H.R. 6032 (97th): Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Act of 1982

Apr 01, 1982 (97th Congress, 1981–1982)
Died (Reported by Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 7430 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Dec 16, 1982

Jonathan Bingham
Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district
Related Bills
H.R. 7430 (Related)
Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Act of 1982

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 16, 1982


This bill was introduced on December 14, 1982, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 01, 1982
Referred to Committee Apr 01, 1982
Reported by Committee Dec 14, 1982
Full Title

A bill to promote the nuclear nonproliferation policies of the United States.


No summaries available.

51 cosponsors (46D, 4R, 1N) (show)

House Foreign Affairs

The committee chair determines whether a bill will move past the committee stage.

Primary Source

THOMAS.gov (The Library of Congress)

GovTrack gets most information from THOMAS, which is updated generally one day after events occur. Activity since the last update may not be reflected here. Data comes via the congress project.


Get a bill status widget for your website »


Click a format for a citation suggestion:


H.R. stands for House of Representatives bill.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the president to become law.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

GovTrack’s Bill Summary

We don’t have a summary available yet.

Library of Congress Summary

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress.

Nuclear Nonproliferation Policy Act of 1982 -
Title I - Authorizations By the Secretary of Energy for Certain Activities Outside the United States
Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require the publication in the Federal Register of authorizations for the production of special nuclear materials outside the United States. Provides that such an authorization will not become effective until at least 15 days after its publication.
Makes authorizations for the production of special nuclear material outside the United States effective with respect to a non-nuclear-weapon state only if the Secretary of Energy determines that such state adheres to the criteria governing U.S. nuclear exports for peaceful uses.
Requires the Secretary to publicly issue and submit to the President any recommendation for such an authorization with respect to a non-nuclear-weapon state which does not adhere to such criteria.
Authorizes the President to allow such an authorization by executive order if withholding it would prejudice the achievement of U.S. nonproliferation objectives or jeopardize the common defense and security, unless Congress, after reviewing such an order, adopts a concurrent resolution opposing such order.
Provides that conduct which results in the termination of U.S. nuclear exports to another nation shall result also in the suspension of authorizations for the production of special nuclear material in such nation.
Requires specific authorizations by the Secretary to engage in the following activities outside the United States:
(1) designing, constructing, or operating facilities for the chemical processing of irradiated special nuclear material, for the production of heavy water, for the separation of isotopes from any source of special nuclear material, or for the fabrication of nuclear fuel containing plutonium;
(2) designing, constructing, or furnishing equipment for use in any such facility;
(3) training foreign personnel in such design, construction, or operation;
(4) furnishing information not available to the public with respect to such design, construction, or operation; and
(5) any other activities designated by the Secretary. Exempts from such requirement any such activity if:
(1) it does not involve the communication of Restricted Data or classified defense information;
(2) it is not in violation of other laws; or
(3) it is limited either to participation in educational conferences, international conferences, or exchange programs or to furnishing of information which is available to the public.
Authorizes the Secretary to require specific authorizations for activities carried out in designated countries or areas.
Prohibits the Secretary from providing specific authorizations required under this Act unless Congress reviews the Secretary's reports on such authorizations and does not adopt a concurrent resolution opposing them.
Title II - Exports of Highly Enriched Uranium
Authorizes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to issue export licenses for highly enriched uranium for nuclear reactors only if:
(1) there is no alternative nuclear reactor fuel available;
(2) the proposed recipient of the uranium has indicated that it will use an alternative nuclear reactor fuel when one becomes available; and
(3) the executive branch is developing an alternative nuclear reactor fuel.
Requires the NRC to determine a kilogram limit on the amount of highly enriched uranium of U.S. origin that will be allowed at any one time in each foreign country and at each reactor site in each such country.
Requires the NRC and the executive branch to support efforts to improve physical security arrangements for exports of highly enriched uranium.
Directs the Secretary to submit to Congress a plan for the development of alternative nuclear reactor fuels for use in foreign reactors.
Title III - Congressional Review of Subsequent Arrangements
Revises the time periods governing congressional review of subsequent arrangements for: (1) the retransfer of special nuclear material exported from the United States to a third country for reprocessing; (2) the reprocessing of any such material; or (3) the subsequent retransfer of plutonium in quantities greater than 500 grams resulting from the reprocessing of any such materials. Provides for congressional veto of such arrangements by concurrent resolution.
Title IV - Special Functions of the Secretary of Defense in Nuclear Nonproliferation Matters
Requires the approval of the Secretary of Defense for international cooperation agreements, export licenses, and subsequent arrangements with respect to nuclear material.

House Republican Conference Summary

The summary below was written by the House Republican Conference, which is the caucus of Republicans in the House of Representatives.

No summary available.

House Democratic Caucus Summary

The House Democratic Caucus does not provide summaries of bills.

So, yes, we display the House Republican Conference’s summaries when available even if we do not have a Democratic summary available. That’s because we feel it is better to give you as much information as possible, even if we cannot provide every viewpoint.

We’ll be looking for a source of summaries from the other side in the meanwhile.

Use the comment space below for discussion of the merits of H.R. 6032 (97th) with other GovTrack users.
Your comments are not read by Congressional staff.

comments powered by Disqus