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Public Law No: 116-77 (11/27/2019)

 
[116th Congress Public Law 77]
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Public Law 116-77
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong 
        Kong Police Force. <<NOTE: Nov. 27, 2019 -  [S. 2710]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. DEFINITIONS.
            (1) Appropriate congressional committees.--The term 
        ``appropriate congressional committees'' means--
                    (A) the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban 
                Affairs and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the 
                Senate; and
                    (B) the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of 
                Representatives.
            (2) Covered munitions items.--The term ``covered munitions 
        items'' means tear gas, pepper spray, rubber bullets, foam 
        rounds, bean bag rounds, pepper balls, water cannons, handcuffs, 
        shackles, stun guns, and tasers.
            (3) Hong kong.--The term ``Hong Kong'' has the meaning given 
        such term in section 3 of the United States-Hong Kong Policy Act 
        of 1992 (22 U.S.C. 5702).
            (4) Hong kong police force.--The term ``Hong Kong Police 
        Force'' means--
                    (A) the Hong Kong Police Force; and
                    (B) the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: President.>>  PROHIBITION ON COMMERCIAL EXPORT OF 
                    COVERED MUNITIONS ITEMS TO THE HONG KONG 
                    POLICE FORCE.

    (a) <<NOTE: Effective date. Time period.>>  In General.--Except as 
provided in subsection (b), beginning on the date that is 30 days after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the President shall prohibit the 
issuance of licenses to export covered munitions items to the Hong Kong 
Police Force.

    (b) <<NOTE: Deadline. Notice.>>  Exceptions.--The prohibition set 
forth in subsection (a) shall not apply to the issuance of a license 
with respect to which the President submits to the appropriate 
congressional committees, not fewer than 30 days before the date of such 
issuance, a written notice--
            (1) <<NOTE: Certification.>>  certifying that the exports to 
        be covered by such license are important to the national 
        interests and foreign policy goals of the United States; and
            (2) describing the manner in which such exports will promote 
        such interests and goals.

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SEC. 3. SUNSET.

    The prohibition under section 2 shall expire one year after the date 
of the enactment of this Act.

    Approved November 27, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 2710:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            Nov. 19, considered and passed Senate.
            Nov. 20, considered and passed House.

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