H.R.4270 - Placing Restrictions on Teargas Exports and Crowd Control Technology to Hong Kong Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2] (Introduced 09/10/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs | Senate - Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||09/25/19 10:00AM|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/16/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.4270 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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.