H.R.3457 - Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7] (Introduced 09/09/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Foreign Relations|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/05/2015 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Text: H.R.3457 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (10/05/2015)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations
To prohibit the lifting of sanctions on Iran until the Government of Iran pays the judgments against it for acts of terrorism, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the “Justice for Victims of Iranian Terrorism Act”.
(a) In general.—Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the President may not take any of the actions described in subsection (b) until the President has certified to the Congress that the Government of Iran has paid each judgment against Iran that is described in subsection (c).
(A) To waive, suspend, reduce, provide relief from, or otherwise limit the application of sanctions described in paragraph (2) or refrain from applying any such sanctions.
(B) To remove a foreign person listed in Attachment 3 or Attachment 4 to Annex II of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action from the list of specially designated nationals and blocked persons maintained by the Office of Foreign Asset Control of the Department of the Treasury.
(A) the sanctions described in sections 4 through 7.9 of Annex II of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action; and
(B) the sanctions described in any other agreement related to the nuclear program of Iran that includes the United States, commits the United States to take action, or pursuant to which the United States commits or otherwise agrees to take action, regardless of the form it takes, whether a political commitment or otherwise, and regardless of whether it is legally binding or not.
(A) that was brought against Iran or its political subdivisions, agencies, or instrumentalities (regardless of whether the claim was also brought, or the resulting judgment was also entered, against another defendant); and
(B) for which the court determined that Iran (or its political subdivisions, agencies, or instrumentalities, as the case may be) was not immune from the jurisdiction of the courts of the United States or of the States under section 1605A, or section 1605(a)(7) (as such section was in effect on January 27, 2008), of title 28, United States Code; and
(2) that was entered during the period beginning on April 24, 1996, and ending on the date of the enactment of this Act.
(d) Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Described.—In this section, the term “Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action” means the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, agreed to at Vienna on July 14, 2015, by Iran and by the People’s Republic of China, France, Germany, the Russian Federation, the United Kingdom and the United States, with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, and all implementing materials and agreements related to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action.
Passed the House of Representatives October 1, 2015.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|