50 U.S. Code § 2652 - Restrictions on access to national security laboratories by foreign visitors from sensitive countries

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(a) Background review required
The Secretary of Energy may not admit to any facility of a national security laboratory other than areas accessible to the general public any individual who is a citizen or agent of a nation that is named on the current sensitive countries list unless the Secretary first completes a background review with respect to that individual.
(b) Sense of Congress regarding background reviews
It is the sense of Congress that the Secretary of Energy, the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the Director of National Intelligence should ensure that background reviews carried out under this section are completed in not more than 15 days.
(c) Definitions
For purposes of this section:
(1) The term “background review”, commonly known as an indices check, means a review of information provided by the Director of National Intelligence and the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation regarding personal background, including information relating to any history of criminal activity or to any evidence of espionage.
(2) The term “sensitive countries list” means the list prescribed by the Secretary of Energy known as the Department of Energy List of Sensitive Countries.

Source

(Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLV, § 4502, formerly Pub. L. 106–65, div. C, title XXXI, § 3146,Oct. 5, 1999, 113 Stat. 935; renumbered Pub. L. 107–314, div. D, title XLV, § 4502, and amended Pub. L. 108–136, div. C, title XXXI, § 3141(h)(3),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1771; Pub. L. 112–239, div. C, title XXXI, § 3131(k)(1), (bb)(1)(D),Jan. 2, 2013, 126 Stat. 2182, 2185; Pub. L. 113–66, div. C, title XXXI, § 3146(f)(1),Dec. 26, 2013, 127 Stat. 1079.)
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 7383c of Title 42, The Public Health and Welfare, prior to renumbering by Pub. L. 108–136.
Amendments

2013—Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(k)(1)(A), substituted “national security laboratories” for “national laboratories” in section catchline.
Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(k)(1)(B), substituted “national security laboratory” for “national laboratory” wherever appearing.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(f)(1)(A), (B), redesignatedsubsec. (f) as (b) and struck out former subsec. (b) which related to moratorium on admissions to any national security laboratory facility pending certain certifications.
Subsec. (b)(3). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(bb)(1)(D), substituted “Director of National Intelligence” for “Director of Central Intelligence”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(f)(1)(A), (B), redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (c) and struck out former subsec. (c) which related to waiver of moratorium.
Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(f)(1)(C), struck out “as in effect on January 1, 1999” after “Countries”.
Subsecs. (d), (e). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(f)(1)(A), struck out subsecs. (d) and (e) which related to exception to moratorium for certain individuals and exception to moratorium for certain programs, respectively.
Subsec. (f). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(f)(1)(B), redesignatedsubsec. (f) as (b).
Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(bb)(1)(D), substituted “Director of National Intelligence” for “Director of Central Intelligence”.
Subsec. (g). Pub. L. 113–66, § 3146(f)(1)(B), redesignatedsubsec. (g) as (c).
Subsec. (g)(1). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(bb)(1)(D), substituted “Director of National Intelligence” for “Director of Central Intelligence”.
Subsec. (g)(3), (4). Pub. L. 112–239, § 3131(k)(1)(C), struck out pars. (3) and (4), which defined “national laboratory” and “Restricted Data”, respectively.
2003—Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(h)(3)(D)(i)(I), substituted “on November 4, 1999,” for “30 days after October 5, 1999,” in introductory provisions.
Subsec. (b)(2)(A). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(h)(3)(D)(i)(II), substituted “January 3, 2000” for “The date that is 90 days after October 5, 1999”.
Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(h)(3)(D)(ii), substituted “October 5, 1999,” for “the date of the enactment of this Act,” in the original, which for purposes of codification had been changed to “October 5, 1999,” thus requiring no change in text.
Subsec. (g)(3), (4). Pub. L. 108–136, § 3141(h)(3)(D)(iii), added pars. (3) and (4).

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50 USCDescription of ChangeSession YearPublic LawStatutes at Large
§ 26522013113-66 [Sec.] 3146(f)(1)127 Stat. 1079
§ 26522012112-239 [Sec.] 3131(bb)(1)(D)126 Stat. 2185
§ 26522012112-239 [Sec.] 3131(k)(1)126 Stat. 2182

 

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