Senate Bill 4899
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Sister City Transparency Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Nov 16, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Nov 16, 2020
Latest Action
Nov 16, 2020
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
4899
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
Tennessee
Missouri
North Dakota
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Sister City Transparency Act

This bill requires the Government Accountability Office to study the activities of sister city partnerships involving foreign communities in countries that received a score of 45 or less on Transparency International's 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index. A sister city partnership is a formal agreement between a U.S. community and a foreign community that is recognized by Sister Cities International and that is operating within the United States.

Among other elements, the required study must (1) identify oversight practices that U.S communities implement to mitigate the risks of foreign espionage and economic coercion within sister city partnerships, (2) assess the extent to which U.S. communities ensure transparency regarding sister city partnership contracts and activities, and (3) review the range of activities conducted within sister city partnerships.

Text (1)
November 16, 2020
Actions (2)
11/16/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.
11/16/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Nov 17, 2020 5:42:11 AM
Updated
Apr 27, 2021 4:47:17 AM