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Text of To require the sale of certain defense articles and defense services to Taiwan.

This bill was introduced on September 24, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 24, 2008 (Introduced).

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I

110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 7059

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 24, 2008

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To require the sale of certain defense articles and defense services to Taiwan.

1.

Requirement to sell certain defense articles and defense services to Taiwan

(a)

Requirement

In accordance with section 3(a) of the Taiwan Relations Act, the defense articles and defense services described in subsection (b) shall be transferred on a sales basis to Taiwan as soon as practicable after the date of the enactment of this Act.

(b)

Defense articles and defense services described

The defense articles and defense services referred to in subsection (a) are the following:

(1)

The unfulfilled elements of the request made by Taiwan and approved by President George W. Bush in 2001 that includes diesel electric submarines or relevant designs, Mark-48 ASW torpedoes, Harpoon submarine-launched anti-ship cruise missiles, PAC–3 missile defense systems, Paladin self-propelled howitzers, Apache helicopters, and mine-sweeping helicopters.

(2)

66 F–16 C/D fighter planes that were requested by the Government of Taiwan in August 2007.

(c)

Congressional notification and approval

The requirement to transfer defense articles and defense services under subsection (a) shall be carried out notwithstanding the provisions for congressional notification and approval of a proposed sale of defense articles or defense services in section 36(b) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2776(b)).