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S. 2985 - To require a report on imprisonment of political prisoners in China.

Sponsor: Ted Cruz (R)
Introduced: 2018-06-04
Bill Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
 
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115th CONGRESS
2d Session
S. 2985


    To require a report on imprisonment of political prisoners in China.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 4, 2018

    Mr. Cruz introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


A BILL

    To require a report on imprisonment of political prisoners in China.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Report on imprisonment of political prisoners in China.

(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall submit to the relevant congressional committees a report that includes—

(1) the names of officials in the People’s Republic of China responsible for the imprisonment of political prisoners;

(2) a determination whether the officials identified in paragraph (1) are designated under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (subtitle F of title XII of Public Law 114–328); and

(3) if they are not designated, a justification for why not.

(b) Definitions.—In this section—

(1) the term “official” means—

(A) any state official at the local, provincial, or national level in China;

(B) any member of the Communist Party of China; or

(C) any member of the People’s Liberation Army; and

(2) the term “relevant congressional committees” means the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives.


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