S. 2318 (112th): Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012

Introduced:
Apr 19, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Signed by the President
Slip Law:
This bill became Pub.L. 112-283.
Sponsor
John Kerry
Senator from Massachusetts
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 02, 2013
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4077 (Related)
Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 17, 2012

 
Status

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on January 15, 2013.

Progress
Introduced Apr 19, 2012
Referred to Committee Apr 19, 2012
Reported by Committee Sep 19, 2012
Passed Senate Dec 19, 2012
Passed House Jan 01, 2013
Signed by the President Jan 15, 2013
 
Full Title

A bill to authorize the Secretary of State to pay a reward to combat transnational organized crime and for information concerning foreign nationals wanted by international criminal tribunals, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (5D, 3R) (show)
Committees

House Foreign Affairs

Senate Foreign Relations

African Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/15/2013--Public Law.
Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012 -
Section 2 -
Expresses the sense of Congress that the Department of State rewards program should be expanded to: (1) address the threat to U.S. interests from transnational criminal activity, such as intellectual property rights piracy, money laundering, trafficking in persons, arms trafficking, and cyber crime; and (2) target individuals indicted by international, hybrid, or mixed tribunals for genocide, war crimes, or crimes against humanity.
Section 3 -
Amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to include in the program's purpose the prevention of acts of transnational organized crime and violations of international humanitarian law.
Authorizes the Secretary of State to issue rewards for information leading to:
(1) the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual for participating in, primarily outside the United States, transnational organized crime;
(2) the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual conspiring to participate in or attempting to participate in transnational organized crime; or
(3) the arrest or conviction in any country, or the transfer to or conviction by an international criminal tribunal, of any foreign national accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide.
Directs the Secretary to notify Congress at least 15 days before announcing a reward for a foreign national accused of war crimes, crimes against humanity, or genocide.
Section 4 -
Eliminates program references to the reward for the capture or death of Osama bin Laden.
Section 5 -
States that nothing in this Act shall be construed as authorizing the use of activity precluded under the American Servicemembers' Protection Act of 2002.
Section 6 -
States that the Secretary shall use amounts available to the Department's Emergencies in the Diplomatic and Consular Services account to pay rewards authorized pursuant to this Act and to carry out other related activities.

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