(b) DefinitionsIn this section:
(1) Appropriate congressional committeesThe term “appropriate congressional committees” means—
(2) Covered article or serviceThe term “covered article or service”—
(A) for purposes of subsection (c), means—
a defense article or defense service (as such terms are defined in section 2794 of this title); and
any article included on the Commerce Control List set forth in Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations under subchapter C of chapter VII of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, and controlled for crime control purposes, if the end user is likely to use the article to violate the human rights of the citizens of Venezuela; and
(B) for purposes of subsection (d), means—
any defense article or defense service of the type described in section 2794 of this title; and
(3) Foreign person
The term “foreign person” means a person that is not a United States person.
The term “person” means an individual or entity.
(5) Security forces of VenezuelaThe term “security forces of Venezuela” includes—
(6) United States personThe term “United States person” means—
a United States citizen or an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence to the United States; or
(c) Restriction on export of covered articles and services to certain security forces of Venezuela
(1) In general
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, covered articles or services may not be exported from the United States to any element of the security forces of the Maduro regime.
(2) DeterminationNot later than 180 days after December 20, 2019, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce and the heads of other departments and agencies, as appropriate, shall—
determine, using such information that is available to the Secretary of State, whether any covered article or service has been transferred since July 2017 to the security forces of Venezuela without a license or other authorization as required by law; and
submit such determination in writing to the appropriate congressional committees.
(1) In general
Not later than 180 days after December 20, 2019, the Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of Commerce, as appropriate, shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional committees regarding the transfer by foreign persons of covered articles or services to elements of the security forces of Venezuela that are under the authority of the Maduro regime.
(2) Matters to be includedThe report required under paragraph (1) shall include—
a list of all significant transfers by foreign persons of covered articles or services to such elements of the security forces of Venezuela since July 2017;
a list of all foreign persons who maintain an existing defense relationship with such elements of the security forces of Venezuela; and
any known use of covered articles or services by such elements of the security forces of Venezuela or associated forces, including paramilitary groups, that have coordinated with such security forces to assault, intimidate, or murder political activists, protesters, dissidents, and other civil society leaders, including Juan Guaidó.
(e) SunsetThis section shall terminate on the earlier of—
the date on which the President certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that the Government of Venezuela has returned to a democratic form of government with respect for the essential elements of representative democracy as set forth in Article 3 of the Inter-American Democratic Charter, adopted by the Organization of American States in Lima on September 11, 2001.
(Pub. L. 116–94, div. J, title I, § 166, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3044.)