H.R.6532 - Procedures for Sanctions Against Charities Act111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5] (Introduced 12/16/2010)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||12/16/2010 Referred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.|
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Summary: H.R.6532 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/16/2010)
Procedures for Sanctions Against Charities Act - Amends the International Emergency Economic Powers Act to allow a sanction to be imposed that blocks the property of a charity only pursuant to a warrant obtained in the same manner as provided for a search warrant under the Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure. Permits a court to issue such warrant if the United States demonstrates that there is probable cause to believe that: (1) the property with respect to which the warrant is sought is subject to the sanction; and (2) the property may be moved outside the jurisdiction of the United States.
Permits imposing a sanction prior to applying to the court for a warrant if there is reason to believe that delay may have an adverse result, including: (1) endangering the life or physical safety of an individual; (2) flight from prosecution; (3) destruction of or tampering with evidence; (4) intimidation of potential witnesses; or (5) otherwise seriously jeopardizing an investigation.
Directs the President to establish specified procedures with respect to the imposition of a sanction that blocks the property of a charity.
Sets forth appeal procedures for affected charities.