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S.559: Justice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2013
About this Bill
|This bill was introduced in the||113th Congress|
|This bill is primarily about||international affairs|
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|Sponsor||Johnny Isakson, R-Ga.|
|Total Cosponsors||9 (7 Democrats, 2 Republicans)|
|Introduced||March 13, 2013|
|Latest Major Action||Sept. 12, 2013|
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Justice for Former American Hostages in Iran Act of 2013 - Establishes in the Treasury the American Hostages in Iran Compensation Fund for the purpose of making payments to the 52 Americans held hostage in the U.S. embassy in Tehran, Iran, from November 3, 1979-January 20, 1981.
Imposes a surcharge, to be deposited into the Fund, of 30% on the amount of: (1) any fine or monetary penalty assessed on a person for violation of a law or regulation penalizing any economic activity relating to Iran that is administered by the Department of the Treasury, the Department of Justice (DOJ), or the Department of Commerce; or (2) the monetary amount of a settlement entered into by a person regarding a suspected violation of such a law or regulation.
Requires Fund payments of $150,000 plus $5,000 for each day of captivity first to each living former hostage and then to the estate of each deceased former hostage.
Requires a payment recipient to waive and forever release...
(Source: Congressional Research Service)
|Sept. 12, 2013||Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 183.|
|Sept. 12, 2013||Committee on Foreign Relations. Reported by Senator Menendez with an amendment in the nature of a substitute and an amendment to the title. With written report No. 113-104.|
|June 25, 2013||Committee on Foreign Relations. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.|
|March 13, 2013||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.|