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PUBLIC LAW 103-94—OCT. 6, 1993 107 STAT. 1005 colon and "to knowingly solicit any contribution within the meaning of section 301(8) of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 from any other such officer, employee, or person. Any person who violates this section shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 3 years, or both."; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(b) The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to any activity of an employee (as defined in section 7322(1) of title 5) or any individual emploved in or under the United States Postal Service or the Postal Kate Commission, unless that activity is prohibited by section 7323 or 7324 of such title. ". (b) Section 603 of title 18, United States Code, relating to making political contributions, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(c) The prohibition in subsection (a) shall not apply to any activity of an employee (as defined in section 7322(1) of title 5) or any individual employed in or under the United States Postal Service or the Postal Kate Commission, unless that activity is prohibited by section 7323 or 7324 of such title.". (c)(1) Chapter 29 of title 18, United States Code, relating to elections and political activities is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section:

    • § 610. Coercion of political activity

"It shall be unlawful for any person to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, or attempt to intimidate, threaten, command, or coerce, any employee of the Federal Government as defined in section 7322(1) of title 5, United States Code, to engage in, or not to engage in, any political activity, including, but not limited to, voting or refusing to vote for any candidate or measure in any election, making or refusing to make any political contribution, or working or refusing to work on behalf of^ any candidate. Any person who violates this section shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than three years, or both.". (2) The table of sections for chapter 29 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "610. Coercion of political activity.". SEC. S. AMENDMENTS TO THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT OF 1965. Section 6 of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973d) is amended by striking out "the provisions of section 9 of the Act of August 2, 1939, as amended (5 U.S.C. 118i), prohibiting partisan political activity" and by inserting in lieu thereof "the provisions of subchapter III of chapter 73 of title 5, United States Code, relating to political activities". SEC. 6. AMENDMENTS RELATING TO APPLICATION OF CHAPTER 15 OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE. Section 675(e) of the Community Services Block Grant Act (42 U.S.C. 9904(e)) is repealed. SEC. 7. APPLICABILITY TO POSTAL EMPLOYEES. 39 USC 410 note. The amendments made by this Act (except for the amendments made by section 8), and any regulations thereunder, shall apply with respect to employees oi the United States Postel Service and the Postel Rate Commission, pursuant to sections 410(b) and 3604(e) of title 39, United States Code.