of

Columbia, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 8622. ]

The Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 8622) to amend section 4 of "An act for the preservation of the public peace and the protection of property within the District of Columbia," approved July 29, 1892, as to the flying of fire balloons or fire parachutes, report the same back to the House with the recommendation that it do pass with the following amendments:

Amend by striking out the word “set” after the word "to" in line 8, and insert in lieu thereof the word "send”.

Further amend said line by striking out the words “any kite, or set up or fly", which words are the sixth, seventh, eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, and thirteenth words of said line.

Further amend by striking out, in lines 9 and 10, the words or upon or over any street, avenue, alley, or open space, public inclosure, or square within the limits of”.

Further amend by inserting after the word “or” at the end of line 8 the word "fire".

Further amend by striking out the word “kiteflying" at the end of the title and by inserting in lieu thereof the following: “as to the tlying of fire balloons or fire parachutes".

CONGRESS

PUNISHMENT FOR LARCENY OF PUBLIC PROPERTY IN

THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

AUGUST 2, 1911.-Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. JOHNSON of Kentucky, from the Committee on the District of

Columbia, submitted the following

REPORT.

[To accompany S. 1081.]

The Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (S. 1081) to provide for punishment for larceny of public property from the workhouse and the reformatory of the District of Columbia, report the same back to the House with the recommendation that it do pass with the following amendment:

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the following, viz:

That Subchapter II, Chapter XIX, of the Code of Law for the District of Columbia, be, and the same is hereby, amen led by adding thereto a new section to be known as section eight hundred and thirty-six a, which shall read as follows:

“Sec. 836 a. Any person who by the commission outside of the District of Columbia of any act which, if ommitted within the District of Columbia, would be a criminal offense under the laws of said District, thereby obtains any property or other thing of value, and is afterwards found with any such property or other such thing of value in his possession in said District, or who brings any such property or other such thi g of value into said District, shall, upon conviction, be punished in the same manner as if said act had been committed wholly within said District.”

The following States have adopted the following laws upon this subject:

COURT OF ALABAMA, 1907. Sec. 7328. Bringing stolen property into this State. -Any person who fraudulently brings into this State any personal property which he knew was stolen elsewhere, must, on conviction, be punished as if he had stolen it in this State.

KANSAS STATUTES, 1909. Bringing stolen articles into State. Every person who shall steal or obtain by robbery the property of another in any other State, Territory, or country, and shall bring the same into this State, may be convicted and punished for larceny in the same manner as if such property had been feloniously taken or stolen within this State; and in any such cases larceny may be adjudged to have been committed, and may be indicted and may be punished in any county into or through which such stolen property shall bave been brought.

TENNESSEE, 1896. SEC. 6561. Whoever feloniously or fraudulently receives the stolen property of another which has been stolen beyond the limits of this State, knowing the same to have been stolen, and with intent to deprive the owner thereof, is guilty of a felony and shall be imprisoned in a penitentiary not less than three nor more than ten years.

PAR. 1562. Felony to bring stolen property into State. It shall be a felony for any person to bring into this Štate personal property, exceeding fifty dollars in value, stolen in any other State, knowing the same to have been stolen.

MONTANA, 1907. SEC. 8655. Larceny and receiving stolen property out of the State. Every person who, in any other State or country, steals the property of another, or receives such property, knowing it to have been stolen, and brings the same into this State, mar he convicted and punished in the same manner as if such larceny or receiving had been committed in this State.

NEW YORK, 1908. SEC. 16. What persons are punished criminally.2. A person who commits without the State any offense which, if committed within the State, would be larceny under the laws of this state, and is afterwards found, with any of the property stolen or feloniously appropriated, within the State.

Sec. 540. A person who having, at any place without the State, stolen the property of another, or received such stolen property, knowing it to have been stolen, brings the same into this State, may be convicted and punished in the same manner as if such larceny or receiving had been committed within the State. Complaint may be made and indictment found and tried and the offense may be charged to have been committed in any county into or through which the stolen property is brought.

