Senate Bill 621
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Mar 9, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Mar 9, 2021
Latest Action
Mar 9, 2021
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
621
Congress
117
Policy Area
Immigration
Immigration
Primary focus of measure is administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Measures concerning smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area. Measures concerning refugees may fall under International Affairs policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Arkansas
Missouri
Nebraska
South Carolina
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Significant Transnational Criminal Organization Designation Act

This bill makes membership in a significant transnational criminal organization a ground for inadmissibility into the United States and provides for criminal penalties against those that provide material support to such an organization.

The bar against admission applies to an alien member of such an organization and an alien spouse or child of such an individual. The bar shall not apply to a spouse or child who (1) did not know, or should not reasonably have known, that the individual was a member of such an organization; or (2) has renounced the organization in question.

The bill establishes statutory authority and procedures for the Department of Justice to designate an organization a significant transnational criminal organization. The Department of the Treasury may require U.S. financial institutions to block transactions involving assets belonging to such an organization.

An individual who knowingly provides material support or resources to a significant transnational criminal organization (or attempts or conspires to do so) shall be fined, imprisoned for up to 20 years, or both. If the death of any person is the result, the offending individual may be imprisoned for any term of years or for life. A financial institution that becomes aware that it possesses or controls funds belonging to such an organization shall retain such funds and notify Treasury.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
03/09/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
03/09/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 10, 2021 5:57:14 AM
Updated
Jun 11, 2021 10:22:18 PM