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PUBLIC LAW 94-000—MMMM. DD, 1976

PUBLIC LAW 94-435—SEPT. 30, 1976

90 STAT. 1383

Public Law 94-435 94th Congress An Act To improve and facilitate the expeditious and effective enforcement of the antitrust laws, and for other purposes.

aept. 60, lv7o [H.R. 8532]

Be it enacted by the Senate arid House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That this Act may be cited as the "Hart-Scott-Rodino A n t i t r u s t Improvements Act of

Hart-ScottRodino Antitrust

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Improvements TABLE OF CONTENTS

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TITLE I—ANTITRUST CIVIL PROCESS ACT AMENDMENTS Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec. Sec.

101. 102. 103. 104. 105. 106.

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Definitions. Civil investigative demands. Custodian of documents, answers, and transcripts. Judicial proceedings. Criminal penalty. Effective date.

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TITLE II—PREMERGER NOTIFICATION Sec. 201. Notification and waiting period. Sec. 202. Effective dates. TITLE III—PARENS PATRIAE See. Sec. Sec. Sec. See.

301. 302. 303. 304. 305.

Parens patriae actions by State attorneys general. Conforming amendments. Consolidation. Effective date. Short title to certain antitrust laws.

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TITLE I—ANTITRUST CIVIL PROCESS ACT AMENDMENTS DEFINITIONS

SEC. 101. Section 2 of the Antitrust Civil Process Act (15 U.S.C. 1311) is amended— . ... (1) in subsection (a) — (A) by inserting " and " after the semicolon at the end of paragraph (1); (B) by striking out paragraph (2) and redesignating paragraph (3) as paragraph (2); and (C) by striking out " (A) " and ", or (B) any unfair trade practice in or affecting such commerce" in paragraph (2) (as .redesignated by subparagraph (B)). (2) by amending subsection (c) to read as follows: " (c) The term 'antitrust investigation' means any inquiry conducted by any antitrust investigator for the purpose of ascertaining whether any person is or has been engaged in any antitrust violation or in any activities in preparation for a merger, acquisition, joint venture, or similar transaction, which, if consummated, may result in an antitrust violation;". (3) by amending subsection (f) to read as follows: " (f) The term ' p e r s o n ' means any n a t u r a l person, partnership, corporation, association, or other legal entity, including any person acting under color or authority of State law; ". (4) by amending subsection (h) to read as follows: " (h) The term 'custodian' means the custodian or any deputy custodian designated under section 4(a) of this Act.". Post, p. 1387.