Text: H.R.3284 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/21/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3284


To prohibit the heads of executive agencies from entering into or renewing procurement contracts with persons that export certain computer or telecommunications technologies to Iran, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 21, 2009

Mr. Sherman (for himself, Mr. Royce, and Mr. Klein of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform


A BILL

To prohibit the heads of executive agencies from entering into or renewing procurement contracts with persons that export certain computer or telecommunications technologies to Iran, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Reduce Iranian Cyber-Suppression Act”.

SEC. 2. Definitions.

In this Act:

(1) EXECUTIVE AGENCY.—The term “executive agency” has the meaning given that term in section 4 of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy Act (41 U.S.C. 403).

(2) SENSITIVE TECHNOLOGY.—The term “sensitive technology” means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that the President determines may be used by the Government of Iran—

(A) to restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or

(B) to disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech by the people of Iran.

SEC. 3. Prohibition on procurement contracts with persons that export sensitive technology to Iran.

(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the head of an executive agency may not enter into or renew a contract for the procurement of goods or services with a person that exports sensitive technology to Iran.

(b) Waiver.—The President may waive the application of the prohibition under subsection (a) if the President—

(1) determines that such a waiver is in the national interest of the United States; and

(2) submits to Congress a report describing the reasons for the determination.