S. 2034 (112th): Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jan 24, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Kirsten Gillibrand
Senator from New York
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 24, 2012
Length
15 pages
Related Bills
S. 2101 (Related)
Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Human Rights Act of 2012

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 24, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 24, 2012
Referred to Committee Jan 24, 2012
 
Full Title

A bill to impose sanctions with respect to human rights abuses committed against the people of Syria, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (2D) (show)
Committees

Senate Foreign Relations

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1/24/2012--Introduced.
Syria Human Rights Accountability Act of 2012 - Directs the President to submit, and update every 180 days and as new information becomes available, the following lists to Congress:
(1) Syrian government officials or persons acting on behalf of that government who are responsible for or complicit in the commission of serious human rights abuses against Syrian citizens or their family members, regardless of whether such abuses occurred in Syria;
(2) persons who knowingly transfer or facilitate the transfer of goods or technologies (weapons, surveillance technology, or sensitive technology) that are likely to be used by Syria to commit human rights abuses against the Syrian people; and
(3) persons who engage in censorship that prohibits, limits, or penalizes the legitimate exercise of freedom of expression by Syrian citizens.
Directs the President to impose specified property and finance-related sanctions on such listed persons and make them ineligible for U.S. entry.
Authorizes the President to waive the listing of a person or the imposition of sanctions if in the U.S. national security interest.
Prohibits the head of a federal agency from entering into or renewing a contract for the procurement of goods or services with a person (or a person owning or controlling such person) that exports sensitive technology to Syria. Authorizes the President to exempt certain products from such prohibition.
Defines "sensitive technology" as hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is used to: (1) restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Syria; or (2) disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict the speech of the Syrian people.

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