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Titles (2)

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Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Introduced

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To reinstate reporting requirements related to United States-Hong Kong relations.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/27/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (7)

Date All Actions
11/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
11/29/2017Referred to the Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
09/28/2017Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR E1294)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/27/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/27/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/27/2017Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on the Judiciary, and 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.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/27/2017Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Walz, Timothy J. [D-MN-1]* 09/27/2017

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs09/27/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations11/29/2017 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific11/29/2017 Referred to
House Judiciary09/27/2017 Referred to
House Financial Services09/27/2017 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/27/2017)

Hong Kong Human Rights and Democracy Act of 2017

This bill amends the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act of 1992 to direct the Department of State to report to Congress (within 90 days and annually thereafter through 2023) on conditions in Hong Kong that are of U.S. interest.

Such report shall include matters in which Hong Kong is given separate treatment under U.S. laws from that accorded to China.

The State Department shall certify to Congress annually whether Hong Kong is sufficiently autonomous to justify separate treatment different from that accorded to China in any new laws, agreements, treaties, or arrangements entered into between the United States and Hong Kong.

The President shall identify persons responsible for: (1) the surveillance, abduction, detention, or forced confessions of certain booksellers and journalists in Hong Kong; and (2) other actions suppressing basic freedoms.

The bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to deny U.S. entry to identified individuals and revoke visas or other entry documentation.

Entry, work, or study visa applicants who resided in Hong Kong in 2014 shall not be denied visas on the basis of the applicant's arrest or detention or other adverse government action taken as a result of participation in the nonviolent protest activities related to Hong Kong's electoral process.

The President shall freeze the U.S.-based assets of identified individuals.