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H.R. 1280: To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation with foreign countries, and for other purposes. Read More

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This bill was introduced on Oct 1, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation with foreign countries, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. REQUIREMENT FOR CONGRESSIONAL APPROVAL OF AGREEMENTS FOR PEACEFUL NUCLEAR COOPERATION.

(a) Cooperation With Other Nations.--Section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 2153) is amended-- (1) in the matter preceding subsection a., by striking ``No cooperation'' and inserting ``Subject to subsection f., no cooperation''; (2) in subsection a.-- (A) in paragraph (3), by inserting ``or acquired from any other source'' after ``pursuant to such agreement'' each place it appears; (B) in paragraph (4)-- (i) by striking ``or terminates or'' and inserting ``, terminates,''; and (ii) by inserting ``, or violates or abrogates any provision contained within such agreement'' after ``IAEA safeguards''; (C) in paragraph (6), by inserting ``or acquired from any other source'' after ``agreement'' each place it appears; (D) in paragraph (8), by striking ``and'' at the end; (E) in paragraph (9), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and (F) by adding at the end the following new paragraphs: ``(10) a guaranty by the cooperating party that no nationals of a third country shall be permitted access to any reactor, related equipment, or sensitive materials transferred under the agreement for cooperation without the prior consent of the United States; and ``(11) if the...

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Bill Summary

H.R. 1280: To amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require congressional approval of agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation with foreign countries, and for other purposes.

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