Whoever, with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm 1 takes a motor vehicle that has been transported, shipped, or received in interstate or foreign commerce from the person or presence of another by force and violence or by intimidation, or attempts to do so, shall-
1 So in original. Probably should be followed by a comma.
18 U.S.C. § 2119
AMENDMENTS1996-Par. (2). Pub. L. 104-217 inserted ", including any conduct that, if the conduct occurred in the special maritime and territorial jurisdiction of the United States, would violate sectionor of this title" after "section of this title".1994- Pub. L. 103-322, §60003(a)(14), which directed the amendment of section 2119(3) of title 18 by substituting ", with the intent to cause death or serious bodily harm" for ", possessing a firearm as defined in section of this title,", was executed by making the substitution in introductory provisions rather than in par. (3), to reflect the probable intent of Congress.Par. (3). Pub. L. 103-322, §60003(a)(14), inserted before period at end ", or sentenced to death".
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
FEDERAL COOPERATION TO PREVENT "CARJACKING" AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT Pub. L. 102-519, title I, §101(b), Oct. 25, 1992, 106 Stat. 3384, provided that: "In view of the increase of motor vehicle theft with its growing threat to human life and to the economic well-being of the Nation, the Attorney General, acting through the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the United States Attorneys, is urged to work with State and local officials to investigate car thefts, including violations of section 2119 of title 18, United States Code, for armed carjacking, and as appropriate and consistent with prosecutorial discretion, prosecute persons who allegedly violate such law and other relevant Federal statutes."