Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 110 Part 2.djvu/73

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PUBLIC LAW 104-132—APR. 24, 1996 110 STAT. 1247 existing rules, to effectuate the policy addressed by this section. Termination Upon the implementation of such rules, this section shall cease date. to be effective. (h) EFFECTIVE DATE. —This section shall only apply to cases filed after January 1, 1995. SEC. 236. TECHNICAL CORRECTION. Section 1402(d)(3)(B) of the Victims of Crime Act of 1984 (42 U.S.C. 10601(d)(3)(B)) is amended by striking "1404A" and inserting " 1 404(a)". TITLE III—INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM PROHIBITIONS Subtitle A—Prohibition on International Terrorist Fundraising SEC. 301. FINDINGS AND PIUPOSE. 18 USC 2339B (a) FINDINGS. —The Congress finds that— (1) international terrorism is a serious and deadly problem that threatens the vital interests of the United States; (2) the Constitution confers upon Congress the power to punish crimes against the law of nations and to carry out the treaty obligations of the United States, and therefore Congress may by law impose penalties relating to the provision of material support to foreign organizations engaged in terrorist activity; (3) the power of the United States over immigration and naturalization permits the exclusion from the United States of persons belonging to international terrorist organizations; (4) international terrorism affects the interstate and foreign commerce of the United States by harming international trade and market stability, and limiting international travel by United States citizens as well as foreign visitors to the United States; (5) international cooperation is required for an effective response to terrorism, as demonstrated by the numerous multilateral conventions in force providing universal prosecutive jurisdiction over persons involved in a variety of terrorist acts, including hostage taking, murder of an internationaly protected person, and aircraft piracy and sabotage; (6) some foreign terrorist organizations, acting through affiliated groups or individuals, raise significant funds within the United States, or use the United States as a conduit for the receipt of funds raised in other nations; and (7) foreign organizations that engage in terrorist activity are so tainted by their criminal conduct that any contribution to such an organization facilitates that conduct. (b) PURPOSE.— The purpose of this subtitle is to provide the Federal Government the fullest possible basis, consistent with the Constitution, to prevent persons within the United States, or subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, from providing material support or resources to foreign organizations that engage in terrorist activities.