18 U.S.C. § 219
REFERENCES IN TEXTThe Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, referred to in subsec. (a), is act June 8, 1938, ch. 327, 52 Stat. 631, as amended, which is classified generally to subchapter II (§611 et seq.) of chapter 11 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse. Section 6 of the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938 is classified to sectionof Title 22. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section of Title 22 and Tables.The Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, referred to in subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 104-65, 109 Stat. 691, which is classified principally to chapter 26 (§1601 et seq.) of Title 2, The Congress. Section 3(6) of the Act is classified to section of Title 2. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section of Title 2 and Tables.
PRIOR PROVISIONSA prior section 219 was renumbered section 214.
AMENDMENTS1995-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104-65 substituted "or a lobbyist required to register under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 in connection with the representation of a foreign entity, as defined in section 3(6) of that Act" for ", as amended,". 1990-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 101-647 substituted "Government" for "Governments" before "thereof". 1986-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99-646, §30(1), designated first par. as subsec. (a) and amended it generally, which prior to amendment read as follows: "Whoever, being a public official of the United States in the executive, legislative, or judicial branch of the Government or in any agency of the United States, including the District of Columbia, is or acts as an agent of a foreign principal required to register under the Foreign Agents Registration Act of 1938, as amended, shall be fined not more than $10,000 or imprisoned for not more than two years, or both."Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99-646, §30(2), designated second par. as subsec. (b).Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99-646, §30(2), (3), designated third par. as subsec. (c) and substituted "Delegate" for "Delegate from the District of Columbia" and "branch of Government" for "branch of Government, or a juror".1984- Pub. L. 98-473 substituted "a public official" for "an officer or employee" in first par., and inserted par. defining "public official".
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1995 AMENDMENT Amendment by Pub. L. 104-65 effective Jan. 1, 1996, except as otherwise provided, see section 24 of Pub. L. 104-65 set out as an Effective Date note under sectionof Title 2, The Congress.
EFFECTIVE DATESection effective ninety days after July 4, 1966, see section 9 of Pub. L. 89-486 set out as an Effective Date of 1966 Amendment note under sectionof Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse.