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Text of the A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation ...

...peaceful nuclear cooperation with foreign countries, and for other purposes.

This bill was introduced on January 25, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 3, 2011 (Reference Change).

Source: GPO

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 109

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 25 (legislative day, January 5), 2011

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance

February 3, 2011

Committee discharged; referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations

A BILL

To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation with foreign countries, and for other purposes.

1.

Requirement for congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation

(a)

Cooperation with other nations

Section 123 d. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2153 d.) is amended in the first sentence—

(1)

by striking not the first and second place it appears;

(2)

by inserting only after effective the first place it appears; and

(3)

by striking : Provided further, and all that follows through such agreement.

(b)

Subsequent arrangements

Section 131 a.(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 2160 a.(1)) is amended—

(1)

in the second sentence, by striking security, and all that follows and inserting security.; and

(2)

by inserting after the second sentence the following: Such subsequent arrangement shall not take effect unless the Congress enacts a joint resolution of approval, according to the procedures of sections 123 d. and 130 i. of this Act. Any such nuclear proliferation assessment statement shall be submitted to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate no later than the 31st day of continuous session after submission of the subsequent arrangement..

2.

Initiatives and negotiations relating to agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation

Section 123 e. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2153(e)) is amended to read as follows:

e.

The President shall keep the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate fully and currently informed of any initiative or negotiations relating to a new or amended agreement for peaceful nuclear cooperation pursuant to this section prior to the President’s announcement of such initiative or negotiations. The President shall consult with the appropriate congressional committees concerning such initiative or negotiations beginning not less than 15 calendar days after the initiation of any such negotiations, or the receipt or transmission of a draft agreement, whichever occurs first, and monthly thereafter until such time as the negotiations are concluded.

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