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S. 2083 (113th): American Job Creation and Strategic Alliances LNG Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 5, 2014 (Introduced).


II

113th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2083

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 5, 2014

(for himself and Mr. Begich) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

A BILL

To amend the Natural Gas Act to promote economic growth and job creation in the United States, to strengthen strategic partnerships with allies of the United States, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the American Job Creation and Strategic Alliances LNG Act .

2.

Expedited approval of exportation of natural gas to World Trade Organization member countries

Section 3(c) of the Natural Gas Act ( 15 U.S.C. 717b(c) ) is amended—

(1)

by striking (c) For purposes and inserting the following:

(c)

Expedited application and approval process

(1)

Definition of World Trade Organization member country

In this subsection, the term World Trade Organization member country has the meaning given the term WTO member country in section 2 of the Uruguay Round Agreements Act ( 19 U.S.C. 3501 ).

(2)

Expedited application and approval process

For purposes

; and

(2)

in paragraph (2) (as so designated), by inserting ‘‘or to a World Trade Organization member country’’ after trade in natural gas.

3.

Effective date

The amendments made by section 2 shall apply to applications for the authorization to export natural gas under section 3 of the Natural Gas Act (15 U.S.C. 717b) that are pending on, or filed on or after, the date of enactment of this Act.