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Titles (6)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015

Short Titles as Introduced

Hezbollah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To prevent Hezbollah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

An act to prevent Hizballah and associated entities from gaining access to international financial and other institutions, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date
12/18/2015Became Public Law No: 114-102. (TXT | PDF)
12/18/2015Signed by President.
12/18/2015Presented to President.
12/16/2015Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 425 - 0 (Roll no. 698).(text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H9341-9343)
11/17/2015Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2015Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S8027)
05/14/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 227).(text: CR H2983-2985)
05/13/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (29)

Date Chamber
12/18/2015Became Public Law No: 114-102. (TXT | PDF)
12/18/2015Signed by President.
12/18/2015HousePresented to President.
12/16/2015-2:31pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/16/2015-2:31pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 425 - 0 (Roll no. 698). (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H9341-9343)
12/16/2015-2:01pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H9356)
12/16/2015-11:33amHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/16/2015-11:01amHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the motion to suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments to H.R. 2297.
12/16/2015-11:01amHouseMr. Royce moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendments. (consideration: CR H9341-9346)
11/18/2015SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
11/17/2015SenateS.Amdt.2811 Amendment SA 2811 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2015SenateS.Amdt.2811 Amendment SA 2811 proposed by Senator Daines for Senator Rubio. (consideration: CR S8027; text: CR S8027) To amend the title.
11/17/2015SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2015SenateS.Amdt.2810 Amendment SA 2810 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
11/17/2015SenateS.Amdt.2810 Amendment SA 2810 proposed by Senator Daines for Senator Rubio. (consideration: CR S8027) In the nature of a substitute.
11/17/2015SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8027)
11/17/2015SenateSenate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S8027)
05/18/2015SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
05/14/2015-4:19pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/14/2015-4:19pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 423 - 0 (Roll no. 227). (text: CR H2983-2985)
05/14/2015-4:12pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H2998-2999)
05/14/2015-2:25pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/14/2015-1:49pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 2297.
05/14/2015-1:49pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2983-2989)
05/14/2015-1:49pmHouseMr. Royce moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/13/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.
05/13/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.
05/13/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on Financial Services, 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.
05/13/2015HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs05/13/2015 Referred to
House Financial Services05/13/2015 Referred to
Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs05/18/2015 Referred to
11/17/2015 Discharged from

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Subjects (21)

  • Arab-Israeli relations
  • Bank accounts, deposits, capital
  • Banking and financial institutions regulation
  • Congressional oversight
  • Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad
  • Drug trafficking and controlled substances
  • Financial services and investments
  • Foreign and international banking
  • Foreign property
  • Fraud offenses and financial crimes
  • International exchange and broadcasting
  • International monetary system and foreign exchange
  • Internet and video services
  • Middle East
  • Organized crime
  • Sanctions
  • Television and film
  • Terrorism
  • Trade restrictions
  • War and emergency powers

Latest Summary (4)

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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-102 (12/18/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was passed by the Senate on December 16, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Hizballah International Financing Prevention Act of 2015

(Sec. 2) This bill states that it shall be U.S. policy to: (1) prevent Hizballah's global logistics and financial network from operating in order to curtail funding of its domestic and international activities; and (2) utilize diplomatic, legislative, and executive avenues to combat Hizballah's criminal activities in order to block that organization's ability to fund its global terrorist activities.

TITLE I--PREVENTION OF ACCESS BY HIZBALLAH TO INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL AND OTHER INSTITUTIONS

(Sec. 101) The President shall report to Congress on: (1) satellite, broadcast, Internet, or other providers that have knowingly entered into a contractual relationship with al-Manar TV and its affiliates; and (2) the identity of those providers that have or have not been sanctioned pursuant to Executive Order 13224 (relating to blocking property and prohibiting transactions with persons who commit or support terrorism).

(Sec. 102) The President shall prohibit or impose strict conditions on the opening or maintaining in the United States of a correspondent account or a payable-through account by a foreign financial institution that knowingly:

  • facilitates a transaction or transactions for Hizballah;
  • facilitates a significant transaction or transactions of a person on specified lists of specially designated nationals and blocked persons, property, and property interests for acting on behalf of or at the direction of, or being owned or controlled by, Hizballah;
  • engages in money laundering to carry out such an activity; or
  • facilitates a significant transaction or provides significant financial services to carry out such an activity.

Specified penalties under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act shall apply to violations of this Act.

Procedures for judicial review of classified information are set forth.

The President may waive the application of a prohibition for up to 180 days (renewable for additional 180-day periods) if in U.S. national security interests, and with congressional notification.

The President shall not be required to apply sanctions to a foreign financial institution if the President certifies to Congress that:

  • such institution is no longer, or is taking significant steps towards no longer, engaging in the prohibited activity; and
  • the President has received reliable assurances from the government with primary jurisdiction over the institution that the institution will not engage in such activity.

Treasury shall identify to Congress every 180 days each foreign central bank that carries out a prohibited activity, together with a detailed description of each such activity.

TITLE II--REPORTS AND BRIEFINGS ON NARCOTICS TRAFFICKING AND SIGNIFICANT TRANSNATIONAL CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES OF HIZBALLAH

(Sec. 201) The President shall report to Congress on Hizballah's narcotics trafficking worldwide.

The President shall, within 30 days of submitting such report, brief Congress on: (1) the report, (2) procedures for designating Hizballah as a significant foreign narcotics trafficker, and (3) government-wide efforts to combat Hizballah's narcotics trafficking.

(Sec. 202) The President shall report to Congress on Hizballah's transnational criminal activities, including human trafficking.

The President shall, within 30 days of submitting such report, brief Congress on: (1) the report, (2) procedures for designating Hizballah as a significant transnational criminal organization, and (3) government-wide efforts to combat Hizballah's criminal activities.

(Sec. 203) The Department of State shall report, and provide an annual briefing, to Congress regarding actions taken through the Department's rewards program to obtain information on Hizballah's fundraising, financing, and money laundering activities.

(Sec. 204) The President shall report to Congress regarding:

  • countries that support Hizballah, countries in which Hizballah maintains important portions of its global logistics networks, or in which Hizballah conducts significant fundraising, financing, or money laundering activities;
  • an assessment of whether a country's government is taking adequate measures to disrupt Hizballah's networks and activities within that country, and if not, the reasons it is not taking such measures and a description of U.S. measures to encourage the improvement of such measures; and
  • methods that Hizballah, or any of its agents or affiliates, utilizes to raise or transfer funds, including trade-based money laundering, the use of foreign exchange houses, and free-trade zones.

The State Department, Treasury, and other applicable federal departments and agencies shall brief Congress every 180 days on the disposition of Hizballah's assets and activities related to fundraising, financing, and money laundering.

TITLE III--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

(Sec. 301) Nothing in this Act shall apply to authorized U.S. intelligence activities.

(Sec. 302) The President shall promulgate implementing regulations.

(Sec. 303) This Act shall cease to be in effect 30 days after the President certifies to Congress that Hizballah:

  • is no longer designated as a foreign terrorist organization; and
  • is no longer listed in the Annex to Executive Order 13224.