[113th Congress Public Law 81]
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Public Law 113-81
113th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  To authorize the President to extend the term of the nuclear energy 
agreement with the Republic of Korea until March 19, 2016. <<NOTE: Feb. 
                        12, 2014 -  [S. 1901]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: Support for United States-Republic of Korea 
                              Civil Nuclear Cooperation Act. 42 
                              USC 2153 note.>> SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Support for United States-Republic of 
Korea Civil Nuclear Cooperation Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    Congress makes the following findings:
            (1) In the 60th year of the alliance, the relationship 
        between the United States and the Republic of Korea could not be 
        stronger. It is based on mutual sacrifice, mutual respect, 
        shared interests, and shared responsibility to promote peace and 
        security in the Asia-Pacific region and throughout the world.
            (2) North Korea's nuclear weapons programs, including 
        uranium enrichment and plutonium reprocessing technologies, 
        undermine security on the Korean Peninsula. The United States 
        and the Republic of Korea have a shared interest in preventing 
        further proliferation, including through the implementation of 
        the 2005 Joint Statement of the Six-Party Talks.
            (3) Both the United States and Republic of Korea have a 
        shared objective in strengthening the Treaty on the Non-
        Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons, done at London, Moscow, and 
        Washington July 1, 1968, and a political and a commercial 
        interest in working collaboratively to address challenges to 
        their respective peaceful civil nuclear programs.
            (4) The nuclear energy agreement referred to in section 3 is 
        scheduled to expire on March 19, 2014. In order to maintain 
        healthy and uninterrupted cooperation in this area between the 
        two countries while a new agreement is being negotiated, 
        Congress should authorize the President to extend the duration 
        of the current agreement until March 19, 2016.
SEC. 3. EXTENSION OF NUCLEAR ENERGY AGREEMENT WITH THE REPUBLIC OF 
                    KOREA.

    Notwithstanding section 123 of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 
U.S.C. 2153), the President is authorized to take such actions as may be 
required to extend the term of the Agreement for Cooperation between the 
Government of the United States of America and the Government of the 
Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Atomic Energy, done at 
Washington November 24, 1972 (24 UST 775; TIAS 7583), and amended on May 
15, 1974

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(25 UST 1102; TIAS 7842), to a date that is not later than March 19, 
2016.
SEC. 4. REPORT TO CONGRESS ON PROGRESS OF NEGOTIATIONS BETWEEN THE 
                    UNITED STATES AND REPUBLIC OF KOREA.

    Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, 
and every 180 days thereafter until a new Agreement for Cooperation 
between the Government of the United States of America and the 
Government of the Republic of Korea Concerning Civil Uses of Nuclear 
Energy is submitted to Congress, the President shall provide to the 
Committee on Foreign Relations and the Committee on Appropriations of 
the Senate and the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives a report on the progress 
of negotiations on a new civil nuclear cooperation agreement.

    Approved February 12, 2014.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--S. 1901:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 160 (2014):
            Jan. 27, considered and passed Senate.
            Jan. 28, considered and passed House.

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