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carry out the provisions and purposes of this title. Any sums so appropriated shall remain available until expended.

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REDUCTION OF COSTS OF SMALL SECURITIES ISSUES

SEC. 506. [15 U.S.C. 80c-3] (a) The Securities and Exchange Commission shall use its best efforts to identify and reduce the costs of raising capital in connection with the issuance of securities by firms whose aggregate outstanding securities and other indebtedness have a market value of $25,000,000 or less, through such means as studies, giving appropriate publicity to improved technology developments in fields such as printing, communications, and filing, and giving special attention to the effect of existing and proposed regulatory changes upon the small companies wishing to raise capital and independent broker-dealers which are in a key position with respect to the costs of underwriting and making markets in the securities of smaller companies.

(b) The Commission shall report on these efforts at the annual Government-business forum required by section 503.

FEDERAL WATER POWER ACT, AS AMENDED

(Chapter 285, June 10, 1920, 41 Stat. 1063)

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PART II-REGULATION OF ELECTRIC UTILITY COMPANIES

ENGAGED IN INTERSTATE COMMERCE

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(h) Any public utility whose security issues are approved by the Commission under this section may file with the Securities and Exchange Commission duplicate copies of reports filed with the Federal Power Commission in lieu of the reports, information, and documents required under section 7 of the Securities Act of 1933 and sections 12 and 13 of the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934.

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8 152. Concealment of assets; false oaths and claims; bribery

Whoever knowingly and fraudulently conceals from a custodian, trustee, marshal, or other officer of the court charged with the control or custody of property, or from creditors in any case under title 11, any property belonging to the estate of a debtor; or

Whoever knowingly and fraudulently makes a false oath or account in or in relation to any case under title 11; or

Whoever knowingly and fraudulently makes a false declaration, certificate, verification, or statement under penalty or ? perjury as permitted under section 1746 of title 28, United States Code, in or in relation to any case under title 11; or

Whoever knowingly and fraudulently presents any false claim for proof against the estate of a debtor, or uses any such claim in any case under title 11, personally, or by agent, proxy, or attorney, or as agent, proxy, or attorney; or

Whoever knowingly and fraudulently receives any material amount of property from a debtor after the filing of a case under title 11, with intent to defeat the provisions of title 11; or

Whoever knowingly and fraudulently gives, offers, receives or attempts to obtain any money or property, remuneration, compensation, reward, advantage, or promise thereof, for acting or forbearing to act in any case under title 11; or

Whoever, either individually or as an agent or officer of any person or corporation, in contemplation of a case under title 11 by or against him or any other person or corporation, or with intent to defeat the provisions of title 11, knowingly and fraudulently transfers or conceals any of his property or the property of such other person or corporation; or

Whoever, after the filing of a case under title 11 or in contemplation thereof, knowingly and fraudulently conceals, destroys, mutilates, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any recorded information, including books, documents, records, and papers, relating to the property or financial affairs of a debtor; or

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Whoever, after the filing of a case under title 11, knowingly and fraudulently withholds from a custodian, trustee, marshal, or other officer of the court entitled to its possession, any recorded information, including books, documents, records, and papers, relating to the property or financial affairs of a debtor.

Shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than five years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 689; June 12, 1960, Pub. L. 86-519, $ 2, 74 Stat. 217; Sept. 2, 1960, Pub. L. 86-701, 74 Stat. 753; Oct. 18, 1976, Pub. L. 94-550, $ 4, 90 Stat. 2535; Nov. 6, 1978, Pub. L. 95-598, title III, § 314(a), (c), 92 Stat. 2676, 2677.)

CHAPTER 25-COUNTERFEITING AND FORGERY

Sec. 471. Obligations or securities of United States. 472. Uttering counterfeit obligations or securities. 473. Dealing in counterfeit obligations or securities. 474. Plates or stones for counterfeiting obligations or securities. 475. Imitating obligations or securities; advertisements. 476. Taking impressions of tools used for obligations or securities. 477. Possessing or selling impressions of tools used for obligations or securities. 478. Foreign obligations or securities. 479. Uttering counterfeit foreign obligations or securities. 480. Possessing counterfeit foreign obligations or securities. 481. Plates or stones for counterfeiting foreign obligations or securities. 482. Foreign bank notes. 483. Uttering counterfeit foreign bank notes. 484. Connecting parts of different notes. 485. Coins or bars. 486. Uttering coins of gold, silver or other metal. 487. Making or possessing counterfeit dies for coins. 488. Making or possessing counterfeit dies for foreign coins. 489. Making or possessing likeness of coins. 490. Minor coins. 491. Tokens used as money or similar to coins. 492. Forfeiture of counterfeit paraphernalia. 493. Bonds and obligations of certain lending agencies. 494. Contractors' bonds, bids, and public records. 495. Contracts, deeds, and powers of attorney. 496. Customs entry certificates. 497. Letters patent. 498. Military or naval discharge certificates. 499. Military, naval, or official passes. 500. Money orders. 501. Postage stamps and postal cards. 502. Postage and revenue stamps of foreign governments. 503. Postmarking stamps. 504. Printing and filming of United States and foreign obligations and securities. 505. Seals of courts; signatures of judges or court officers. 506. Seals of departments or agencies. 507. Ship’s papers. 508. Transportation requests of Government. 509. Possessing and making plates or stones for Government transportation re

quests. 8 471. Obligations or securities of United States

Whoever, with intent to defraud, falsely makes, forges, counterfeits, or alters any obligation or other security of the United States,

shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than fifteen years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 705.) § 472. Uttering counterfeit obligations or securities

Whoever, with intent to defraud, passes, utters, publishes, or sells, or attempts to pass, utter, publish, or sell, or with like intent brings into the United States or keeps in possession or conceals any falsely made, forged, counterfeited, or altered obligation or other security of the United States, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than fifteen years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 705.) § 473. Dealing in counterfeit obligations or securities

Whoever buys, sells, exchanges, transfers, receives, or delivers any false, forged, counterfeited, or altered obligation or other security of the United States, with the intent that the same be passed, published, or used as true and genuine, shall be fined not more than $5,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 705.)

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§ 494. Contractors' bonds, bids, and public records

Whoever falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any bond, bid, proposal, contract, guarantee, security, official bond, public record, affidavit, or other

writing for the purpose of defrauding the United States; or

Whoever utters or publishes as true or possesses with intent to utter or publish as true, any such false, forged, altered, or counterfeited writing, knowing the same to be false, forged, altered, or counterfeited; or

Whoever transmits to, or presents at any office or to any officer of the United States, any such false, forged, altered, or counterfeited writing, knowing the same to be false, forged, altered, or counterfeited

Shall be fined not more than $1,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years, or both. (June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 711.) § 495. Contracts, deeds, and powers of attorney

Whoever falsely makes, alters, forges, or counterfeits any deed, power of attorney, order, certificate, receipt, contract, or other writing, for the purpose of obtaining or receiving, or of enabling any other person, either directly or indirectly, to obtain or receive from the United States or any officers or agents thereof, any sum of money; or

Whoever utters or publishes as true any such false, forged, altered, or counterfeited writing, with intent to defraud the United States, knowing the same to be false, altered, forged, or counterfeited; or

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