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text of burma sanctions bill (r)

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At 09:21 PM 12/31/95, you wrote:
>From: "soe pyne" <maung@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>          S 1511 IS
>          104th CONGRESS
>          1st Session
>          To impose sanctions on Burma.
>                           IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
>                                    December 29, 1995
>          Mr. MCCONNELL (for himself, Mr. MOYNIHAN, Mr. D'AMATO, and Mr.
>              LEAHY) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and
>              referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
>                                         A BILL
>          To impose sanctions on Burma.
>           [Italic->]   Be it enacted by the Senate and House of
>          Representatives of the United States of America in Congress
>          assembled, [<-Italic]
>          SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
>            This Act may be cited as the `Burma Freedom and Democracy Act of
>          1995'.
>          SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
>            Congress makes the following findings:
>                (1) Since 1962, Burma has been ruled by a military
>              dictatorship.
>                (2) As part of a crackdown against the Burmese pro-democracy
>              movement, the State Law and Order Restoration Council (SLORC)
>              was established by the military dictatorship in 1988.
>                (3) On May 27, 1990 the people of Burma voted overwhelmingly
>              in a free election for Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and the National
>              League for Democracy (NLD).
>                (4) Despite numerous pledges, the SLORC has failed to honor
>              the results of the 1990 elections.
>                (5) The United States has not sent an ambassador to Rangoon 
>              in protest of the failure of the SLORC to honor the 1990
>              elections and the continued human rights abuses suffered by the
>              Burmese people.
>                (6) In response to the massacre of thousands of Burmese
>              participating in peaceful democratic demonstrations, Congress
>              adopted a provision as part of the Customs and Trade Act of 
>              1990 requiring the President to impose appropriate economic
>              sanctions on Burma.
>                (7) Currently the United States has suspended economic aid to
>              Burma, placed an embargo on arms sales, denied GSP trade
>              preferences, and decertified Burma as a narcotics cooperating
>              country.
>                (8) On April 30, 1994, the Foreign Relations Authorization
>              Act, Fiscal Years 1994 and 1995 (Public Law 103-236), placed
>              Burma on the list of international `outlaw' states that 
>              includes Libya, North Korea, and Iraq and which is set forth in
>              section 307 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C.
>              2227(a)), thus mandating that voluntary United States funding
>              for any United Nations agency will be automatically reduced if
>              the agency conducts programs in Burma.
>                (9) On July 15, 1994 the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 234
>              calling on the Administration to encourage members of the
>              Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) to work with the
>              United States to achieve the transfer of power to the winners 
>              of Burma's 1990 democratic election.
>                (10) On July 10, 1995 after six years of unlawful detention,
>              the SLORC released Nobel Peace Prize winner Daw Aung San Suu
>              Kyi, the leader of the NLD.
>                (11) Since the release of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, SLORC has
>              rejected her efforts to establish a timetable for dialogue and
>              national reconciliation and has denied the NLD a meaningful 
>              role in a credible political process.
>            Congress declares that it is the policy of the United States--
>                (1) to support actively the prompt transition from a military
>              dictatorship to a democratic government in Burma;
>                (2) to encourage the State Law and Order Restoration 
>              Committee to immediately and unconditionally release all
>              political prisoners and allow them to participate in the
>              political process;
>                (3) to recognize the individuals who won the 1990 democratic
>              election as the legitimate representatives of the Burmese
>              people; and
>                (4) to expand contact with the democratically elected leaders
>              of Burma through the United States mission in Rangoon in order
>              to facilitate the democratic process in Burma.
>          SEC. 4. SANCTIONS.
>            (a) PROHIBITION- Until such time as the President determines and
>          certifies to the appropriate congressional committees that an
>          elected government of Burma has been allowed to take power--
>                (1) the sanctions described in subsection (b) shall be 
>              imposed on Burma; and
>                (2) the appropriate Government officials may apply the
>              sanctions described in subsection (c) against Burma.
>            (b) MANDATORY SANCTIONS- 
>                (1) INVESTMENT SANCTION- United States nationals shall not
>              make any investment in Burma.
>                (2) UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE- United States assistance for
>              Burma is prohibited.
>                (3) MULTILATERAL ASSISTANCE- The Secretary of the Treasury
>              shall instruct the United States executive director of each
>              financial institution to vote against any loan or other
>              utilization of the funds of the respective bank to or for Burma.
>                (4) ADMISSION TO UNITED STATES- Except as required by treaty
>              obligations, any Burmese national who formulates, implements, 
>              or benefits from policies which hinder the transition of Burma
>              to a democratic country, and any member of the immediate family
>              of such national, shall be ineligible to receive a visa and
>              shall be excluded from admission into the United States.
>                (1) IMPORT SANCTIONS- The President is authorized to prohibit
>              the importation into the United States of articles which are
>              produced, manufactured, grown, or extracted in Burma.
>                (2) BAN ON TRAVEL TO BURMA- The Secretary of State may
>              prohibit the use of United States passports for travel to 
>              Burma, except for travel by United States officials.
>                (3) DIPLOMATIC REPRESENTATION- The President is urged not to
>              accept diplomatic representation from Burma at a level greater
>              than the level of diplomatic representation accorded the United
>              States in Burma.
>              The President is authorized to withhold from each international
>              organization that funds activities in Burma other than
>              humanitarian activities an amount equal to the United States
>              proportionate share of that funding.
>            Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act,
>          the Secretary of Labor, in consultation with the Secretary of 
>          State, shall submit a report to the appropriate congressional
>          committees on--
>                (1) Burmese compliance with international labor standards
>              including the use of forced labor, child labor, slave labor, 
>              and involuntary prison labor by the junta;
>                (2) the degree to which foreign investment in Burma
>              contributes to violations of fundamental worker rights;
>                (3) labor practices in support of Burma's foreign tourist
>              industry; and
>                (4) efforts by the United States to end violations of
>              fundamental labor rights in Burma.
>          SEC. 6. DEFINITIONS.
>            As used in this Act:
>              `appropriate congressional committees' means the Committee on
>              Appropriations and the Committee on Foreign Relations of the
>              Senate and the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on
>              International Relations of the House of Representatives.
>              `international financial institutions' includes the
>              International Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the
>              International Development Association, the Asian Development
>              Bank, and the International Monetary Fund.
>                (3) INVESTMENT- The term `investment' includes any
>              contribution or commitment of funds, commodities, services,
>              patents, processes, or techniques, in the form of--
>                    (A) a loan or loans;
>                    (B) the purchase of a share of ownership;
>                    (C) participation in royalties, earnings, or profits; and
>                    (D) the furnishing of commodities or services pursuant to
>                  a lease or other contract.
>                (4) UNITED STATES ASSISTANCE- The term `United States
>              assistance' means assistance of any kind which is provided by
>              grant, sale, loan, lease, credit, guaranty, or insurance, or by
>              any other means, by any agency or instrumentality of the United
>              States Government to any foreign country.