Senate Bill 2758
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Hong Kong Be Water Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Oct 31, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 31, 2019
Latest Action
Oct 31, 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
2758
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
Missouri
Florida
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Hong Kong Be Water Act

This bill directs the President to impose sanctions on, and freeze assets belonging to, individuals and entities responsible for suppression of freedoms in Hong Kong.

The President shall impose property- and visa-blocking sanctions on any foreign person who is an official of Hong Kong's government or China's government and who knowingly suppressed the freedom of speech, association, procession, or demonstration in Hong Kong. These sanctions shall also apply to foreign individuals or entities acting on behalf of or cooperating with such a government official.

The President shall also block property transactions involving a Chinese national, an entity owned or controlled by China's government, or an officer or senior official of such an entity, if that individual or entity has attempted to undermine the autonomy, basic liberties, and human rights of the people of Hong Kong.

Text (1)
October 31, 2019
Actions (2)
10/31/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.
10/31/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Nov 1, 2019 4:57:39 AM
Updated
May 1, 2020 4:28:17 AM