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PUBLIC LAW 104-132—APR. 24, 1996 110 STAT. 1291 TITLE VII—CRIMINAL LAW MODIFICA- TIONS TO COUNTER TERRORISM Subtitle A—Crimes and Penalties SEC. 701. INCREASED PENALTY FOR CONSPIRACIES INVOLVING EXPLOSIVES. Section 844 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(n) Except as otherwise provided in this section, a person who conspires to commit any offense defined in this chapter shall be subject to the same penalties (other than the penalty of death) as the penalties prescribed for the offense the commission of which was the object of the conspiracy.". SEC. 702. ACTS OF TERRORISM TRANSCENDING NATIONAL BOUND- ARIES. (a) OFFENSE. — Chapter 113B of title 18, United States Code, relating to terrorism, is amended by inserting after section 2332a the following new section:

  • '§ 2332b. Acts of terrorism transcending national boundaries

" (a) PROHIBITED ACTS. — "(1) OFFENSES.— Whoever, involving conduct transcending national boundaries and in a circumstance described in subsection (b)— "(A) kills, kidnaps, maims, commits an assault resulting in serious bodily injury, or assaults with a dangerous weapon any person within the United States; or "(B) creates a substantial risk of serious bodily injury to any other person by destroying or damaging any structure, conveyance, or other real or personal property within the United States or by attempting or conspiring to destroy or damage any structure, conveyance, or other real or personal property within the United States; in violation of the laws of any State, or the United States, shall be punished as prescribed in subsection (c). "(2) TREATMENT OF THREATS, ATTEMPTS AND CONSPIR- ACIES. —Whoever threatens to commit an offense under paragraph (1), or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be punished under subsection (c). "(b) JURISDICTIONAL BASES. — "(1) CIRCUMSTANCES.—The circumstances referred to in subsection (a) are— "(A) any of the offenders uses the mail or any facility of interstate or foreign commerce in furtherance of the offense; "(B) the offense obstructs, delays, or affects interstate or foreign commerce, or would have so obstructed, delayed, or affected interstate or foreign commerce if the offense had been consummated; "(C) the victim, or intended victim, is the United States Government, a member of the uniformed services, or any official, officer, employee, or agent of the legislative, execu-