There is 1 version of this bill. View text

Click the check-box to add or remove the section, click the text link to scroll to that section.
Titles Actions Overview All Actions Cosponsors Committees Related Bills Subjects Latest Summary All Summaries

Titles (26)

Short Titles

Short Titles as Enacted

Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986

Short Titles as Enacted for portions of this bill
  • Diplomatic Security Act
  • Fascell Fellowship Act
  • International Maritime and Port Security Act
  • Victims of Terrorism Compensation Act

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986 Act of 1986

Short Titles as Passed House for portions of this bill
  • Diplomatic Security Act
  • Fascell Fellowship Act
  • International Maritime and Port Security Act
  • Victims of Terrorism Compensation Act

Short Titles as Reported to House

Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986

Short Titles as Reported to House for portions of this bill
  • Diplomatic Security Act
  • Fascell Fellowship Act
  • International Maritime and Port Security Act
  • Victims of Terrorism Compensation Act

Short Titles as Introduced

Diplomatic Security Act

Short Titles - Senate

Short Titles as Passed Senate

Diplomatic Security and Anti-Terrorism Act of 1986

Short Titles as Passed Senate for portions of this bill
  • Diplomatic Security Act
  • Fascell Fellowship Act
  • International Maritime and Port Security Act
  • Terrorist Prosecution Act of 1985
  • Victims of Terrorism Compensation Act

Short Titles as Reported to Senate

Diplomatic Security and Anti-Terrorism Act of 1986

Short Titles as Reported to Senate for portions of this bill
  • Diplomatic Security Act
  • Fascell Fellowship Act

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

A bill to provide for the security of United States diplomatic personnel, facilities, and operations, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (13)

Date Actions Overview
08/27/1986Became Public Law No: 99-399.
08/27/1986Signed by President.
08/27/1986Became Public Law No. 99-399
08/15/1986Presented to President.
08/12/1986Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Voice Vote.
08/12/1986Conference report agreed to in House: House Agreed to Conference Report by Voice Vote.
08/12/1986Conference report filed: Conference Report 99-783 Filed in House.
08/06/1986Resolving differences -- House actions: House Disagreed to Senate Amendments by Unanimous Consent.
06/25/1986Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
05/20/1986Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported to Senate by Senator Lugar with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 99-304.
03/18/1986Passed/agreed to in House: Passed House (Amended) by Yea-Nay Vote: 389 - 7 (Record Vote No: 59).
03/12/1986Reported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Report No: 99-494.
02/06/1986Introduced in House

All Actions (88)

