|International Military Training Accountability Act (Introduced in the House)
HR 3802 IH
H. R. 3802
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
May 6, 1998
Mrs. LOWEY (for herself, Mr. EVANS, Mr. KENNEDY of Rhode Island, Mrs. MORELLA, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Mr. OLVER, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. KUCINICH, Mrs. MALONEY of New York, Mr. SANDERS, Mr. HALL of Ohio, Mr. WAXMAN, Ms. SLAUGHTER, Mr. TOWNS, Mr. VENTO, Mr. BLAGOJEVICH, Mr. YATES, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. LUTHER, Mr. STUPAK, and Mr. SERRANO) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on International Relations
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `International Military Training Accountability Act'.
SEC. 2. PROHIBITION ON PROVISION OF DEFENSE SERVICES AND TRAINING UNDER THE ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT OR ANY OTHER ACT TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES INELIGIBLE FOR IMET ASSISTANCE.
(a) IN GENERAL- The Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2751 et seq.) is amended by inserting after the first section 40A the following:
`SEC. 40B. PROHIBITION ON PROVISION OF DEFENSE SERVICES AND TRAINING TO FOREIGN COUNTRIES INELIGIBLE FOR IMET ASSISTANCE.
`(a) IN GENERAL- Defense services and training may not be provided by sale, lease, loan, grant, or other means under this Act or any other Act to any foreign country that is prohibited under any provision of law from receiving international military education and training under chapter 5 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2347 et seq.).
`(b) EXCEPTIONS- (1) A foreign country that is eligible to receive only expanded international military education and training under chapter 5 of part II of such Act (22 U.S.C. 2347 et seq.) may receive defense services and training under this Act or any other Act but only to the extent that such services and training--
`(A) promotes dialogue between civilians and military officers of the armed forces on the proper role of the armed forces in a democratic society; or
`(B) provides for training of civilian officials and military officers of the armed forces on military justice and international human rights standards.
`(2) Subsection (a) shall not apply with respect to a foreign country described in section 546 of such Act (22 U.S.C. 2347c) by reason of designation under such section.'.
(b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT- The second section 40A of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2785), as added by section 150(a) of Public Law 104-164 (110 Stat. 1436), is hereby redesignated as section 40.
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