H.R. 1148 (111th): 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.

Introduced:
Feb 24, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Passed House) in a previous session of Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 24, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.

Introduced
Feb 24, 2009
Passed House
Mar 24, 2009
 
Sponsor
Gus Bilirakis
Representative for Florida's 9th congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Mar 26, 2009
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2490 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 29, 2008

H.R. 752 (Related)
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a program in the maritime ...

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 28, 2009

 
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Cosponsors
4 cosponsors (3R, 1D) (show)
Committees

House Homeland Security

Border and Maritime Security

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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3/24/2009--Passed House without amendment.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to:
(1) conduct 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) submit to the appropriate congressional committees an analysis of the cost of expanding DHS biometric identification capabilities for use by departmental maritime assets, which may include a deployment plan that gives priority to vessels and units more likely to encounter individuals suspected of making unlawful border crossings through the maritime environment.
Defines "biometric identification" as the use of fingerprint and digital photography images.

House Republican Conference Summary

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