Date Chamber All Actions
08/27/1986Became Public Law No: 99-399.
08/27/1986Signed by President.
08/27/1986Became Public Law No. 99-399
08/15/1986HousePresented to President.
08/14/1986SenateMeasure Signed in Senate.
08/12/1986SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Voice Vote.
08/12/1986SenateConference papers, official papers held at the desk.
08/12/1986HouseHouse Agreed to Conference Report by Voice Vote.
08/12/1986HouseConference Report 99-783 Filed in House.
08/11/1986SenateSenate appointed conferees Danforth; Hollings for consideration of sections 706 and 707 of the Senate passed measure.
08/11/1986SenateSenate appointed conferees Mathias; Eagleton for the consideration of section 702 of the Senate passed measure.
08/11/1986SenateSenate appointed conferees Grassley; Denton; Specter; DeConcini; Leahy for consideration of sections 702, 703, 711, 713, and 714 of the Senate passed measure.
08/11/1986SenateSenate agreed to request for conference. Appointed conferees. Lugar; Helms; Mathias; Kassebaum; Pell; Biden; Sarbanes.
08/11/1986SenateSenate insists on its amendments by Voice Vote.
08/11/1986SenateConference papers, Senate report and managers' statement held at the desk.
08/06/1986SenateMessage on House action received in Senate and held at desk: House requests a conference.
08/06/1986HouseHouse Requested a Conference and Speaker Appointed Conferees: Rodino, Hughes, Edwards (CA), Conyers, McCollum, Lungren, Gekas, Ford (MI), Schroeder, Oakar, Horton, Young (AK).
08/06/1986HouseHouse Requested a Conference and Speaker Appointed Conferees: Fascell, Yatron, Mica, Kostmayer, Smith (FL), Weiss, MacKay, Broomfield, Gilman, Snowe, Mack, McCain, Jones (NC), Biaggi, Studds, Davis, Snyder, Aspin, Price, Dickinson.
08/06/1986HouseHouse Disagreed to Senate Amendments by Unanimous Consent.
06/25/1986SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateCommittee substitute, as amended, agreed to by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2185 Proposed amendment SP 2185 withdrawn in Senate.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2180 Proposed amendment SP 2180 withdrawn in Senate.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2193 Amendment SP 2193 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 94-0. Record Vote No: 151.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2189 Amendment SP 2189 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2186 Amendment SP 2186 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2182 Amendment SP 2182 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2178 Amendment SP 2178 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2174 Amendment SP 2174 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2190 Amendment SP 2190 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2191 Amendment SP 2191 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2187 Amendment SP 2187 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2183 Amendment SP 2183 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2179 Amendment SP 2179 agreed to in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 99-0. Record Vote No: 150.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2175 Amendment SP 2175 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2192 Amendment SP 2192 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2188 Amendment SP 2188 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2184 Amendment SP 2184 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2181 Amendment SP 2181 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2177 Amendment SP 2177 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2176 Amendment SP 2176 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2173 Amendment SP 2173 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2172 Amendment SP 2172 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2185 Proposed by Senator Mathias. To provide compensation for the victims of terrorism.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2193 Proposed by Senator Byrd. To express the sense of the Congress on United States policy toward Afghanistan.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2191 Proposed by Senator Helms. To prohibit the use of funds for facilities in Israel, Jerusalem, or the West Bank, and for other purposes.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2192 Proposed by Senator Byrd. To coordinate further the international war on terrorism.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2188 Proposed by Senator Specter. To authorize prosecution of terrorists who attack United States nationals abroad, (see S. 1429).
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2180 Proposed by Senator McConnell. To express the sense of Congress with respect to trade between the United States and the Republic of Korea.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2172 Proposed by Senator Durenberger. To provide enhanced diplomatic security and combat international terrorism, and for other purposes.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2179 Proposed by Senator Simon. To urge the Secretary of State to substantially strengthen the foreign language skills of the United States Foreign Service.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2178 Proposed by Senator Lautenberg. To provide for international measures of seaport and shipboard security and measures to prevent unlawful acts against passengers and crews on board ships.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2189 Proposed by Senator Helms. To provide for an Office of Inspector General within the United States Information Agency.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2187 Proposed by Senator Specter. To express the sense of the Senate that the President should call for international negotiations to make international terrorism a universal crime prosecutable in the United States.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2184 Proposed by Senator Stevens. To provide for forfeiture of proceeds derived from espionage activities, and for other purposes.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2183 Proposed by Senator Rudman. To reduce the dollar threshold on contracts for which only U.S. contractors may bid; to narrow the provision authorizing the Secretary of State to waive the requirement that U.S. contractors be used; to permit more United States persons to bid on contracts; and to require that 10 percent of the contracts, to the extent practicable, be awarded to small businesses.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2182 Proposed by Senator Hawkins. To authorize a study of the feasibility of a program for the control and eradication of amblyomma variegatum (heartwater) in bovine animals in the Caribbean and for a program to control and eradicate amblyomma variegatum in countries in the Caribbean.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2190 Proposed by Senator Helms. To provide for an independent Inspector General for the Department of State.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2186 Proposed by Senator Mathias. To express support for the activities for the United States Telecommunications Training Institute.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2181 Proposed by Senator Moynihan. To express the sense of the Senate that funding of Kurt Waldheim's retirement allowance from the United Nations should be eliminated.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2177 Proposed by Senator Lugar. To provide that in addition to funds available under chapter 8, assistance authorized for purposes under chapter 4 of part II of Foreign Assistance Act which are allocated for Egypt may be furnished for the provision of nonlethal airport security equipment and commodities, and training in the use of such equipment and commodities.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2176 Proposed by Senator Lugar for Senator Kerry. To make available for use within the United States the United States Information Agency's film "The March".
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2175 Proposed by Senator Lugar. Providing for management of anti-terrorism assistance programs.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2174 Proposed by Senator Denton. To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to provide for the national security by allowing access to certain Federal criminal history records.
06/25/1986SenateS.Amdt.2173 Proposed by Senator Grassley. To provide protection to foreign diplomats and consular officers and the buildings and premises occupied by them in the District of Columbia.
05/20/1986SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 655.
05/20/1986SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Reported to Senate by Senator Lugar with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 99-304.
05/14/1986SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations incorporated provisions of related measures S. 2015 in reported measure.
05/14/1986SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
05/07/1986SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
04/30/1986SenateCommittee on Foreign Relations. Hearings held.
03/19/1986SenateReceived in the Senate and read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
03/18/1986HouseHouse Incorporated H.R.4418 in This Measure as an Amendment.
03/18/1986HousePassed House (Amended) by Yea-Nay Vote: 389 - 7 (Record Vote No: 59).
03/18/1986HouseCalled up by House by Rule.
03/18/1986HouseRule Passed House.
03/17/1986HouseRules Committee Resolution H.Res.402 Reported to House.
03/17/1986HouseCommittee on Rules Granted a Modified Closed Rule Providing Two Hours of General Debate.
03/12/1986HouseReported to House (Amended) by House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Report No: 99-494.
03/06/1986HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended).
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/06/1986HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
03/05/1986HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended).
Action By: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Operations
03/05/1986HouseSubcommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Operations
02/21/1986HouseReferred to Subcommittee on International Operations.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
02/21/1986HouseReferred to Subcommittee on Arms Control, International Security and Science.
Action By: Committee on Foreign Affairs
02/06/1986HouseReferred to House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
02/06/1986HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (33)


Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Foreign Affairs02/06/1986 Referred to
03/06/1986 Markup by
03/12/1986 Reported by H.Rept 99-494
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Arms Control, International Security and Science02/21/1986 Referred to
House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on International Operations02/21/1986 Referred to
03/05/1986 Markup by
03/05/1986 Reported by
Senate Foreign Relations03/19/1986 Referred to
05/07/1986 Hearings by
05/14/1986 Markup by
05/20/1986 Reported by S.Rept 99-304

A related bill may be a companion measure, an identical bill, a procedurally-related measure, or one with text similarities. Bill relationships are identified by the House, the Senate, or CRS, and refer only to same-congress measures.


Subjects (131)


Latest Summary (5)

There are 5 summaries for H.R.4151. View summaries

Shown Here:
Passed Senate amended (06/25/1986)

(Measure passed Senate, amended)

Diplomatic Security and Anti-Terrorism Act of 1986 - Title I: Diplomatic Security - Declares that titles I through IV of this Act may be cited as the Diplomatic Security Act.

Directs the Secretary of State (the Secretary) to develop and implement policies and programs to: (1) protect all civilian U.S. personnel on official duty abroad and their dependents; (2) establish and operate security functions at all civilian U.S. missions abroad; (3) establish and operate security functions at all State Department facilities in the United States; and (4) protect foreign missions, international organizations, foreign officials, and other foreign persons in the United States.

Requires the Secretary to: (1) coordinate all U.S. personnel assigned to U.S. missions abroad (other than military installations) pursuant to Federal authorization; and (2) establish appropriate overseas staffing levels for all such missions for all Federal agencies with activities abroad (except for military installations).

Establishes within the Department of State a Bureau of Diplomatic Security to be headed by the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security. Increases the number of Assistant Secretaries of State from 14 to 15. Sets forth the duties of the Assistant Secretary for Diplomatic Security. Requires other Federal agencies to cooperate to the maximum extent possible with the Secretary in carrying out security functions at U.S. missions abroad.

