18 U.S.C. § 1203
AMENDMENTS1996-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104-132 inserted "or conspires" after "attempts". 1994-Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 103-322 inserted before period at end "and, if the death of any person results, shall be punished by death or life imprisonment".1988-Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 100-690 substituted "(c) As" for "(C) As".
STATUTORY NOTES AND RELATED SUBSIDIARIES
EFFECTIVE DATE Pub. L. 98-473 title II, §2003, Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 2186, provided that: "This part [part A (§§2001-2003) of chapter XX of title II of Pub. L. 98-473, enacting this section and provisions set out as a note under section 1201 of this title] and the amendments made by this part shall take effect on the later of-"(1) the date of the enactment of this joint resolution [Oct. 12, 1984]; or"(2) the date the International Convention Against the Taking of Hostages has come into force and the United States has become a party to that convention [the convention entered into force June 6, 1983; and entered into force for the United States Jan. 6, 1985]."