H.R. 261 (111th): Chemical Facility Security Improvement Act of 2009

Introduced:
Jan 07, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Sheila Jackson Lee
Representative for Texas's 18th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jan 07, 2009
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1530 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 15, 2007

H.R. 225 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 07, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 7, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 07, 2009
Referred to Committee Jan 07, 2009
 
Full Title

To provide that no Federal funds may be used by the Secretary of Homeland Security to approve a site security plan for a chemical facility, unless the facility meets or exceeds security standards and requirements to protect the facility against acts of terrorism established for such a facility by the State or local government for the area where the facility is located, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade

House Homeland Security

Transportation Security

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1/7/2009--Introduced.
Chemical Facility Security Improvement Act of 2009 - Prohibits federal funds from being used by the Secretary of Homeland Security to approve a site security plan for a chemical facility unless the facility meets or exceeds security standards and requirements to protect it against terrorist acts established by the state or local government for the area where it is located.
Amends the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 to: (1) repeal a provision prohibiting the Secretary from disapproving a site security plan based on the presence or absence of a particular security measure; (2) require vulnerability assessments and site security plans to be treated as sensitive security information; and (3) repeal a provision limiting to the Secretary any right of action against a chemical facility owner or operator to enforce security measures.

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