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Introduced in Senate (02/25/2015)


114th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 555


To require the Secretary of State to offer rewards for information on the kidnapping and murder of James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff, Kayla Mueller, or any other United States citizen by a foreign terrorist organization.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 25, 2015

Mr. Rubio (for himself, Mrs. Shaheen, Mr. Nelson, Mr. Coats, Mr. McCain, Mr. Flake, Mr. Donnelly, Mr. Cruz, and Ms. Ayotte) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


A BILL

To require the Secretary of State to offer rewards for information on the kidnapping and murder of James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff, Kayla Mueller, or any other United States citizen by a foreign terrorist organization.

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 “Bringing Terrorists to Justice Act of 2015”.

SEC. 2. Rewards authorized.

(a) In general.—In accordance with the Rewards for Justice program authorized under section 36(b) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2708(b)), the Secretary of State shall offer a reward to any individual who furnishes information leading to the arrest or conviction in any country of any individual for committing, conspiring or attempting to commit, or aiding or abetting in the commission of—

(1) the kidnapping and murder of James Foley, Peter Kassig, Steven Sotloff, or Kayla Mueller; or

(2) the kidnapping and murder, on or after the date of the enactment of this Act, of any other citizen of the United States by a foreign terrorist organization.

(b) Limitations.—

(1) AFFILIATES OF FOREIGN TERRORIST ORGANIZATIONS.—The Secretary of State shall not offer a reward under subsection (a) in connection with the kidnapping and murder of a citizen of the United States described in subsection (a)(2) who the Secretary of State determines was affiliated with or supportive of a foreign terrorist organization.

(2) TOTAL AWARDS FOR AN INDIVIDUAL.—The total amount of rewards offered under subsection (a) in connection with the kidnapping and murder of any one of the individuals named in such subsection or any other citizen of the United States described in such subsection may not exceed $5,000,000.

(c) Foreign terrorist organization.—The term “foreign terrorist organization” means an organization designated by the Secretary of State as a foreign terrorist organization in accordance with section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1189).


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