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S 1490 IS

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1490

To establish terrorist lookout committees in each United States Embassy.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 3, 2001

Ms. SNOWE introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations


A BILL

To establish terrorist lookout committees in each United States Embassy.

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

SECTION 1. TERRORIST LOOKOUT COMMITTEES.

    (a) ESTABLISHMENT- (1) Not later than 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of State shall establish within each United States Embassy a Terrorist Lookout Committee, which shall include the head of the political section and senior representatives of all United States law enforcement agencies, and the intelligence community, under the authority of the chief of mission.

    (2) Each Committee shall be chaired by the respective deputy chief of mission, with the head of the consular section as vice chair.

    (b) MEETINGS- Each Terrorist Lookout Committee established under subsection (a) shall meet at least monthly and shall maintain records of its meetings. Upon the completion of each meeting, each Committee shall report to the Department of State all names submitted for inclusion in the visa lookout system.

    (c) CERTIFICATION- If no names are submitted upon completion of a meeting under subsection (b), the deputy chief of mission shall certify to the Secretary of State, subject to potential application the Accountability Review Board provisions of title III of the Omnibus Diplomatic Security and Antiterrorism Act of 1986, that none of the relevant sections of the United States Embassy had knowledge of the identity of any individual eligible for inclusion in the visa lookout system for possible terrorist activity.

    (d) REPORT- The Secretary of State shall submit a report on a quarterly basis to the Committee on Foreign Relations of the Senate and the Committee on International Relations of the House of Representatives on the status of the Terrorist Lookout Committees.

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