Text: H.R.4463 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/19/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4463

To require that all foreign terrorists with links to terrorist networks who attack the United States or its Government be considered enemy combatants to be tried by military tribunals instead of civilian courts.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 19, 2010

Mr. Buchanan (for himself, Mr. Smith of Texas, Mr. McKeon, Mr. Burton of Indiana, Mr. Souder, Mr. Rooney, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Hoekstra, Mr. Platts, Mr. Harper, and Mr. Kline of Minnesota) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Armed Services, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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 require that all foreign terrorists with links to terrorist networks who attack the United States or its Government be considered enemy combatants to be tried by military tribunals instead of civilian courts.

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 “Military Tribunals for Terrorists Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Trial of foreign terrorists.

After the date of the enactment of this Act, any foreign national, who—

(1) engages or has engaged in conduct constituting an offense relating to a terrorist attack against persons or property in the United States or against any United States Government property or personnel outside the United States; and

(2) is subject to trial for that offense by a military commission under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code;

shall be tried for that offense only by a military commission under that chapter.