S.2566 - Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lugar, Richard G. [R-IN] (Introduced 04/06/2006)|
|Committees:||Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/25/2006 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 456. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2566 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (05/25/2006)
Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006 - Title I: Proliferation Assistance Coordination - Cooperative Proliferation Detection and Interdiction Assistance Act of 2006 - (Sec. 103) Authorizes the President to establish a program to provide assistance to friendly foreign countries for proliferation detection and interdiction activities and for developing complementary capabilities (program).
Directs the President to submit a proliferation and interdiction assistance report to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives (Committees).
Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to require that the President ensure, as of FY2007, that at least 25% of nonproliferation and export control assistance is provided for transit interdiction of cargo to non-state actors and states of proliferation concern.
Authorizes the President, to promote cooperation regarding the interdiction of weapons of mass destruction and related materials and delivery systems, to conclude agreements (including reciprocal maritime agreements) with other countries to prevent the transportation of such items to states and non-state actors of proliferation concern.
Directs the Secretary of State to notify the Committees after determining a friendly country to be eligible for priority program assistance.
Requires that at least 25% of FY2007 assistance for nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining and related programs and activities be made available to establish the program, unless otherwise notified as provided for under the Act.
Title II: Conventional Arms Disarmament - Conventional Arms Disarmament Act of 2006 - (Sec. 203) States that it is U.S. policy to assist other governments in safeguarding or eliminating stocks of man-portable air defense systems (MANPADS) and other conventional weapons, including tactical missile systems, that pose a proliferation, local or regional security, or humanitarian threat.
(Sec. 204) Authorizes the Secretary to carry out an accelerated global program to secure or eliminate stocks of MANPADS, other conventional weapons, tactical missile systems, and related equipment and facilities that pose a proliferation threat. Sets forth program elements, including: (1) demining activities; (2) elimination or securing of MANPADS and other conventional weapons; (3) assistance for the safe handling and proper storage of MANPADS and other conventional weapons; and (4) cooperative programs with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and other international organizations for the safe handling and proper storage or elimination of MANPADS and other conventional weapons.
(Sec. 205) Directs the Secretary to report to the Committees on conventional arms threat reduction.
Title III: General Authorities - (Sec. 301) Authorizes the President to establish a consolidated Nonproliferation, Anti-Terrorism, Demining, and Related Programs Account for the purpose of carrying out specified nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining, and related programs and activities.
(Sec. 302) Authorizes appropriations to the President beginning in FY2007 for nonproliferation, anti-terrorism, demining, and related programs and activities. Obligates specified FY2007 amounts for: (1) nonproliferation and export control assistance; and (2) clearance of unexploded ordnance, destruction of small arms and light weapons, MANPADS, and other conventional weapons, including tactical missile systems and associated ammunition, and related activities.
States that: (1) such activities may be implemented through nongovernmental and international organizations; (2) appropriated amounts are authorized to remain available until September 30, 2008; and (3) funds authorized under this title are in addition to funds otherwise available for such purposes.
Authorizes appropriations for administrative expenses.