H.R. 3432 (107th): Seaport Security Enhancement Act

107th Congress, 2001–2002. Text as of Dec 06, 2001 (Introduced).

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HR 3432 IH

107th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3432

To require that the Coast Guard Sea Marshal program be carried out in the 20 ports in the United States considered by the Secretary of Transportation to be the most vulnerable to attack by use of a commercial vessel as a terrorist instrument, to authorize additional personnel and funds for such program, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 6, 2001

Mr. COOKSEY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To require that the Coast Guard Sea Marshal program be carried out in the 20 ports in the United States considered by the Secretary of Transportation to be the most vulnerable to attack by use of a commercial vessel as a terrorist instrument, to authorize additional personnel and funds for such program, and for other purposes.

    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 ‘Seaport Security Enhancement Act’.

SEC. 2. ADDITIONAL AUTHORIZATIONS FOR COAST GUARD SEA MARSHAL PROGRAM.

    (a) EXPANSION OF PROGRAM- The Secretary of Transportation shall carry out the Coast Guard Sea Marshal program in the 20 ports in the United States considered by the Secretary to be the most vulnerable to attack by use of a commercial vessel as a terrorist instrument.

    (b) AUTHORIZATION OF ADDITIONAL PERSONNEL AND APPROPRIATIONS- To carry out this section--

      (1) the authorized end-of-year strength for active duty personnel of the Coast Guard as of September 30, 2002, is increased by 1,000; and

      (2) there is authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary of Transportation such additional funds as are necessary for activities of such additional personnel.

SEC. 3. CONTINUING EFFECT OF REGULATIONS ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS FOR NOTIFICATION OF ARRIVAL IN UNITED STATES PORTS.

    The regulations published on October 4, 2001, establishing requirements for notification of arrival in United States ports (66 Fed. Reg. 50565) shall be in effect until the Secretary of Transportation publishes a finding that such regulations should terminate.