H.R.4332 - To prohibit United States assistance to foreign governments that provide landing rights to Libyan aircraft.104th Congress (1995-1996)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lantos, Tom [D-CA-12] (Introduced 09/30/1996)|
|Committees:||House - International Relations|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/30/1996 Referred to the House Committee on International Relations. (All Actions)|
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Introduced in House (09/28/1996)
[Congressional Bills 104th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 4332 Introduced in House (IH)] 104th CONGRESS 2d Session H. R. 4332 To prohibit United States assistance to foreign governments that provide landing rights to Libyan aircraft. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES September 28, 1996 Mr. Lantos (for himself and Mr. Hyde) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations _______________________________________________________________________ A BILL To prohibit United States assistance to foreign governments that provide landing rights to Libyan aircraft. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. FINDINGS. The Congress finds the following: (1) Libya has been designated by the Secretary of State under section 40(d) of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2780(d)) as a state sponsor of terrorism. (2) The Government of Libya has steadfastly refused to hand over for trial the two individuals currently in Libya who are accused of involvement in the bombing of Pan Am flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, in December 1988, in which 269 individuals, including many United States citizens, lost their lives, and the United Nations Security Council has voted to impose international sanctions against Libya for its failure to hand over for trial these accused individuals. (3) The Abu Nidal terrorist organization maintains a presence in Libya, other terrorist organizations have repeatedly been invited to Libya, and the Libyan leader Muammar Qadhafi praised as ``heroic'' the October 1994 suicide bombing of a Tel Aviv bus that killed and injured dozens of innocent people. (4) Libya has attempted to subvert and destabilize Arab and African countries by supporting coups, funding and training opposition forces and guerrilla groups, and Libya has, at one time or another, invaded, occupied, or claimed territory in the countries of Niger, Chad, Tunisia, and Algeria. (5) Libya has developed or is developing the capability to produce chemical weapons, maintains stocks of chemical weapons, and is seeking ballistic missiles capable of delivering such weapons. SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON ASSISTANCE TO FOREIGN GOVERNMENTS THAT PROVIDE LANDING RIGHTS TO LIBYAN AIRCRAFT. (a) Prohibition.-- (1) In general.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President may not provide United States assistance to the government of any country that, after the date of the enactment of this Act, provides landing rights to aircraft owned or operated by the Government of Libya or by a Libyan national. (2) Exception.--The requirement of paragraph (1) to prohibit United States assistance to the government of a country shall not apply to a government that allows an aircraft described in paragraph (1) to use a landing area in such country for emergency purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State. (b) Waiver.--The President may waive the requirement of subsection (a)(1) to prohibit United States assistance to the government of a country if the President determines and certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that the provision of such assistance-- (1) is in the national interest of the United States; and (2) will contribute significantly to the efforts of the United States-- (A) to secure the extradition to the United States or to Great Britain of the individuals described in section 1(2); (B) to combat international terrorism; (C) to strengthen compliance with international sanctions against Libya; or (D) to prevent the acquisition or development by Libya of chemical, biological, nuclear, or other weapons of mass destruction or to prevent the ability of Libya to deliver such weapons. (c) Definitions.--For purposes of this section, the following definitions apply: (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term ``appropriate congressional committees'' means-- (A) the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives; and (B) the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate. (2) Libyan national.--The term ``Libyan national'' means-- (A) a citizen of Libya who is a resident of Libya, as determined by the Secretary of State; or (B) a corporation, trust, partnership, or other legal entity organized under the laws of Libya. (3) United states assistance.--The term ``United States assistance'' means assistance under of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2151 et seq.), credits, sales, guarantees of extension of credit, and other assistance under the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.), and any other program of assistance or credits provided by the United States to other countries under other provisions of law. <all>