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H.R. 751 (114th): Bringing Terrorists to Justice Act

The text of the bill below is as of Feb 5, 2015 (Introduced).


I

114th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 751

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 5, 2015

(for himself, Mr. Cook, Mr. DeSantis, Mr. Gohmert, Mr. Zinke, Mr. Salmon, Mr. Weber of Texas, Mr. Palazzo, Mr. Duncan of South Carolina, Mr. Brooks of Alabama, Ms. McSally, Mr. Babin, Mr. Farenthold, Mr. Stewart, Mr. Franks of Arizona, Mr. Sherman, Mr. Blum, Mr. Clawson of Florida, Ms. Kuster, and Mr. McKinley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To require the Secretary of State to offer rewards for information on the kidnapping and murder of James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff, or the kidnapping and murder of any other citizen of the United States by a foreign terrorist organization.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Bringing Terrorists to Justice Act.

2.

Rewards authorized

(a)

In general

In accordance with the Rewards for Justice program authorized under section 36(b) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2708(b)), the Secretary of State shall offer a reward to any individual who furnishes information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual for committing, conspiring or attempting to commit, or aiding or abetting in the commission of—

(1)

the kidnapping and murder of James Foley, Peter Kassig, or Steven Sotloff; or

(2)

the kidnapping and murder, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, of any other citizen of the United States by a foreign terrorist organization.

(b)

Limitations

(1)

In general

The Secretary of State shall not offer a reward under subsection (a) in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a citizen of the United States described in subsection (a)(2) who the Secretary of State determines was affiliated with or supportive of a foreign terrorist organization.

(2)

Total amount of rewards

The total amount of rewards offered under subsection (a) in connection with the kidnapping and murder of any one of the individuals named in such subsection or any other citizen of the United States described in such subsection may not exceed $5,000,000.

(c)

Foreign terrorist organization

The term foreign terrorist organization means an organization designated by the Secretary of State as a foreign terrorist organization in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).