Senate Bill 2710
116th Congress(2019-2020)
A bill to prohibit the commercial export of covered munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force.
Became Law
Amendments
Became Law
Became Public Law 116-77 on Nov 27, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 24, 2019
Latest Action
Nov 27, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
2710
Congress
116
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
Primary focus of measure is matters affecting foreign aid, human rights, international law and organizations; national governance; arms control; diplomacy and foreign officials; alliances and collective security. Measures concerning trade agreements, tariffs, foreign investments, and foreign loans may fall under Foreign Trade and International Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Oregon
Mississippi
Delaware
Florida
Indiana
Maryland
Massachusetts
Colorado
New Jersey
Oklahoma
Oregon
Passed
November 19, 2019
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S6661)
Summary

This bill directs the President to prohibit the issuance of licenses to export specified munitions items to the Hong Kong Police Force and the Hong Kong Auxiliary Police Force. The specified items include tear gas, rubber bullets, and handcuffs. The President may make an exception upon certifying to Congress as to how such exports are important to U.S. national interests and foreign policy goals.

Text (3)
Amendments (2)
Nov 19, 2019
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 1248
To provide a one-year sunset.
Agreed To
Nov 19, 2019
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 1247
To include the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs of the Senate as part of the notification requirement.
Agreed To
Actions (20)
11/27/2019
Became Public Law No: 116-77.
11/27/2019
Signed by President.
11/21/2019
Presented to President.
11/20/2019
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/20/2019
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 0 (Roll no. 636). (text: CR H9096)
11/20/2019
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 417 - 0 (Roll no. 636).(text: CR H9096)
11/20/2019
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H9100-9101)
11/20/2019
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
11/20/2019
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 2710.
11/20/2019
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H9096-9098)
11/20/2019
Mr. Sherman moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/20/2019
Held at the desk.
11/20/2019
Received in the House.
11/20/2019
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
11/19/2019
Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S6661)
11/19/2019
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with amendments by Unanimous Consent.(text: CR S6661)
11/19/2019
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S6661)
11/19/2019
Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.
10/24/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
10/24/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Oct 25, 2019 4:42:30 AM
Updated
May 4, 2021 5:25:36 AM