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Text of the First Responder Anti-Terrorism Training Resources Act

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Calendar No. 498

111th CONGRESS

2d 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

August 2, 2010

Reported by , with an amendment and an amendment to the title

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

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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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

(a)

In general

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in title V (6 U.S.C. 311 et seq.), by adding at the end the following:

525.

Acceptance of gifts

(a)

Authority

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 efforts to prevent, prepare for, protect against, or respond to a natural disaster, act of terrorism, or other man-made disaster, including the use of a weapon of mass destruction.

(b)

Prohibition

The Secretary may not accept a gift under this section if the Secretary determines that the use of the property or services would compromise the integrity or appearance of integrity of—

(1)

a program of the Department; or

(2)

an individual involved in a program of the Department.

(c)

Report

(1)

In general

The Secretary shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate an annual report disclosing—

(A)

any gifts that were accepted under this section during the year covered by the report;

(B)

how the 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 the gifts.

(2)

Publication

Each report required under paragraph (1) shall be made publically available.

;

(2)

in section 873(b) (6 U.S.C. 453(b)), by striking and by section 93 and all that follows through or donations and inserting by section 93 of title 14, United States Code, or by section 525 or 884 of this Act, gifts or donations; and

(3)

in section 884 (6 U.S.C. 464), by adding at the end the following:

(c)

Acceptance and use of gifts

The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center may accept and use gifts of property, both real and personal, and accept services, for authorized purposes.

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(b)

Technical and conforming amendments

(1)

The Homeland Security Act of 2002

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101 et seq.) is amended in the table of contents by inserting after the item relating to section 524 the following:

Sec. 525. Acceptance of gifts.

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(2)

Repeal

The matter under the heading Salaries and expenses under the heading Federal law enforcement training center under title IV of the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2004 (6 U.S.C. 464a) is amended by striking Provided, That in fiscal year 2004 and thereafter, the Center is authorized to accept and use gifts of property, both real and personal, and to accept services, for authorized purposes: Provided further, and inserting Provided,.


Amend the title so as to read: An Act to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 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 a response to terrorism, and for other purposes..

August 2, 2010

Reported with an amendment and an amendment to the title