Summary: S.637 — 98th Congress (1983-1984)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (03/01/1983)

International Security and Development Cooperation Act of 1983 - Title I: Military Sales and Related Programs - Amends the Arms Export Control Act to increase for FY 1984: (1) authorized appropriations for the foreign military sales credit and loan guarantee program; (2) ceilings on foreign military sales credits; and (3) allocations of such credits and guarantees to Israel.

Makes Korea eligible for the deferred repayment of military sales credit and loan guarantees for FY 1984.

Repeals the provisions allocating a specified amount of FY 1984 foreign military sales credits for Egypt and the Sudan. Increases the amount of such credits that Egypt is released from repaying for FY 1984.

Authorizes the release of Israel from repayment of a specified amount of such credits for FY 1984.

Amends certain definitions to provide that administrative surchages include recovery of extraordinary expenses incurred by Federal agencies in carrying out foreign military sales.

Requires a purchaser of a defense service who is concurrently receiving certain foreign assistance, to pay the full costs to the United States of furnishing such service.

Repeals the provisions authorizing the President to enter into certain standardization agreements for the cooperative furnishing of military training.

Increases the criminal and civil penalties for certain violations of the Arms Export Control Act occurring after the effective date of this Act.

Authorizes the President to provide cataloging data and services to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) or to any NATO member, without charge, if such data and services are available to the United States on a reciprocal basis.

Requires the President to submit a report to Congress concerning the sale and delivery of weapons and defense equipment to developing nations.

Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize increased appropriations for FY 1984 for military assistance. Authorizes the President to waive the requirement that net proceeds from the disposition of defense articles (furnished on a grant basis by the United States) be paid over to the United States.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 for the stockpiling of defense articles for foreign countries.

Authorizes Pakistan, Tunisia, Yemen, Liberia, Sudan, Zaire, El Salvador, Honduras, and Venezuela to have U.S. military personnel strength larger than six to carry out international security assistance programs for FY 1984.

Authorizes appropriations for international military education and training for FY 1984.

Authorizes the President to provide for the attendance of foreign military personnel at U.S. military institutions without charge if attendance at foreign institutions is provided for U.S. students on a one-for-one reciprocal basis.

Authorizes appropriations for U.S. peacekeeping operations for FY 1984. Authorizes the President to provide not more than a specified amount of commodities and services from the inventory and resources of any U.S. agency in the event of an unforeseen emergency. Authorizes appropriations for such commodities and services.

Title II: Antiterrorism Assistance Program - Authorizes the President to furnish assistance to eligible countries to aid in the deterence of international terrorism. Sets forth provisions for reimbursement for the value of services and commodities furnished under this Act.

Provides for consultation with the Assistant Secretary of Human Rights and Humanitarian Affairs in the development and implementation of this Act. Sets forth procedures and requirements for training services under this Act.

Requires the President to transmit specified written notification to Congress not less than 30 days before providing antiterrorism assistance under this Act. Sets forth certain reporting requirements. Authorizes appropriations for FY 1984 and transfers of funds, previously made available, for 1983 in order to carry out this program.

Title III: Economic Support Fund - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize increased appropriations for the Economic Support Fund and for other emergency economic support for FY 1984.

Title IV: Development Assistance - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to increase the FY 1984 authorized appropriations for assistance programs for: (1) agriculture, rural development and nutrition; (2) population planning and health programs; (3) education and human resources development; (4) energy, private voluntary organizations, and selected development activities; (5) the Sahel development programs; and (6) the housing guaranty program.

Establishes the Private Sector Revolving Fund in the Treasury in order to assist the development of the private sector in developing countries. Sets forth administrative provisions concerning the Fund. Makes available funds to be deposited in such revolving fund.

Requires the agency primarily responsible for administering authorization for worldwide housing guarantees to define by regulation the eligible investors and the maximum rates of interest for such guarantees.

Requires loan guarantees for agricultural credit and assistance for self-help community development projects to be authorized in appropriations Acts. Extends the authority of this section through FY 1984.

Title V: Miscellaneous Provisions - Amends the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 to authorize appropriations for FY 1984 for: (1) American schools and hospitals abroad; (2) international organizations and programs; (3) international narcotics control; and (4) international disaster assistance.

Prohibits agreements or grants exceeding $500,000 (currently $100,000) for certain foreign assistance unless specified conditions concerning the completion of plans and cost estimates have been completed. Requires such plans for water or related land resource construction projects to be in accord with the Water Resources Planning Act.

Limits the meaning of the phrase "communist countries", for purposes of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961, to a specified list of countries. (Current law indicates that the phrase includes but is not limited to the countries on such list.) Deletes Tibet and the People's Republic of China from the list. Repeals certain reporting requirements concerning foreign assistance.

Exempts program changes under the Arms Export Control Act from the 15 day notification to specified congressional committees requirement. Exempts certain programming changes from such notification requirement.

Exempts changes in the allocation of foreign assistance under the Arms Export Control Act from certain congressional notification requirements. Repeals certain reporting requirements of the Arms Control Act.

Makes certain administrative changes concerning the availability of funds. Increases authorized appropriations for FY 1984 for: (1) the education of dependents of Foreign Service personnel; (2) certain trade and development programs; and (3) specified operating expenses. Repeals certain provisions of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961.

Title VI: Amendments to Other Acts - Amends the Internal Revenue Code to exempt participant training grants from deduction and withholding requirements.

Amends the International Security and Development Act of 1980 to authorize appropriations for the President to carry out the activities of the African Development Foundation.

Title VII: Authorizations for the Fiscal Year 1985 and Effective Date - Authorizes appropriations for FY 1985 for programs for which appropriations are authorized for FY 1984 by this Act.