Title II: Diplomatic Security Service - Establishes the Diplomatic Security Service within the Bureau of Diplomatic Security.

Requires the Diplomatic Security Service to be headed by a Director designated by the Secretary. Sets forth the qualifications for the Director and other personnel of the Diplomatic Security Service.

Title III: Performance and Accountability - Requires the Secretary to convene an Accountability Review Board whenever there is serious injury, loss of life, or significant destruction of property at or related to a U.S. mission abroad unless the case clearly involves only causes unrelated to security. Sets forth administrative provisions relating to the membership and employees of the Board. Sets forth provisions governing the Board's evidence-gathering procedures.

Requires the Board to determine whether: (1) there are reasonable grounds to believe the injury, loss of life, or property damage was security-related; and (2) there is reasonable cause to believe that a breach of duty by a U.S. employee contributed to such injury, loss of life, or destruction of property. Directs the Board to make recommendations to the Secretary on programs or operations subject to this Act which the Board has reviewed. Provides for disciplinary proceedings and certain agency actions with respect to U.S. employees who the Board finds reasonable cause to believe contributed to the injury, loss of life, or property destruction because of their breach of duty.

Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress within 90 days of receipt of recommendations from a Board. Requires the heads of Federal agencies to report to the Congress on any personnel actions taken as a result of a finding by a Board that there is reasonable cause to believe that an agency employee breached a duty.

Title IV: Diplomatic Security Program - Authorizes funds to be appropriated before October 1, 1987, to the Department of State for diplomatic security construction, acquisition, and operations pursuant to the Department of State's Supplemental Diplomatic Security Program. Earmarks a specified amount of such funds for the protection of classified office equipment, the expansion of information systems security, and the hiring of American systems managers and operators for computers at high threat locations. Sets forth administrative procedures governing such funds.

Authorizes only U.S. persons and U.S.joint ventures to bid on a diplomatic construction or design project funded by this title if adequate competition exists and the estimated contract value exceeds a specified amount. Exempts from such preference for U.S. contractors those projects in foreign countries where laws prohibit the use of U.S. contractors. Provides that such exemption shall only become effective 30 days after the Secretary of State certifies to specified congressional committees what actions the Secretary has taken to urge the foreign country to permit the use of U.S. contractors on such projects. Allocates for contracts with American minority contractors ten percent of the funds authorized by this title for diplomatic construction projects. Allocates another ten percent of such funds for contracts with American small business contractors.

Requires the Secretary to issue regulations to: (1) strengthen requirements for security clearances for contractors involved in diplomatic construction or design projects; and (2) prohibit access to project designs or blueprints by any contractor without appropriate security clearance.

Sets forth provisions governing the administration of the diplomatic construction program, including provisions governing the qualifications of persons hired for the program, the treatment of cost overruns, and efficiency in contracting.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should use the antiterrorism provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to improve the perimeter security of U.S. diplomatic missions abroad.

Authorizes the Secretary to use any authority available to the Secretary under title II of the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to carry out certain security functions.

Requires the Secretary to reimburse the Department of the Treasury for the costs incurred by the Secret Service for protecting the spouses of foreign heads of state.

Title V: State Department Authorities to Combat International Terrorism - Amends the State Department Basic Authorities Act of 1956 to authorize the Secretary to pay a reward for information leading to: (1) the arrest or conviction of any individual for conspiring or attempting to commit certain narcotics related offenses outside U.S. jurisdiction or the killing or kidnapping abroad of a U.S. drug enforcement employee or of a member of such employee's family; or (2) the prevention of such acts against U.S. drug enforcement employees and their families. Requires the Secretary to advise and consult with the Attorney General before paying any such reward. Authorizes appropriations for such rewards. Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress on payment of such rewards. Requires the establishment of procedures governing the offering, administration, and payment of such rewards.