MISSOURI, 1899, REVISED STATUTES. Sec. 2363. Larceny in another State.- Every person who shall steal, or obtain by robbery, the property of another in any other State or country and shall bring the same into this state, may be convicted and punished for larceny in the same manner as if such property had been feloniously obtained or taken in this state, and in any such case the larceny may be charged to have been committed, and every such person may be indicted and punished in any county into or through which such stolen property shall have been brought.

MICHIGAN, 1897. An Act Providing for the punishment of persons in the possession of stolen property in this state, having stolen the same in any other State, and for the punishment of receivers of stolen property

in certain cases.

SECTION 1. Be it enucted, etc., That every person who shall feloniously steal the property of another, in any other State or country and shall bring the same into this State, may be convicted and punished in the same manner as if such larceny had been committed in this State; and in every such case such larceny may be charged to have been committed in any town or city into or through which such stolen property shall have been brought: Provided, That every such person may plead a former conviction or acquittal for the same offense in any other State of country; and if such plea be admitted or established, it shall be a bar to any other or further proceedings against such person for the same offense.

Sec. 2. Every ieceiver of personal property that shall have been felonious's stolen, knowing the same to have been stolen, may be indicted, convicted, and punishei in any county where he received or had such property, in the same manner that receivers of personal property stolen in this state are indicted, convicted, and punish d, notwithsta ding such theft was committed in any other State or country,

Sec. 3. Every person who shall aid or abet any thief, such thief havinz brouzko stolen property into this State, will be indicted, convicted, and punished in the same manner, notwithstanding such theft was committed in any other State or country, that aiders and abettors are punishable, where the theft was originaliy committed without this State.

CONGRESS

BUSINESS OF LOANING MONEY IN DISTRICT OF

COLUMBIA.

AUGUST 2, 1911.-Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the state of

the Union and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Dyer, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, submitted

the following

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The Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 8768) to regulate the business of loaning money on security of any kind by persons, firms, and corporations other than national banks, licensed bankers, trust companies, savings banks, building and loan associations, pawnbrokers, and real-estate brokers in the District of Columbia, report the same back to the House with the recommendation that it do pass with the following amendments, viz:

Amend page 2, line 2, by inserting after the comma and before the word “and” the following: “and no license shall be granted for a longer period than one year,”.

Amend page 4, line 8, by inserting after the word “person" and before the word may" the following: ", or his personal representative or heirs or distributees”.

Amend page 4 by striking out all in line 19 after the period which precedes the word "Said", and strike out all of lines 20, 21, 22, 23, and 24 on said page 4, together with all of lines 1 and 2, page 5.

Amend by striking out all of line 24, page 5, and also strike out all of lines 1 and 2, page

6. Amend page 6, line 8, by inserting after the word “all” the following: "fees,".

Amend page 6 by striking out the word “No” at the end of line 21, and also by striking out all of lines 22 and 23, page 6.

Amend page 6, line 25, by inserting after the syllable"-cant” and before the word "shall” the following: "for a license"

Amend page 7, line 1, by striking out the word “reasonable"; and further amend said line by striking out the word "and" and inserting in lieu thereof the word "of"; further amend page 7 by striking out the words “one week”, in line 5, and inserting in lieu thereof the words ten days."

Amend page 8, line 18, beginning with the word “or”, by striking out the words or to the business of pawnbrokers,".

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62D CONGRESS, HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

1st Session.

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COMMODORE BARNEY CIRCLE, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.

AUGUST 2, 1911.—Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be printed.

Mr. Kahn, from the Committee on the District of Columbia, submitted

the following

REPORT.

[To accompany H. R. 5618.]

The Committee on the District of Columbia, to whom was referred the bill (H. R. 5618) to confirm the name of Commodore Barner Circle for the circle located at the eastern end of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.. in the District of Columbia, report the same back to the House with the recommendation that it do

pass. The purpose of this bill is to give the name of Commodore Barner to an unnamed circle at the eastern end of Pennsylvania Avenue SE.

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