H.R. 2490 (110th): To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a program in the maritime environment for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security.


May 24, 2007
110th Congress, 2007–2009

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 29, 2008 but was never passed by the Senate.


Gus Bilirakis

Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district



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Last Updated: Jul 30, 2008
Length: 3 pages

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Summary (CRS)

7/29/2008--Passed House amended.Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to:(1) conduct, through the Coast Guard in the maritime environment, a program for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, ... Read more >

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May 24, 2007

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Jun 26, 2008
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Jul 29, 2008
Passed House

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15 cosponsors (12R, 3D) (show)
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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 29, 2008 7:03 p.m.
Passed 394/3

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H.R. 752 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 2009

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