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H.R. 5394 (115th): Iran Responsible Reporting Act of 2018

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 22, 2018 (Introduced).


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115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5394

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 22, 2018

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To amend the reporting requirements under the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Iran Responsible Reporting Act of 2018.

2.

Findings

Congress finds the following:

(1)

Iran’s Qods Force, a special unit of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps, remains Iran’s primary vehicle to conduct terrorism and destabilize its neighbors.

(2)

Experts speculate that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps controls between 20 and 40 percent of the Iranian economy.

(3)

The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action went into effect in January 2016, resulting in relief of sanctions for significant parts of the Iranian economy, with some direct benefit to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps-linked Iranian entities.

(4)

As Iranian money flows into the international financial system as a result of relief of sanctions under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, it is in the critical interest of the United States to support the ongoing work of the Financial Action Task Force in comprehending and deterring Iranian corruption, particularly Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps ownership, from infecting global financial systems.

3.

Amendment to reporting requirement under the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012

Section 102(b)(1) of the Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act of 2012 (22 U.S.C. 8712(b)(1)) is amended by adding at the end before the semicolon the following: , particularly the policy set forth in paragraph (1)(A)(i) and the policy set forth in paragraph (1)(A)(iii).

4.

Summit

(a)

In general

The Secretary of State, in coordination with the Secretary of the Treasury, is authorized to host a summit on an annual basis with major trading partners of Iran for the purpose of identifying and taking appropriate actions with respect to front companies and funding mechanisms of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps.

(b)

Definition

In this section, the term major trading partners of Iran means—

(1)

member countries of the European Union, the People’s Republic of China, and India; and

(2)

other countries that have a trade relationship with Iran that exceeds $500,000,000 in the most recent calendar year for which data is available.

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