H.R. 3978 (111th): First Responder Anti-Terrorism Training Resources Act

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Dec 16, 2009 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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111th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3978

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

December 16, 2009

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

AN ACT

To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security to accept and use gifts for otherwise authorized activities of the Center for Domestic Preparedness that are related to preparedness for and response to terrorism, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the First Responder Anti-Terrorism Training Resources Act.

2.

Acceptance of gifts for first responder terrorism preparedness and response training

Section 1204 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1102) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(f)

Acceptance of gifts

(1)

Authority

Notwithstanding section 873(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 453(b)), the Secretary may accept and use gifts of property, both real and personal, and may accept gifts of services, including from guest lecturers, for otherwise authorized activities of the Center for Domestic Preparedness that are related to preparedness for and response to terrorism.

(2)

Report

The Secretary shall report annually to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate—

(A)

any gifts that were accepted under this subsection in the preceding year;

(B)

how such gifts contribute to the mission of the Center for Domestic Preparedness; and

(C)

the amount of Federal savings that were generated from the acceptance of such gifts.

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Passed the House of Representatives December 15, 2009.

Lorraine C. Miller,

Clerk.