BINGAMAN AMENDMENT NO. 822 (Senate - July 11, 1997)

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Mr. THURMOND (for Mr. Bingaman) proposed an amendment to the bill, S. 936, supra; as follows:

On page 306, between lines 4 and 5, insert the following:

(a) Requirement: Not later than March 31, 1998, the President shall submit to the congressional defense committees a report on the Helsinki joint statement on future reductions in nuclear forces. The report shall address the U.S. approach (including verification implications) to implementing the Helsinki joint statement, in particular, as it relates to: lower aggregate levels of strategic nuclear warheads; measures relating to the transparency of strategic nuclear warhead inventories and the destruction of strategic nuclear warheads; deactivation of strategic nuclear delivery vehicles measures relating to nuclear long-range sea-launched cruise missiles and tactical nuclear systems; and issues related to transparency in nuclear materials.
(b) Definitions: In this section:

(1) The term `Helsinki Joint Statement' means the agreements between the President of the United States and the President of the Russian Federation as contained in the Joint Statement on Parameters on Future Reductions in Nuclear Forces issued at Helsinki in March 1997.

(2) The term `START II Treaty' means the Treaty Between the United States of America and the Russian Federation on Further Reduction and Limitation on Strategic Offensive Arms, signed at Moscow on January 3, 1993, including any protocols and memoranda of understanding associated with the treaty.