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S. 568: Entity List Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 3, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 568

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 3, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Cotton, Mr. Hawley, and Mr. Rubio) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Commerce to certify, before removing an entity from the entity list, that the entity is no longer involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States and that removing the entity from the list does not pose a threat to allies of the United States.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Entity List Ver­i­fi­ca­tion Act.

2.

Certification required to remove entities from entity list

The Secretary of Commerce may not remove any entity from the entity list maintained by the Bureau of Industry and Security and set forth in Supplement No. 4 to part 744 of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, until the Secretary certifies to Congress that—

(1)

the entity is no longer reasonably believed to be involved, or to be becoming involved, in activities contrary to national security or foreign policy interests of the United States; and

(2)

removing the entity from the entity list does not pose a threat to allies of the United States.