Bloomberg Law
March 24, 2023, 7:30 PM

BGOV Bill Summary: H.R. 1154, Organ Trafficking Sanctions

Naoreen Chowdhury
Legislative Analyst

The president would have to impose sanctions on individuals or entities that facilitate forced organ harvesting — the removal of an organ from a person via coercion, abduction, fraud, or abuse of power — under H.R. 1154.

The measure responds to reports that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has carried out state-sponsored harvesting of human organs, particularly from Falun Gong practitioners and Uyghurs and other Central Asians in concentration camps, according to a Feb. 28 news release from Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.), the bill’s sponsor and chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

The bill “is an extremely important ...

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