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H.R. 4919 (eh) To amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions under those Acts, to authorize the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign countries...
In the Senate of the United States, September 7, 2000. Resolved, That the bill from the House of Representatives (H.R. 4919) entitled ``An Act to amend the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 and the Arms Export Control Act to make improvements to certain defense and security assistance provisions under those Acts, to authorize the transfer of naval vessels to certain foreign countries, and for other purposes.'', do pass with the following AMENDMENT: Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert: SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. This Act may be cited as the ``Security Assistance Act of 2000''. TITLE I--MILITARY AND RELATED ASSISTANCE Subtitle A--Foreign Military Financing Program SEC. 101. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated for grant assistance under section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2763) and for the subsidy cost, as defined in section 502(5) of the Federal Credit Reform Act of 1990, of direct loans under such section for fiscal year 2001, the total amount of $3,627,000,000. Subtitle B--Other Assistance SEC. 111. DEFENSE DRAWDOWN SPECIAL AUTHORITIES. (a) Emergency Drawdown.--Section 506(a)(1) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2318(a)(1)) is amended by striking ``$100,000,000'' and inserting ``$150,000,000''. (b) Additional Drawdown.--Section 506(a)(2)(A)(i) of such Act (22 U.S.C. 2318(a)(2)(A)(i)) is amended-- (1) by striking ``or'' the first place it appears; and (2) by striking subclause (III) and inserting the following: ``(III) chapter 8 of part II (relating to antiterrorism assistance); ``(IV) chapter 9 of part II (relating to nonproliferation assistance); or ``(V) the Migration and Refugee Assistance Act of 1962; or''. SEC. 112. INCREASED TRANSPORT AUTHORITY. Section 516(e)(2)(C) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 23321j(e)(2)(C)) is amended by striking ``25,000'' and inserting ``50,000''. TITLE II--INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING SEC. 201. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. There are authorized to be appropriated $65,000,000 for fiscal year 2001 to carry out chapter 5 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2347 et seq.). SEC. 202. ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS RELATING TO INTERNATIONAL MILITARY EDUCATION AND TRAINING. Chapter 5 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2347 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``SEC. 547. CONSULTATION REQUIREMENT. ``The selection of foreign personnel for training under this chapter shall be made in consultation with the United States defense attache to the relevant country. ``SEC. 548. RECORDS REGARDING FOREIGN PARTICIPANTS. ``In order to contribute most effectively to the development of military professionalism in foreign countries, the Secretary of Defense shall develop and maintain a database containing records on each foreign military or defense ministry civilian participant in education and training activities conducted under this chapter after December 31, 2000. This record shall include the type of instruction received, the dates of such instruction, whether such instruction was completed successfully, and, to the extent practicable, a record of the person's subsequent military or defense ministry career and current position and location.''. TITLE III--NONPROLIFERATION AND EXPORT CONTROL ASSISTANCE SEC. 301. NONPROLIFERATION AND EXPORT CONTROL ASSISTANCE. Part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2301 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following new chapter: ``CHAPTER 9--NONPROLIFERATION AND EXPORT CONTROL ASSISTANCE ``SEC. 581. GENERAL AUTHORITY. ``Notwithstanding any other provision of law that restricts assistance to foreign countries (other than sections 502B and 620A of this Act), the President is authorized to furnish, on such terms and conditions as the President may determine, assistance to foreign countries in order to enhance the ability of such countries to halt the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, and advanced conventional weaponry. Such assistance may include training services and the provision of equipment and other commodities related to the detection, deterrence, monitoring, interdiction, and prevention or countering of proliferation, the establishment of effective nonproliferation laws and regulations, and the apprehension of those individuals involved in acts of proliferation of such weapons. ``SEC. 582. PURPOSES. ``Activities conducted under this chapter shall be designed-- ``(1) to enhance the nonproliferation and export control capabilities of friendly countries by providing training and equipment to detect, deter, monitor, interdict, and counter proliferation; ``(2) to strengthen the bilateral ties of the United States with friendly governments by offering concrete assistance in this area of vital national security interest; and ``(3) to accomplish the activities and objectives set forth in sections 503 and 504 of the FREEDOM Support Act (Public Law 102-511). ``SEC. 583. TRANSIT INTERDICTION. ``(a) Allocation of Funds.--In providing assistance under this chapter, the President should ensure that not less than one-quarter of the total of such assistance is expended for the purpose of enhancing the capabilities of friendly countries to detect and interdict proliferation-related shipments of cargo that originate from, and are destined for, other countries. ``(b) Priority to Certain Countries.--Priority shall be given in the apportionment of the assistance described under subsection (a) to any friendly country that has been determined by the Secretary of State to be a country frequently transited by proliferation-related shipments of cargo. ``SEC. 584. LIMITATIONS. ``The limitations contained in section 573 (a) and (d) of this Act shall apply to this chapter. ``SEC. 585. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. ``(a) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be appropriated to the President to carry out this chapter $129,000,000 for the fiscal year 2001. ``(b) Availability of Funds.--Funds made available under subsection (a) may be used notwithstanding any other provision of law (other than section 502B or 620A) and shall remain available until expended.''. SEC. 302. NONPROLIFERATION AND EXPORT CONTROL TRAINING IN THE UNITED STATES. Of the amount made available for fiscal year 2001 under chapter 9 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as added by section 301, $2,000,000 is authorized to be available for the purpose of training and education of personnel from friendly countries in the United States. SEC. 303. SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY CENTERS. (a) Authorization of Funds.--Of the amounts made available for fiscal year 2001 under chapter 9 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as added by section 301, $59,000,000 is authorized to be available for each such year for science and technology centers in the independent states of the former Soviet Union. (b) Sense of the Senate.--It is the sense of the Senate, taking into account the obligation contained in section 1132 of Public Law 106-113, that the practice of auditing entities receiving funds authorized under this section should be significantly expanded and that the burden of supplying auditors should be spread equitably within the United States Government. SEC. 304. TRIAL TRANSIT PROGRAM. (a) Allocation of Funds.--Of the amount made available for fiscal year 2001 under chapter 9 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as added by section 301, $5,000,000 is authorized to be available to establish a static cargo x-ray facility in Malta, if the Secretary of State first certifies to the appropriate committees of Congress that the Government of Malta has provided adequate assurances that such a facility will be utilized in connection with random cargo inspections by Maltese customs officials of container traffic transiting through the Malta Freeport. (b) Requirement of Written Assessment.--In the event that a facility is established in Malta pursuant to subsection (a), the Secretary of State shall submit a written assessment to the appropriate committees of Congress not later than 270 days after such a facility commences operation detailing-- (1) statistics on utilization of the facility by Malta; (2) the contribution made by the facility to United States nonproliferation and export control objectives; and (3) the feasibility of establishing comparable facilities in other countries identified by the Secretary of State pursuant to section 583 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, as added by section 301. (c) Treatment of Assistance.--Assistance under this section shall be considered as assistance under section 583(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (relating to transit interdiction), as added by section 301. SEC. 305. EXCEPTION TO AUTHORITY TO CONDUCT INSPECTIONS UNDER THE CHEMICAL WEAPONS CONVENTION IMPLEMENTATION ACT OF 1998. Section 303 of the Chemical Weapons Convention Implementation Act of 1998 (as contained in division I of Public Law 105-277) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: ``(c) Exception.--The requirement under subsection (b)(2)(A) shall not apply to inspections of United States chemical weapons destruction facilities (as used within the meaning of part IV(C)(13) of the Verification Annex to the Convention).''. TITLE IV--ANTITERRORISM ASSISTANCE SEC. 401. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS. Section 574(a) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2349aa-4(a)) is amended by striking ``$9,840,000'' and all that follows through the period and inserting the following: ``$73,000,000 for the fiscal year 2001.''. TITLE V--INTEGRATED SECURITY ASSISTANCE PLANNING Subtitle A--Establishment of a National Security Assistance Strategy SEC. 501. NATIONAL SECURITY ASSISTANCE STRATEGY. (a) Requirement.--Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, and annually thereafter in connection with congressional presentation materials of the foreign operations appropriations budget request, the Secretary of State shall submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report setting forth a National Security Assistance Strategy for the United States. (b) Elements of the Strategy.--The strategy shall-- (1) set forth a 5-year plan for security assistance programs; (2) be consistent with the National Security Strategy of the United States; (3) be coordinated with the Secretary of Defense and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; (4) identify overarching security assistance objectives, including identification of the role that specific security assistance programs will play in achieving such objectives; (5) identify a primary security assistance objective, as well as specific secondary objectives, for individual countries; (6) identify, on a country-by-country basis, how specific resources will be allocated to accomplish both primary and secondary objectives; (7) discuss how specific types of assistance, such as foreign military financing and international military education and training, will be combined at the country level to achieve United States objectives; and (8) detail, with respect to each of the paragraphs (1) through (7), how specific types of assistance provided pursuant to the Arms Export Control Act and Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 are coordinated with United States assistance programs managed by the Department of Defense and other agencies. (c) Covered Assistance.--The National Security Assistance Strategy shall cover assistance provided under-- (1) section 23 of the Arms Export Control Act (22 U.S.C. 2763); (2) chapters 5, 8, and 9 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2347 et seq.); and (3) section 516 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2321i). SEC. 502. SECURITY ASSISTANCE SURVEYS. (a) Utilization.--The Secretary of State shall utilize security assistance surveys in preparation of the National Security Assistance
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