THE NORDSTREAM AND TURKSTREAM SANCTIONS BILL

116TH CONGRESS
2D SESSION S. ll
To clarify and expand sanctions applicable with respect to the construction
of the Nord Stream 2 or TurkStream pipeline projects.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
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Mr. CRUZ (for himself, Mrs. SHAHEEN, Mr. BARRASSO, Mr. COTTON, and Mr.
JOHNSON) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on llllllllll
A BILL
To clarify and expand sanctions applicable with respect to
the construction of the Nord Stream 2 or TurkStream
pipeline projects.
1 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
3 SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
4 This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Protecting Europe’s
5 Energy Security Clarification Act of 2020’’.
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1 SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION AND EXPANSION OF SANCTIONS
2 RELATING TO CONSTRUCTION OF NORD
3 STREAM 2 OR TURKSTREAM PIPELINE
4 PROJECTS.
5 (a) IN GENERAL.—Subsection (a)(1) of section 7503
6 of the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019
7 (title LXXV of Public Law 116–92) is amended—
8 (1) in subparagraph (A), by inserting ‘‘or pipe-laying activities’’ after ‘‘pipe-laying’’; and
10 (2) in subparagraph (B)—
11 (A) in clause (i)—
12 (i) by striking ‘‘sold, leased, or provided’’ and inserting ‘‘facilitated selling,
14 leasing, or providing’’; and
15 (ii) by striking ‘‘; or’’ and inserting a
16 semicolon;
17 (B) in clause (ii), by striking the period at
18 the end and inserting a semicolon; and
19 (C) by adding at the end the following:
20 ‘‘(iii) provided underwriting services
21 or insurance or reinsurance for those vessels;
23 ‘‘(iv) provided services or facilities for
24 technology upgrades or installation of
25 welding equipment for, or retrofitting or
26 tethering of, those vessels; or
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1 ‘‘(v) provided services for the testing,
2 inspection, or certification necessary for, or
3 associated with the operation of, the Nord
4 Stream 2 pipeline.’’.
5 (b) DEFINITIONS.—Subsection (i) of such section is
6 amended—
7 (1) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (6); and
9 (2) by inserting after paragraph (4) the fol10 lowing:
11 ‘‘(5) PIPE-LAYING ACTIVITIES.—The term
12 ‘pipe-laying activities’ means activities that facilitate
13 pipe-laying, including site preparation, trenching,
14 surveying, placing rocks, stringing, bending, welding,
15 coating, lowering of pipe, and backfilling.’’.
16 (c) EFFECTIVE DATE.—
17 (1) IN GENERAL.—The amendments made by
18 this section take effect on the date of the enactment
19 of the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of
20 2019.
21 (2) REPORT REQUIRED.—Not later than 60
22 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the
23 Secretary of State, in consultation with the Secretary of the Treasury, shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees, as defined in sub-
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1 section (i) of section 7503 of the Protecting Europe’s Energy Security Act of 2019, a report on the
3 matters required by subsection (a) of that section, as
4 amended by this section, for the period beginning on
5 the date of the enactment of that Act and ending on
6 the date on which the report is submitted.

(C)CONGRESS 2020

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