HR 4246 IH

110th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4246

To improve the performance of the defense trade controls functions of the Department of State, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 15, 2007

Mr. SHERMAN (for himself, Mr. MANZULLO, Mr. CROWLEY, and Mr. BLUNT) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


A BILL

To improve the performance of the defense trade controls functions of the Department of State, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

SEC. 3. STRATEGIC REVIEW AND ASSESSMENT OF THE UNITED STATES EXPORT CONTROLS SYSTEM.

SEC. 4. PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS IN THE PROCESSING OF APPLICATIONS FOR LICENSES TO EXPORT OR IMPORT ITEMS ON THE UNITED STATES MUNITIONS LIST.

SEC. 5. REQUIREMENT TO ENSURE ADEQUATE STAFF AND RESOURCES FOR THE DIRECTORATE OF DEFENSE TRADE CONTROLS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE.

SEC. 6. AUDIT BY GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE.

SEC. 7. INCREASED FLEXIBILITY FOR USE OF DEFENSE TRADE CONTROLS REGISTRATION FEES.

SEC. 8. INCREASED TRANSPARENCY THROUGH PUBLICATION OF LICENSING INFORMATION.

SEC. 9. CONTROL OF ITEMS ON MISSILE TECHNOLOGY CONTROL REGIME ANNEX.

SEC. 10. WAIVER OF LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR SPARE AND REPLACEMENT PARTS OR COMPONENTS AND RELATED SERVICES OF DEFENSE ITEMS FOR EXPORTS TO NATO MEMBER STATES, AUSTRALIA, JAPAN, AND NEW ZEALAND.

SEC. 11. AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF LICENSE APPLICATIONS UNDER CHAPTER 3 OF THE ARMS EXPORT CONTROL ACT.

`SEC. 38A. AVAILABILITY OF INFORMATION ON THE STATUS OF LICENSE APPLICATIONS UNDER THIS CHAPTER.

SEC. 12. EXPORT CONTROLS OF CIVIL AIRCRAFT PRODUCTS.

SEC. 13. DEFINITIONS.

SEC. 14. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

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