94 STAT. 1158
Effective 15 USC 18 note.
Ante, p. 1155.
PUBLIC LAW 96-349—SEPT. 12, 1980 (1) by striking out "corporation" each place it appears in the first and second paragraphs and inserting in lieu thereof "person" in each such place; (2) by striking out "corporations" in the second paragraph and in the first sentence of the third paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof "persons"; and (3) by inserting "or in any activity affecting commerce" after "commerce" each place it appears in the first three paragraphs. (b) The amendments made by this section shall apply only with respect to acquisitions made after the date of the enactment of this
USE OF AGENTS BY THE DEPARTMENT OP JUSTICE
SEC. 7. (a)(1) Section 2 of the Antitrust Civil Process Act (15 U.S.C. 1311), as amended by section 2 of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: "(j) The term 'agent' includes any person retained by the Department of Justice in connection with the enforcement of the antitrust laws.". (2) Paragraphs (2) and (3) of section 4(c) of the Antitrust Civil Process Act (15 U.S.C. 1313(c)(2) and (3)) are amended by striking out "official or employee" each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof "official, employee, or agent" in each such place. (b) Section 1905 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting after "thereof," the first place it appears the following: "or agent of the Department of Justice as defined in the Antitrust Civil Process Act (15 U.S.C. 1311-1314),". Approved September 12, 1980.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY: HOUSE REPORTS: No. 96-875 (Comm. on the Judiciary) accompanying H.R. 4048 and No. 96-1234 (Comm of Conference). SENATE REPORT No. 96-238 (Comm. on the Judiciary). CONGRESSIONAL RECORD: Vol. 125 (1979): July 20, considered and passed Senate. Vol. 126 (1980): June 12, H.R. 4048 considered and passed House; passage vacated and S. 390, amended, passed in lieu. Aug. 18, Senate agreed to conference report. Aug, 28, House agreed to conference report. [See also the following bills and their accompanying reports: H.R. 4046, H.R. 4049, H.R. 4050, and H.R. 5949.]