HR 2106

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 2106

To strengthen sanctions against the Government of Syria, to enhance multilateral commitment to address the Government of Syria's threatening policies, to establish a program to support a transition to a democratically elected government in Syria, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 3, 2011

Ms. ROS-LEHTINEN (for herself and Mr. ENGEL) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Services, and Oversight and Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned


A BILL

To strengthen sanctions against the Government of Syria, to enhance multilateral commitment to address the Government of Syria's threatening policies, to establish a program to support a transition to a democratically elected government in Syria, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

TITLE I--STRENGTHENING UNITED STATES SANCTIONS AGAINST SYRIA

TITLE II--SANCTIONS TARGETING SYRIA'S ENERGY SECTOR

TITLE III--SYRIA NUCLEAR WEAPONS PREVENTION

TITLE IV--DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO ISOLATE THE GOVERNMENT OF SYRIA

TITLE V--ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY IN SYRIA

TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.

TITLE I--STRENGTHENING UNITED STATES SANCTIONS AGAINST SYRIA

SEC. 101. FINDINGS.

SEC. 102. DECLARATIONS OF POLICY.

SEC. 103. CODIFICATION OF EXISTING SANCTIONS AND CONTINUATION OF RESTRICTIONS AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT OF SYRIA.

SEC. 104. MANDATORY SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO DEVELOPMENT OF WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION OR OTHER MILITARY CAPABILITIES.

SEC. 105. AMENDMENT TO THE SYRIA ACCOUNTABILITY AND LEBANESE SOVEREIGNTY RESTORATION ACT OF 2003.

TITLE II--SANCTIONS TARGETING SYRIA'S ENERGY SECTOR

SEC. 201. FINDINGS.

SEC. 202. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

SEC. 203. DECLARATION OF POLICY.

SEC. 204. MULTILATERAL REGIME.

SEC. 205. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS.

SEC. 206. DESCRIPTION OF SANCTIONS.

SEC. 207. ADVISORY OPINIONS.

SEC. 208. TERMINATION OF SANCTIONS.

SEC. 209. DURATION OF SANCTIONS.

SEC. 210. REPORTS REQUIRED.

SEC. 211. DETERMINATIONS NOT REVIEWABLE.

SEC. 212. EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN ACTIVITIES.

SEC. 213. EFFECTIVE DATE.

TITLE III--SYRIA NUCLEAR WEAPONS PREVENTION

SEC. 301. FINDINGS.

SEC. 302. ACTIONS WITHIN THE INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY AGENCY.

SEC. 303. RESTRICTIONS ON NUCLEAR COOPERATION WITH COUNTRIES ASSISTING THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM OF SYRIA.

SEC. 304. EXCLUSION FROM THE UNITED STATES OF SENIOR OFFICIALS OF FOREIGN PERSONS WHO HAVE AIDED THE NUCLEAR PROGRAM OF SYRIA.

TITLE IV--DIPLOMATIC EFFORTS TO ISOLATE THE GOVERNMENT OF SYRIA

SEC. 401. SENSE OF CONGRESS RELATING TO BILATERAL EFFORTS.

SEC. 402. OPPOSITION TO SYRIA'S MEMBERSHIP AND CANDIDACY FOR LEADERSHIP POSTS IN UNITED NATIONS INSTITUTIONS.

SEC. 403. REPORT ON ASSISTANCE TO, AND COMMERCE WITH, SYRIA.

TITLE V--ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY IN SYRIA

SEC. 501. DECLARATIONS OF POLICY.

SEC. 502. ASSISTANCE TO SUPPORT A TRANSITION TO DEMOCRACY IN SYRIA.

SEC. 503. CONDEMNATION OF SYRIAN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.

SEC. 504. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS ON CERTAIN PERSONS RESPONSIBLE FOR OR COMPLICIT IN HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES COMMITTED AGAINST CITIZENS OF SYRIA OR THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.

SEC. 505. IMPOSITION OF SANCTIONS WITH RESPECT TO THE TRANSFER OF GOODS OR TECHNOLOGIES TO SYRIA THAT MAY BE USED TO COMMIT HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES.

SEC. 506. COMPREHENSIVE STRATEGY TO PROMOTE INTERNET FREEDOM AND ACCESS TO INFORMATION IN SYRIA.

TITLE VI--GENERAL PROVISIONS

SEC. 601. DENIAL OF VISAS FOR GOVERNMENT OF SYRIA.

SEC. 602. SUNSET.

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