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Titles (6)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Sanctioning Hizballah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Sanctioning Hizballah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Sanctioning Hizballah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To impose sanctions on foreign persons that are responsible for gross violations of internationally recognized human rights by reason of the use by Hizballah of civilians as human shields, and for other purposes.

Official Titles - Senate

Official Titles as Amended by Senate

An act to impose sanctions with respect to foreign persons that are responsible for using civilians as human shields, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (6)

Date
10/11/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
10/11/2018Senate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
10/25/2017Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H8178-8179)
10/24/2017Committee on the Judiciary discharged.
10/24/2017Reported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 115-367, Part I.
07/20/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (24)

Date Chamber
10/12/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
10/11/2018SenateS.Amdt.4059 Amendment SA 4059 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/11/2018SenateS.Amdt.4059 Amendment SA 4059 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Corker. (consideration: CR S6881; text: CR S6881) To amend the title.
10/11/2018SenatePassed Senate with an amendment and an amendment to the Title by Unanimous Consent.
10/11/2018SenateS.Amdt.4058 Amendment SA 4058 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
10/11/2018SenateS.Amdt.4058 Amendment SA 4058 proposed by Senator McConnell for Senator Corker. (consideration: CR S6881; text: CR S6873-6874) In the nature of a substitute.
10/11/2018SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6881)
10/11/2018SenateSenate Committee on Foreign Relations discharged by Unanimous Consent.
10/05/2018SenateS.Amdt.4047 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/05/2018SenateS.Amdt.4046 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/26/2017SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
10/25/2017-3:40pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
10/25/2017-3:40pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8178-8179)
10/25/2017-3:03pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 3342.
10/25/2017-3:03pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8178-8183)
10/25/2017-3:03pmHouseMr. Royce (CA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
10/24/2017HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 269.
10/24/2017HouseCommittee on the Judiciary discharged.
10/24/2017HouseReported by the Committee on Foreign Affairs. H. Rept. 115-367, Part I.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
09/28/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
09/28/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
07/20/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
07/20/2017HouseReferred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, 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.
07/20/2017HouseIntroduced in House

Committees (3)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Foreign Affairs07/20/2017 Referred to
09/28/2017 Markup by
10/24/2017 Reported by H. Rept. 115-367
House Judiciary07/20/2017 Referred to
10/24/2017 Discharged from
Senate Foreign Relations10/26/2017 Referred to
10/11/2018 Discharged from

As of 11/19/2018 no related bill information has been received for H.R.3342 - Sanctioning the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act.


Latest Summary (3)

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Passed House amended (10/25/2017)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The expanded summary of the House reported version is repeated here.)

Sanctioning Hizballah's Illicit Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act

(Sec. 3) This bill states that it shall be U.S. policy to condemn Hizballah's use of human shields as a gross violation of internationally recognized human rights and act against those that engage in such practice.

(Sec. 4) The President is urged to use U.S. influence at the United Nations Security Council to secure support for a resolution imposing multilateral sanctions against Hizballah for its use of human shields.

(Sec. 5) The President shall:

  • transmit to Congress and update a list of each foreign person or entity that is a member of, or acting on behalf of, Hizballah and that is responsible for, or complicit in, the use of human shields and each foreign person, entity, or instrumentality of a foreign state that has supported or facilitated such person or entity; and
  • impose U.S.-based property blocking and visa sanctions, including revocation of existing visas, against such person, entity, or instrumentality.

The President may waive the application of sanctions for up to 120 days if the President reports to Congress that such waiver is vital to national security interests.

(Sec. 6) The President shall report to Congress on whether the following persons or instrumentalities meet sanctions criteria: (1) the Secretary General of Hizballah; (2) members of the Hizballah Politburo; (3) other senior members of Hizballah or other associated entities as the President determines appropriate; and (4) any person, agency, or instrumentality of a foreign state that provides material support to Hizballah's use of civilian human shields.