S. 892: Iran Sanctions Loophole Elimination Act of 2013

May 08, 2013
Referred to Committee on May 08, 2013
0% chance of being enacted
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May 08, 2013
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Passed Senate
Passed House
Signed by the President
Mark Kirk
Junior Senator from Illinois
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May 08, 2013
6 pages
Full Title

A bill to amend the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 to impose sanctions with respect to certain transactions in foreign currencies, and for other purposes.


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2% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

31 cosponsors (19R, 12D) (show)

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Library of Congress Summary

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Iran Sanctions Loophole Elimination Act of 2013 - Amends the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 to direct the President to prohibit the opening, and prohibit or impose strict conditions on the maintaining, in the United States of a correspondent account or a payable-through account by a foreign financial institution that is a person described in this Act.
Describes such person as a person that on or after May 9, 2013, knowingly:
(1) conducted or facilitated a significant transaction involving the currency of a country other than the country in which the person is operating with, for, or on behalf of the Central Bank of Iran or another Iranian financial institution designated by the Secretary of the Treasury for the imposition of sanctions, or a person that is involved in the energy, shipping, and shipbuilding sectors of Iran; or
(2) transferred funds for, or held funds on behalf of, a person described in the previous paragraph in relation to a transaction without regard to the currency of such funds.
Authorizes the President to impose sanctions pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act with respect to any other person.
Authorizes the President to waive the provisions of this Act with respect to a person for up to 180 days (and authorizes renewal of such waiver for additional periods of up to 180 days) for reasons of U.S. national security. Requires congressional notification at least seven days prior to a waiver or waiver renewal.

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