H.R.1348 - Department of Energy Foreign Visitors Program Moratorium Act of 1999106th Congress (1999-2000)
Summary: H.R.1348 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)
Introduced in House (03/25/1999)
Department of Energy Foreign Visitors Program Moratorium Act of 1999 - Prohibits the Secretary of Energy from admitting to any Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory facility any individual who is a citizen of a country named on the current DOE sensitive countries list. Authorizes the Secretary to waive such prohibition on a case-by-case basis when considered necessary for national security, but requires prior notification to the congressional defense committees, followed by a ten-day waiting period .
Directs the Secretary to establish a counterintelligence program at each of the national laboratories which shall include a plan to investigate any prior breaches of security discovered after the date of enactment of this Act. Requires background checks on all foreign citizens before entry into a national laboratory.
Requires the Secretary to report to the defense committees on the status of counterintelligence activities at each national laboratory.