4-H Name and Emblem
TITLE 18--CRIMES AND CRIMINAL PROCEDURE
PART I--CRIMES CHAPTER 33--EMBLEMS, INSIGNIA,
Sec. 707. 4-H club emblem fraudulently
Whoever, with intent to defraud, wears
or displays the sign or emblem of the 4-H
clubs, consisting of a green four-leaf
clover with stem, and the letter H in white
or gold on each leaflet, or any insignia
in colorable imitation thereof, for the
purpose of inducing the belief that he
is a member of, associated with, or an
agent or representative for the 4-H clubs;
Whoever, whether an individual, partnership,
corporation or association, other than
the 4-H clubs and those duly authorized
by them, the representatives of the United
States Department of Agriculture, the land
grant colleges, and persons authorized
by the Secretary of Agriculture, uses,
within the United States, such emblem or
any sign, insignia, or symbol in colorable
imitation thereof, or the words ``4-H Club''
or ``4-H Clubs'' or any combination of
these or other words or characters in colorable
Shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than six months, or
This section shall not make unlawful the
use of any such emblem, sign, insignia
or words which was lawful on the date of
enactment of this title.
(June 25, 1948, ch. 645, 62 Stat. 733;
Pub. L. 103-322, title XXXIII, Sec. 330016(1)(E),
Sept. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 2146.)
Historical and Revision Notes
Based on title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed.,
Secs. 76c and 76d (June 5, 1939, ch. 184,
Secs. 1, 2, 53 Stat. 809).
The first provision of section 76c of
title 18, U.S.C., 1940 ed., relating to
fraudulently pretending to be a member
of a 4-H Club was incorporated in section
916 of this title.
The language describing the emblem was transposed.
Unnecessary words were omitted from punishment
provision, and ``$250'' was substituted
for ``$300'' to make the punishment consonant
with the penalties provided for similar
offenses. (See sections 701, 704, 705 of
this title for similar offenses.) The
language of section 76d of title 18, U.S.C.,
1940 ed., was rephrased and inserted after
``whoever,'' in the second paragraph. Minor
changes were made in phraseology.
References in Text
The date of enactment of this title, referred
to in text, means June 25, 1948.
1994--Pub. L. 103-322 substituted ``fined
under this title'' for ``fined not more
than $250'' in third par.