Russian President Vladimir Putin submitted the bill to the State Duma, the lower house of the Russian Parliament, last month. Lawmakers reviewed the draft proposal Tuesday, state news agency RIA Novosti reported.
Those convicted of training "with the aim of effecting terrorist activity" could be sentenced to 10 years in prison. Those convicted of setting up a terrorist entity could face 15 years behind bars, RIA Novosti reported.
The measure says family members of those found to have committed acts of terrorism in Russia will pay for any damage inflicted by the attack.
Russian authorities said Tuesday they arrested two men from the North Caucasus region for allegedly plotting terrorist attacks. A chemical storage depot said to be the target of the plot stored sarin and other agents. The chemicals were awaiting demolition, the report said.
RIA Novosti gave no indication when lawmakers would issue a final ruling on the counter-terrorism measure.
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