22 U.S. Code § 2796b - Legislative review procedures
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(1) Subject to paragraph (2), in the case of any agreement involving the lease under this subchapter, or the loan under chapter 2 of part II of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 [22 U.S.C. 2311 et seq.], to any foreign country or international organization for a period of one year or longer of any defense articles which are either
(i) major defense equipment valued (in terms of its replacement cost less any depreciation in its value) at $14,000,000 or more, or
(ii) defense articles valued (in terms of their replacement cost less any depreciation in their value) at $50,000,000 or more, the agreement may not be entered into or renewed if the Congress, within the 15-day or 30-day period specified in section 2796a (c)(1) or (2) of this title, as the case may be, enacts a joint resolution prohibiting the proposed lease or loan.
(2) In the case of an agreement described in paragraph (1) that is entered into with a member country of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or Australia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Israel, or New Zealand, the limitations in paragraph (1) shall apply only if the agreement involves a lease or loan of—
(A) major defense equipment valued (in terms of its replacement cost less any depreciation in its value) at $25,000,000 or more; or
(b) Consideration of resolution
Any joint resolution under subsection (a) of this section shall be considered in the Senate in accordance with the provisions of section 601(b) of the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976.
(c) Highly privileged nature of resolution
For the purpose of expediting the consideration and enactment of joint resolutions under subsection (a) of this section, a motion to proceed to the consideration of any such joint resolution after it has been reported by the appropriate committee shall be treated as highly privileged in the House of Representatives.
Source(Pub. L. 90–629, ch. 6, § 63, as added Pub. L. 97–113, title I, § 109(a),Dec. 29, 1981, 95 Stat. 1525; amended Pub. L. 99–247, § 1(d),Feb. 12, 1986, 100 Stat. 9; Pub. L. 104–164, title I, § 141(e)(2),July 21, 1996, 110 Stat. 1433; Pub. L. 107–228, div. B, title XIV, § 1405(a)(3),Sept. 30, 2002, 116 Stat. 1457; Pub. L. 110–429, title II, § 203(b)(1),Oct. 15, 2008, 122 Stat. 4845; Pub. L. 111–266, title III, § 301(1),Oct. 8, 2010, 124 Stat. 2804.)
References in Text
The Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, referred to in subsec. (a)(1), is Pub. L. 87–195, Sept. 4, 1961, 75 Stat. 424, as amended. Chapter 2 of part II of that Act is classified generally to part II (§ 2311 et seq.) of subchapter II of this chapter. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Short Title note set out under section 2151 of this title and Tables.
Section 601(b) of the International Security Assistance and Arms Export Control Act of 1976, referred to in subsec. (b), is section 601(b) ofPub. L. 94–329, June 30, 1976, 90 Stat. 765, which made provision for expedited procedures in the Senate, and was not classified to the Code.
2010—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 111–266inserted “Israel,” before “or New Zealand” in introductory provisions.
2008—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 110–429inserted “the Republic of Korea,” before “or New Zealand”.
2002—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–228designated existing provisions as par. (1), substituted “Subject to paragraph (2), in the case of” for “In the case of”, and added par. (2).
1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–164redesignated par. (1) as entire subsec. (a), substituted “the 15-day or 30-day period specified in section 2796a (c)(1) or (2) of this title, as the case may be” for “30 calendar days after receiving the certification with respect to that proposed agreement pursuant to section 2796a (a) of this title”, and struck out par. (2) which read as follows: “This section shall not apply with respect to a loan or lease to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, any member country of that Organization, Japan, Australia, or New Zealand.”
1986—Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 99–247, § 1(d)(1), substituted “enacts a joint resolution prohibiting” for “adopts a concurrent resolution stating that it objects to”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 99–247, § 1(d)(2), inserted “joint” before “resolution”.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 99–247, § 1(d)(3), substituted “enactment of joint resolutions” for “adoption of concurrent resolutions” and “such joint resolution” for “such resolution”.
Effective Date of 1996 Amendment
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