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H.R. 237 (114th): FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015

The text of the bill below is as of Jul 21, 2015 (Passed the House).


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114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 237

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To authorize the revocation or denial of passports and passport cards to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the FTO Passport Revocation Act of 2015.

2.

Revocation or denial of passports to individuals affiliated with foreign terrorist organizations

The Act entitled An Act to regulate the issue and validity of passports, and for other purposes, approved July 3, 1926 (22 U.S.C. 211a et seq.), commonly known as the Passport Act of 1926, is amended by adding at the end the following:

4.

Authority to deny or revoke passport

(a)

Ineligibility

(1)

Issuance

Except as provided under subsection (b), the Secretary of State may refuse to issue a passport to any individual whom the Secretary has determined has aided, assisted, abetted, or otherwise helped an organization the Secretary has designated as a foreign terrorist organization pursuant to section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).

(2)

Revocation

The Secretary of State may revoke a passport previously issued to any individual described in paragraph (1).

(b)

Report

(1)

In general

If the Secretary of State refuses to issue or revokes a passport pursuant to subsection (a), the Secretary shall, not later than 30 days after such refusal or revocation, submit to the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate a report on such refusal or revocation, as the case may be.

(2)

Form

The report submitted under paragraph (1) may be submitted in classified or unclassified form.

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Passed the House of Representatives July 21, 2015.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.