Text: H.R.3851 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (09/27/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3851


To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 27, 2017

Ms. Foxx (for herself, Mr. Engel, Mr. Hultgren, and Mr. McGovern) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To amend the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to provide for rewards for the arrest or conviction of certain foreign nationals who have committed genocide or war crimes, 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 “War Crimes Rewards Expansion Act”.

SEC. 2. Department of State rewards program.

Paragraph (10) of section 36(b) of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 (22 U.S.C. 2708(b)) is amended by striking “defined under the statute of such tribunal.” and inserting the following:

““defined—

“(A) under the statute of such country or tribunal, as the case may be; or

“(B) under United States law.”.