Authorizes the Secretary to reimburse domestic and foreign persons, agencies, or governments for the protection of judges or other persons who provide aid or information relating to terrorist incidents primarily outside U.S. jurisdiction. Requires the Secretary to advise and consult with the Attorney General before making payment in certain matters governed by Federal criminal law. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1986 and 1987 for such reimbursements. Designates such funds the Counterterrorism Protection Fund.

Authorizes the Secretary to impose controls on the provision of certain services (relating to serving in or with, or providing training for, the security forces of a foreign government) if providing such services would aid and abet international terrorism. Sets forth fines for violations of such controls. Requires the Secretary to submit proposed regulations governing such controls to the Congress 30 days before issuing them. Requires the Secretary to report to the Congress once every six months on the number and character of licenses granted and denied during the previous six months.

Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to include among the articles that may be made available to foreign countries through the antiterrorism assistance program bomb detection devices, underwater diving equipment, speech privacy devices, and armor plating. Imposes a cap (equal to 25 percent of the funds available for the antiterrorism program) on the value of equipment available to foreign countries under such program. Prohibits providing shock batons or similar devices under such program.

Title VI: Fascell Fellowship Program - Fascell Fellowship Act - Establishes the Fascell Fellowship program which will provide fellowships to U.S. citizens while they serve in positions formerly held by foreign national employees at U.S. diplomatic or consular missions in the Soviet Union or Eastern Europe. Limits the duration of such fellowships to one to two years. Requires fellowship recipients (fellows) to be U.S. citizens with expertise in Soviet or Eastern European area studies or languages and with a working knowledge of the principal language of the country in which the fellows would serve. Requires the Secretary to recruit women and minorities for this program.

Establishes a Fellowship Board to select the individuals eligible for fellowships. Limits the number of fellowships to 100 each year. Requires the Secretary to determine which of the eligible individuals will serve at each U.S. mission in the Soviet Union or Eastern Europe.

Title VII: Miscellaneous Provisions - Amends the Peace Corps Act to authorize appropriations for the Peace Corps for FY 1986 and 1987.

Amends the Federal criminal code to provide that demonstrations outside foreign embassies in the District of Columbia are covered by Federal law. Repeals the District of Columbia Code provision regarding criminal liability for such demonstrations.

Amends the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require every individual allowed unescorted access to a nuclear power facility to be fingerprinted. Provides that all fingerprints shall be submitted to the Attorney General for identification and a criminal history records check, with all costs to be paid by the facility licensee.

Authorizes the Nuclear Regulatory Commission by rule to waive such requirement under certain conditions. Directs the Commission to prescribe regulations to: (1) implement procedures for the taking of fingerprints; and (2) establish conditions for the use of information received from the Attorney General.

Requires the Director of the U.S. Information Agency to provide for the distribution within the United States of the U.S. Information Agency film "The March."

Authorizes using Economic Support Fund authorizations to provide nonlethal airport security equipment and training for Egypt. Requires such authority to be exercised in coordination with the office of the State Department responsible for antiterrorism assistance.

Encourages the President to contine to seek agreement through the International Maritime Organization (IMO) on matters of international seaport and shipboard security. Sets forth matters to be included in such agreement.

Requires the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of State to report jointly to the Congress by December 31, 1986, on the IMO progress in developing recommendations on measures to prevent unlawful acts against passengers and crews on board ships. Sets forth matters to be included in such report.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that the Secretary of State substantially strengthen the foreign language training of foreign service officers and others who may serve in embassies overseas and to work toward implementation of a linguistic skills program for foreign service officers.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that the President should instruct the Permanent Representative of the United States to the United Nations to introduce in the General Assembly an amendment eliminating Kurt Waldheim's retirement allowance and a resolution denying Kurt Waldheim a retirement allowance in all budgets after 1987.

Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to earmark certain FY 1986 development assistance funds for a study on the feasibility of a program for the control and eradication of heartwater in cattle in Caribbean countries. Earmarks specified FY 1987 funds for controlling and eradicating heartwater in such countries.

