US HB4270 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Moderate Partisan Bill (Democrat 26-7)
Status: Engrossed on October 16 2019 - 50% progression
Action: 2019-10-16 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
Pending: Senate Banking, Housing, And Urban Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]

Summary

PROTECT Hong Kong Act Placing Restrictions on Teargas Exports and Crowd Control Technology to Hong Kong Act This bill directs the President to prohibit the issuance of licenses to export certain defense items and services to various forces in Hong Kong, including the Hong Kong Police Force, the Hong Kong Correctional Services Department, and the Hong Kong Government Flying Service. Items subject to the prohibition include defense articles and services on the U.S. Munitions List and certain crime control and detection technology and software. The prohibition shall not take effect if the President takes certain actions, such as certifying to Congress that the prohibited exports to a covered force other than the Hong Kong Police Force are required to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals. The Department of State shall report to Congress as to items subject to the prohibition that have been exported to the Hong Kong forces covered in the bill in the last five years.

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Title

PROTECT Hong Kong Act Placing Restrictions on Teargas Exports and Crowd Control Technology to Hong Kong Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2019-10-16SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
2019-10-15HouseThe title of the measure was amended. Agreed to without objection.
2019-10-15HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2019-10-15HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8124-8125)
2019-10-15HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4270.
2019-10-15HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8124-8127)
2019-10-15HouseMr. Sherman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2019-09-25HouseOrdered to be Reported in the Nature of a Substitute by Unanimous Consent.
2019-09-25HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2019-09-10HouseReferred to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
2019-09-10HouseIntroduced in House

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