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Title: Subpoena Power for President's Commission on Organized Crime Hearing Before the House Subcommittee on Crime on H J Res 490, April 5, 1984
Corporate Author: US Congress
House Subcommittee on Crime
United States of America
Date Published: 1984
Page Count: 51
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Type: Legislative Hearing/Committee Report
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Testimony and statements center on the powers that are necessary for the President's Commission on Organized Crime to carry out its duties of analyzing and defining organized crime, identifying its income and membership, and evaluating Federal laws that are used and needed to combat it.
Abstract: Testimony centers on powers conferred on the commission by Joint Resolution 490. These include the power to issue and enforce subpoenas, to require testimony of persons in custody, to compel testimony, and to access other agency's records. Additional powers include conducting hearings, administering oaths and affirmations, examining witnesses, and receiving documentary and other forms of information in evidence. Finally, the resolution would empower the commission's investigators to carry firearms, serve warrants, and make arrests. Statements by two commission members emphasize the importance of electronic surveillance in the investigation of organized crime and suggest that the commission be empowered to obtain and use electronic surveillance information. A proposed amendment to Joint Resolution 490, authorizing access to Title III information, is included, as is a letter from the Assistant Attorney General outlining the authorization process.
Index Term(s): Evidence collection; Investigative powers; Organized crime investigation; US House of Representatives
Note: Serial number 145.
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