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 (Passed House)
Gus Bilirakis
Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district
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Jul 30, 2008
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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


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.

Introduced May 24, 2007
Referred to Committee May 24, 2007
Reported by Committee Jun 26, 2008
Passed House Jul 29, 2008

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On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended
Jul 29, 2008 7:03 p.m.
Passed 394/3

15 cosponsors (12R, 3D) (show)

House Homeland Security

Border and Maritime Security

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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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, to enhance border security and for other purposes;
(2) ensure such program's coordination with other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) biometric identification programs; and
(3) report to the appropriate congressional committees respecting the cost of expanding the Coast Guard's biometric identification capabilities for use by other Coast Guard and DHS vessels and units.
Defines "biometric identification" as the use of fingerprint and digital photography images.

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