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H.R. 5484 (114th): State Sponsors of Terrorism Review Enhancement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Jun 15, 2016 (Introduced).


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114th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5484

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 15, 2016

(for himself, Mr. Royce, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, and Mr. Salmon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To modify authorities that provide for rescission of determinations of countries as state sponsors of terrorism, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the State Sponsors of Terrorism Review Enhancement Act.

2.

Modifications of authorities that provide for rescission of determinations of countries as state sponsors of terrorism

(a)

Foreign Assistance Act of 1961

Section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2371) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (c)(2)—

(A)

in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by striking 45 days and inserting 90 days; and

(B)

in subparagraph (A), by striking 6-month period and inserting 24-month period;

(2)

by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e);

(3)

by inserting after subsection (c) the following:

(d)

Disapproval of rescission

No rescission under subsection (c)(2) of a determination under subsection (a) with respect to the government of a country may be made if the Congress, within 90 days after receipt of a report under subsection (c)(2), enacts a joint resolution described in subsection (f)(2) of section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act with respect to a rescission under subsection (f)(1) of such section of a determination under subsection (d) of such section with respect to the government of such country.

;

(4)

in subsection (e) (as redesignated), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking may be and inserting may, on a case-by-case basis, be; and

(5)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(f)

Notification and briefing

Not later than—

(1)

ten days after initiating a review of the activities of the government of the country concerned within the 24-month period referred to in subsection (c)(2)(A), the President, acting through the Secretary of State, shall notify the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of such initiation; and

(2)

20 days after the notification described in paragraph (1), the President, acting through the Secretary of State, shall brief such committees on the status of such review.

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(b)

Arms Export Control Act

Section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2780) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (f)—

(A)

in paragraph (1)(B)—

(i)

in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking 45 days and inserting 90 days; and

(ii)

in clause (i), by striking 6-month period and inserting 24-month period; and

(B)

in paragraph (2)—

(i)

in subparagraph (A), by striking 45 days and inserting 90 days; and

(ii)

in subparagraph (B), by striking 45-day period and inserting 90-day period;

(2)

in subsection (g), in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking may waive and inserting may, on a case-by-case basis, waive;

(3)

by redesignating subsection (l) as subsection (m); and

(4)

by inserting after subsection (k) the following new subsection:

(l)

Notification and briefing

Not later than—

(1)

ten days after initiating a review of the activities of the government of the country concerned within the 24-month period referred to in subsection (f)(1)(B)(i), the President, acting through the Secretary of State, shall notify the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of such initiation; and

(2)

20 days after the notification described in paragraph (1), the President, acting through the Secretary of State, shall brief such committees on the status of such review.

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(c)

Export Administration Act of 1979

(1)

In general

Section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)), as continued in effect under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, is amended—

(A)

in paragraph (4)(B)—

(i)

in the matter preceding clause (i), by striking 45 days and inserting 90 days; and

(ii)

in clause (i), by striking 6-month period and inserting 24-month period;

(B)

by redesignating paragraphs (6) and (7) as paragraphs (7) and (8), respectively; and

(C)

by inserting after paragraph (4) the following new paragraphs:

(5)

Disapproval of rescission

No rescission under paragraph (4)(B) of a determination under paragraph (1)(A) with respect to the government of a country may be made if the Congress, within 90 days after receipt of a report under paragraph (4)(B), enacts a joint resolution described in subsection (f)(2) of section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act with respect to a rescission under subsection (f)(1) of such section of a determination under subsection (d) of such section with respect to the government of such country.

(6)

Notification and briefing

Not later than—

(A)

ten days after initiating a review of the activities of the government of the country concerned within the 24-month period referred to in paragraph (4)(B)(i), the President, acting through the Secretary and the Secretary of State, shall notify the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate of such initiation; and

(B)

20 days after the notification described in paragraph (1), the President, acting through the Secretary and the Secretary of State, shall brief such committees on the status of such review.

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(2)

Regulations

The President shall amend the Export Administration Regulations under subchapter C of chapter VII of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, to the extent necessary and appropriate to carry out the amendment made by paragraph (1).