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H.R. 1992 (113th): Israel QME Enhancement Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 15, 2013 (Introduced).


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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1992

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 15, 2013

(for himself, Mr. Schneider, Mr. Royce, and Ms. Gabbard) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To amend the requirements relating to assessment of Israel’s qualitative military edge over military threats, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Israel QME Enhancement Act .

2.

Amendments to requirements relating to assessment of Israel’s qualitative military edge over military threats

(a)

Assessment required; reports

Section 201 of Public Law 110–429 (122 Stat. 4843; 22 U.S.C. 2776 note) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by striking an ongoing basis and inserting a biennial basis; and

(2)

in subsection (c)(2)

(A)

in the heading, by striking Quadrennial and inserting Biennial ; and

(B)

in the text, by striking Not later than four years after the date on which the President transmits the initial report under paragraph (1), and every four years thereafter, and inserting Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of the Israel QME Enhancement Act, and biennially thereafter,.

(b)

Report

(1)

In general

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall submit to Congress a report on criteria used to include cyber and asymmetric threats for purposes of the assessment required under section 201(a) of Public Law 110–429 (122 Stat. 4843; 22 U.S.C. 2776 note ; relating to Israel’s qualitative military edge over military threats to Israel) (as amended by subsection (a)(1)).

(2)

Definition

In this subsection, the term qualitative military edge has the meaning given the term in section 36(h) of the Arms Export Control Act ( 22 U.S.C. 2776(h) ).