H.R. 4405 (112th): Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

Introduced:
Apr 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

S. 1039 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jun 26, 2012

Sponsor
James “Jim” McGovern
Representative for Massachusetts's 3rd congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Apr 19, 2012
Length
17 pages
Related Bills
S. 1039 (Related)
Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jun 26, 2012

H.R. 6156 (Related)
Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of ...

Signed by the President
Dec 14, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 7, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Apr 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2012
Reported by Committee Jun 07, 2012
 
Full Title

To impose sanctions on persons responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, and for other gross violations of human rights in the Russian Federation, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
80 cosponsors (41D, 39R) (show)
Committees

House Financial Services

House Foreign Affairs

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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4/19/2012--Introduced.
Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012 - Directs the Secretary of State to publish and update a list of each person the Secretary has reason to believe:
(1) is responsible for the detention, abuse, or death of Sergei Magnitsky, participated in related liability concealment efforts, financially benefited from Sergei Magnitsky's detention, abuse, or death, or was involved in the criminal conspiracy uncovered by Sergei Magnitsky; or
(2) is responsible for extrajudicial killings, torture, or other human rights violations committed against individuals seeking to expose illegal activity carried out by Russian officials, or against persons seeking to promote human rights and freedoms.
Makes an alien on such list ineligible to enter or be admitted to the United States. Revokes any visa issued for such person. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such prohibition if in the U.S. national security interest. Requires congressional notification of any such waiver.
Directs the Secretary of the Treasury to freeze and prohibit U.S. property transactions of an individual who is on the list or who acts as an agent for a listed individual. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such actions if in the U.S. national security interest. Requires congressional notification of any such waiver.
Subjects a person who violates, attempts to violate, or causes a violation of such prohibitions to specified penalties.
Terminates this Act 10 years after its enactment.

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