There is nothing like the power of an idea who's time has
come and the time has now come to abolish nuclear weapons. Congresswoman
Norton, who put forward the "Nuclear Disarmament and Economic
Conversion Act" and Representative Lynn Woolsey, who has
introduced a resolution in this Congress that calls for the abolition
of nuclear weapons have our respect, support, and gratitude. Together
we will make this shared vision of a world without nuclear weapons
106th CONGRESS CONGRESS 1ST SESSION
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Ms. NORTON introduced the following bill; which was
referred to the Armed Services and International Relations Committees
on July 16, 1999
To provide for nuclear disarmament and economic conversion
in accordance with District of Columbia Initiative Measure Number
37 of 1993
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of
the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the "Nuclear Disarmament and
Economic Conversion Act of 1999".
SEC 2. REQUIREMENT FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT AND ECONOMIC CONVERSION.
The United States Government shall----
(1) disable and dismantle all its nuclear weapons and refrain
from replacing them at any time with any weapons of! mass destruction;
(2) redirect resources that are currently being used for nuclear
weapons programs to use-
- (A) in converting all nuclear weapons industry employees,
processes, plants, and programs smoothly to constructive, ecologically
beneficial peacetime activities during the years following the
effective date of this Act, and
- (B) in addressing human and infrastructure needs such as
housing, health care, education, agriculture, and enviromnental
(3) undertake vigorous good faith efforts to eliminate war, armed
conflict, and all military operations; and
(4) actively promote policies to induce all other countries to
join in these commitments for world peace and security.
- SEC. 3. EFFECTIVE DATE.
This Act shall take effect when the President certifies to the
Congress that all foreign countries possessing nuclear weapons
have established legal requirements comparable to those set forth
in section 2 and those requirements have taken effect.
- Questions? Please contact
Sean Gralton, Congresswoman Norton's Press Secretary, 202-225-8050
or Ellen Thomas, 202-462-0757, Proposition One Committee, firstname.lastname@example.org