Text: H.R.3876 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/01/2012)


112th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 3876


To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from leasing Federal lands to any person who has violated the Trading with the Enemy Act or who conducts business with a state sponsor of terrorism, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 1, 2012

Mr. Rivera introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Natural Resources


A BILL

To prohibit the Secretary of the Interior from leasing Federal lands to any person who has violated the Trading with the Enemy Act or who conducts business with a state sponsor of terrorism, 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 “Reinforcing Existing Permit Sanctions On Leases Act”.

SEC. 2. Restriction on eligibility for leases.

(a) Restriction.—The Secretary of the Interior shall not issue any lease of Federal lands (including submerged lands) to—

(1) any person who has violated the Trading with the Enemy Act (50 U.S.C. App. 1 et seq.);

(2) any person who conducts business with a state sponsor of terrorism; or

(3) any person 5 percent or more of which is owned or controlled by one or more persons who conduct business with a state sponsor of terrorism.

(b) Definition.—In subsection (a), the term “state sponsor of terrorism” means any country the government of which the Secretary of State has determined has repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism pursuant to—

(1) section 6(j) of the Export Administration Act of 1979 (50 U.S.C. App. 2405(j)) (as continued in effect pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act);

(2) section 620A of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2371); or

(3) section 40 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2780).