Bill Sponsor
House Bill 1684
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Haiti Criminal Collusion Transparency Act of 2023
Active
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Passed House on Jul 25, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 21, 2023
Latest Action
Jul 26, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1684
Congress
118
Policy Area
International Affairs
International Affairs
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on July 25, 2023
Status
Passed
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3907-3908)
Summary

Haiti Criminal Collusion Transparency Act of 2023

This bill requires the Department of State to provide an annual report to Congress on ties between criminal gangs and political and economic elites in Haiti. The bill also requires the President to impose visa- and property-blocking sanctions on certain individuals identified in the report if appropriate under specified U.S. laws.

Among other things, the report must (1) identify prominent criminal gangs in Haiti, (2) list Haitian political and economic elites that have links to criminal gangs, (3) assess how collusion between Haitian political and economic elites and criminal gangs threatens the Haitian people and U.S. national interests, and (4) assess what actions the governments of the United States and Haiti could take to address those threats.

The President may waive sanctions in certain circumstances.

Text (3)
Actions (11)
07/26/2023
Received in the Senate. Read twice. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 180.
07/25/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/25/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H3907-3908)
07/25/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H3907-3908)
07/25/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1684.
07/25/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3907-3910)
07/25/2023
Mr. Barr moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
03/28/2023
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
03/28/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/21/2023
Referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and in addition to the Committee on the Judiciary, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/21/2023
Introduced in House
Bill Intelligence
Key Points
  • The bill identifies the presence of 167 criminal gangs in Haiti, which control a significant portion of the country.

  • The prominent armed criminal gangs, such as the G9 Family and Allies and 400 Mawozo gangs, engage in violent crimes including murder, rape, arms and drug trafficking, kidnapping, and blockades.

  • There has been a significant increase in human rights violations and abuses in Haiti, with a 333 percent increase in violations related to life and security between July 2018 and December 2019.

  • The bill aims to require the Secretary of State, in coordination with the intelligence community, to submit a report to Congress on the ties between criminal gangs and political and economic elites in Haiti. The report should identify the prominent gangs, list individuals with links to criminal gangs, describe the relationships between these individuals and gangs, and assess their impact on Haitian people and US national interests.

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Written with ChatGPT·Jul 25, 2023
Text Analyzed:Introduced in House
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H.R.1684 118 Haiti Criminal Collusion Transparency Act of 2023
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Feb 14, 2024 4:56:11 PM