Summary: H.R.4270 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4270. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (09/10/2019)

Placing Restrictions on Teargas Exports and Crowd Control Technology to Hong Kong Act or the PROTECT Hong Kong Act

This bill directs the President to prohibit the issuance of licenses to export certain defense items and services to various forces in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Police Force, the Hong Kong Correctional Services Department, and the Hong Kong Government Flying Service.

Items subject to the prohibition include defense articles and services on the U.S. Munitions List and certain crime control and detection technology and software.

The prohibition shall not take effect if the President takes certain actions, such as certifying to Congress that the prohibited exports to a covered force other than the Hong Kong Police Force are required to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals.

The Department of State shall report to Congress as to items subject to the prohibition that have been exported to the Hong Kong forces covered in the bill in the last five years.