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Text of the Safeguarding United States Satellite Leadership and Security Act of 2011

This bill was introduced on November 1, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Nov 1, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3288

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 1, 2011

(for himself, Mr. Manzullo, Mr. Smith of Washington, Mr. Coffman of Colorado, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Bishop of Utah, Mr. Connolly of Virginia, Mr. Chaffetz, and Mr. Heinrich) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To authorize the President to remove commercial satellites and related components from the United States Munitions List subject to certain restrictions, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Safeguarding United States Satellite Leadership and Security Act of 2011.

2.

Authority to remove satellites and related components from the United States Munitions List

Subject to section 5, the President is authorized to remove commercial satellites and related components from the United States Munitions List, consistent with the procedures in section 38(f) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778(f)).

3.

Prohibition on satellite sales to the People’s Republic of China

No satellite or related component may be transferred to, directly or indirectly, or launched into outer space by, the Government of the People’s Republic of China or any entity or person of the People’s Republic of China.

4.

Prohibition on satellite sales to state sponsors of terrorism and North Korea

No satellite or related component may be transferred to, directly or indirectly, or launched into outer space by, the Government of Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, or North Korea or any entity or person of Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, or North Korea.

5.

Effective date

The President may not exercise the authority provided in section 2 of this Act before—

(1)

the date that is 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act,

(2)

the date on which the President submits to Congress a determination that the transfer of commercial satellites from the United States Munitions List does not pose an unacceptable risk to the national security of the United States, or

(3)

the date on which the President submits to Congress a report regarding the risk-mitigating licensing controls, procedures, and safeguards the President will put in place to reduce such risk to an absolute minimum,

whichever occurs last.
6.

Definition

In this Act, the term United States Munitions List means the list referred to in section 38(a)(1) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2778(a)(1)).