Amends the Federal criminal code to provide that any person convicted of espionage shall forfeit to the United States any money or other property involved in or obtained as a result of such espionage activities. Provides that where such money or property is unavailable for forfeiture, the person convicted of such crime must forfeit property up to the value of the property gained from the espionage activity.

Permits the courts to order the forfeiture of proceeds received or to be received from a contract relating to the depiction of such offense in a movie, book, newspaper, magazine, radio or television production, or live entertainment or presentation of any kind.

Authorizes the Attorney General to pay a reward not to exceed $100,000 for information leading to the arrest or conviction of persons committing espionage, or leading to the prevention, frustration, or mitigation of the effect of an act of espionage. Disqualifies an officer or employee of the United States or of any State or local government while performing official duties from receiving such a reward.

Prohibits any Act from being construed to preclude the Department of State, the Agency for International Development, or the U.S. Information Agency from participation in support of any activities of the U.S. Telecommunications Training Institute.

Expresses the sense of the Senate that the President should call for international negotiations for the purpose of agreeing on a definition of "international terrorist crime" and for the purpose of considering whether such a crime would constitute a crime under international law. Declares that the President should also consider including in such negotiations the possibility of establishing an international court that would have jurisdiction over the crime of international terrorism.

Terrorist Prosecution Act of 1985 - Amends the Federal criminal code to make it an offense to commit or attempt to commit murder or manslaughter against any U.S. national abroad, or conspire to do so. (Murder is punishable by capital punishment, a life sentence, or for any term of years and voluntary manslaughter is punishable by imprisonment up to ten years and involuntary manslaughter by imprisonment up to three years and/or a fine up to $1,000.)

Makes it an offense to (or to attempt to) assault, wound, strike, imprison, endanger, or make any other violent attack upon the person or liberty of any U.S. national in any foreign country (or make violent attack on his or her business premises, private accommodation or means of transport). Provides for a fine of not more than $5,000 and/or imprisonment for not more than three years. Increases the fine to $10,000 and/or imprisonment to ten years if a deadly or dangerous weapon is used.

Makes it an offense to conspire, outside the United States, to murder any U.S. national within the United States.

Prohibits an indictment under this Act without the written approval of the Attorney General or his designee.

Amends the Inspector General Act of 1978 to establish an Inspector General in the U.S. Information Agency (USIA). Earmarks a specified amount of FY 1987 USIA funds for the establishment of the Inspector General office at the USIA.

Earmarks specified amounts of FY 1986 and 1987 Department of State funds for the operations of the Inspector General for the Department of State. Amends the Foreign Service Act of 1980 and the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 to repeal the provisions establishing a Program Inspector General. Prohibits any Foreign Service officer from being appointed Inspector General for the Department of State. Prohibits any career member of the Foreign Service from participating in the recruitment, selection, or recommendation of anyone for Inspector General of the Department of State.

Prohibits using any of the funds authorized by this Act for site acquisition, development, or construction of any facility in Israel, Jerusalem, or the West Bank, except a specified amount for a chancery and residence within five miles of the Israeli Knesset and within the boundaries of Israel as they existed before June 1, 1967.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the President should propose to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization the establishment of a standing political committee to examine all aspects of international terrorism, review opportunities for cooperation, and make recommendations to member nations.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the United States, so long as Soviet military forces occupy Afghanistan, should support the Afghan efforts to regain their sovereignty through: (1) material support; (2) renewed multilateral efforts to encourage Soviet military withdrawal, the return of nonaligned status to Afghanistan, and a peaceful political settlement in Afghanistan; (3) a public information campaign to bring the Afghan situation to the attention of the world; (4) frequent efforts to remove the barriers on reporting of events in Afghanistan; and (5) efforts to impress upon the Soviet leadership the penalty that continued military action in Afghanistan imposes upon the building of a long-term constructive relationship with the United States.

Expresses the sense of the Congress that the Secretary of State should: (1) determine whether the Soviet actions in Afghanistan constitute genocide and report such determination to the President and the Congress; and (2) determine whether continued U.S. recognition of the Government in Kabul is in the interest of the United States.