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H.R. 1819: War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act

The text of the bill below is as of Mar 18, 2019 (Introduced).


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116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1819

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 18, 2019

(for herself and Mr. Engel) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs

A BILL

To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act.

2.

Department of State rewards program

Paragraph (10) of section 36(b) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2708(b)) is amended by striking defined under the statute of such tribunal; and inserting the following:

defined under—

(A)

the statute of such country or tribunal, as the case may be; or

(B)

United States law;

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