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PA Bill Number: HB2440

Title: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firearms ...

Description: Providing for the designation of shooting ranges, sportsman clubs, hunting facilities and business relating to the sale and production of firear ...

Last Action: Veto No. 16

Last Action Date: Nov 25, 2020

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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB5782

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Legislation Overview

Title: Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014

Subject: International affairs: Alliances: Alternative and renewable resources: Arms control and nonproliferation: Asia: Bank accounts, deposits, capital: Competitiveness, trade promotion, trade deficits: Congressional oversight: Corporate finance and management: Diplomacy, foreign officials, Americans abroad: Electric power generation and transmission: Energy efficiency and conservation: Energy storage, supplies, demand: Estonia: Europe: Financial services and investments: Foreign aid and international relief: Foreign and international banking: Foreign loans and debt: Georgia (Republic): Government ethics and transparency, public corruption: Infrastructure development: International exchange and broadcasting: International law and treaties: International organizations and cooperation: Internet and video services: Latvia: Licensing and registrations: Lighting and heating: Lithuania: Middle East: Military assistance, sales, and agreements: Military procurement, research, weapons development: Moldova: Motor fuels: Multilateral development programs: News media and reporting: Oil and gas: Poland: Presidents and presidential powers: Public contracts and procurement: Refugees, asylum, displaced persons: Rule of law and government transparency: Russia: Sanctions: Sovereignty, recognition, national governance and status: Syria: Technology transfer and commercialization: Trade restrictions: Ukraine: Visas and passports: War and emergency powers

Description: Ukraine Freedom Support Act of 2014 - Directs the President to impose three or more specified sanctions against: Rosoboronexport; an entity owned by the government of the Russian Federation or controlled by its nationals that transfers or manufactures or sells defense articles transferred to, Syria or into the territory of a specified country without its government's consent; or a person that knowingly sponsors or provides financial, material, or technological support for, or goods or services to or in support of, such an entity. Directs the President to impose three or more specified sanctions against a person that makes a significant investment in a special Russian crude oil project. Authorizes the President to impose additional licensing requirements or other restrictions on the export of items for Russia's energy sector. Directs the President to impose specified sanctions on Gazprom if it is withholding significant natural gas supplies from North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) member countries, or further withholds significant natural gas supplies from countries such as Ukraine, Georgia, or Moldova. Sets forth sanctions against a foreign person, including executive officers of an entity, relating to: Export-Import Bank of the United States assistance, executive agency procurement, arms and dual-use item exports, U.S. property transactions, banking transactions, investing in or purchasing equity or debt instruments, and U.S. entry prohibition or visa revocation. Excludes import sanctions from the authority to block and prohibit U.S. property transactions. Authorizes the President to impose a prohibition on the opening, and a prohibition or the imposition of strict conditions on the maintaining, in the United States of a correspondent account or a payable-through account by a foreign financial institution that knowingly engages in significant transactions involving sanctioned persons. Authorizes the President to provide Ukraine with defense articles, services, and training. Directs the Secretary of State (Secretary) to submit a plan to Congress to meet the need for protection of and assistance for internally displaced persons in Ukraine. Directs the President to use U.S. influence at United Nations (U.N.) voluntary agencies to support assistance for internally displaced persons in Ukraine. Urges the Secretary and the Secretary of Defense (DOD) to assist Ukrainian defense sector entities reorient exports from Russian Federation customers to alternative markets in the Ukrainian defense sector that have already significantly reduced exports to and cooperation with Russian defense sector entities. Directs the Secretary and the Secretary of Energy (DOE) to work with Ukrainian officials to develop an emergency energy assistance plan to help Ukraine address the potentially severe heating fuel and electricity shortages facing Ukraine in 2014 and 2015. Directs the Secretary to work with Ukrainian officials to increase energy security by helping Ukraine reduce its dependence on natural gas imported from the Russian Federation. Directs: the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to prioritize support for investments to increase energy efficiency, develop domestic oil and natural gas reserves, and develop renewable energy sources in Ukraine; and the President to use U.S. influence to encourage the World Bank Group, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, and other international financial institutions to invest in and stimulate private investment in such projects. Directs the Secretary and the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) to: (1) strengthen democratic civil society in Ukraine, (2) support independent media outlets, and (3) counter government corruption and improve accountability. Directs the Chairman of the Broadcasting Board of Governors to submit to Congress a plan for increasing and maintaining the quantity of Russian-language broadcasting into the countries of the former Soviet Union in order to counter Russian Federation propaganda. Directs the Secretary to: (1) improve and strengthen democratic institutions and political and civil society organizations in the Russian Federation, and (2) expand uncensored Internet and independent media access. Expresses the sense of Congress that the President should: (1) hold the Russian Federation accountable for being in violation of its obligations under the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and (2) demand that the Russian Federation eliminate the military systems that constitute such violation. States that nothing in this Act shall be construed as an authorization for the use of military force.

Session: 113th Congress

Last Action: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.

Last Action Date: December 18, 2014

Link: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:HN05782:@@@L&summ2=m&

Sponsors

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23 sponsors: Marcy Kaptur; Gerald Connolly; Rosa DeLauro; Eliot Engel; Michael Fitzpatrick; Lois Frankel; Rodney Frelinghuysen; Jim Gerlach; Andy Harris; Brian Higgins; David Joyce; William Keating; Sander Levin; James Moran; Frank Pallone; Bill Pascrell; Mike Quigley; Charles Rangel; James Renacci; Peter Roskam; Louise Slaughter; Steve Stivers; Steve Stockman

History
Chamber Date Action
House Dec 18 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
House Dec 2 2014 Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committees on Financial Services, Oversight and Government Reform, and the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
House Dec 2 2014 Referred to House Foreign Affairs
House Dec 2 2014 Referred to House Financial Services
House Dec 2 2014 Referred to House Oversight and Government Reform
House Dec 2 2014 Referred to House Judiciary
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Dec 4 2014 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: H

Committee Name: Judiciary

Votes

There have not been any votes on this bill

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