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
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.
This Act may be cited as the
First Responder Anti-Terrorism
Training Resources Act.
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:
Acceptance of gifts
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.
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—
any gifts that were accepted under this subsection in the preceding year;
how such gifts contribute to the mission of the Center for Domestic Preparedness; and
the amount of Federal savings that were generated from the acceptance of such gifts.
Passed the House of Representatives December 15, 2009.
Lorraine C. Miller,