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§ 10103.
Reports to Congress
(a)
In general
The President shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees, in accordance with subsection (b), a report that includes—
(1)
a list of each foreign person with respect to which the President imposed sanctions pursuant to section 10102 of this title during the year preceding the submission of the report;
(2)
a description of the type of sanctions imposed with respect to each such person;
(3)
the number of foreign persons with respect to which the President—
(A)
imposed sanctions under section 10102(a) of this title during that year; and
(B)
terminated sanctions under section 10102(g) of this title during that year;
(4)
the dates on which such sanctions were imposed or terminated, as the case may be;
(5)
the reasons for imposing or terminating such sanctions; and
(6)
a description of the efforts of the President to encourage the governments of other countries to impose sanctions that are similar to the sanctions authorized by section 10102 of this title.
(b)
Dates for submission
(1)
Initial report

The President shall submit the initial report under subsection (a) not later than 120 days after December 23, 2016.

(2)
Subsequent reports
(A)
In general
The President shall submit a subsequent report under subsection (a) on December 10, or the first day thereafter on which both Houses of Congress are in session, of—
(i)
the calendar year in which the initial report is submitted if the initial report is submitted before December 10 of that calendar year; and
(ii)
each calendar year thereafter.
(B)
Congressional statement

Congress notes that December 10 of each calendar year has been recognized in the United States and internationally since 1950 as “Human Rights Day”.

(c)
Form of report
(1)
In general

Each report required by subsection (a) shall be submitted in unclassified form, but may include a classified annex.

(2)
Exception
The name of a foreign person to be included in the list required by subsection (a)(1) may be submitted in the classified annex authorized by paragraph (1) only if the President—
(A)
determines that it is vital for the national security interests of the United States to do so;
(B)
uses the annex in a manner consistent with congressional intent and the purposes of this chapter; and
(C)
not later than 15 days before submitting the name in a classified annex, provides to the appropriate congressional committees notice of, and a justification for, including the name in the classified annex despite any publicly available credible information indicating that the person engaged in an activity described in section 10102(a) of this title.
(d)
Public availability
(1)
In general

The unclassified portion of the report required by subsection (a) shall be made available to the public, including through publication in the Federal Register.

(2)
Nonapplicability of confidentiality requirement with respect to visa records

The President shall publish the list required by subsection (a)(1) without regard to the requirements of section 1202(f) of title 8 with respect to confidentiality of records pertaining to the issuance or refusal of visas or permits to enter the United States.

(e)
Appropriate congressional committees defined
In this section, the term “appropriate congressional committees” means—
(1)
(2)
the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on Financial Services, the Committee on Foreign Affairs, and the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives.
(Pub. L. 114–328, div. A, title XII, § 1264, Dec. 23, 2016, 130 Stat. 2536.)
cite as: 22 USC 10103