H.R. 5563 (111th): To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require annual risk assessments for purposes of the ...

...State Homeland Security Grant Program, and to require that risk assessments conducted for purposes of the Urban Area Security Initiative b

111th Congress, 2009–2010. Text as of Jun 21, 2010 (Introduced).

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 5563

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2010

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to require annual risk assessments for purposes of the State Homeland Security Grant Program, and to require that risk assessments conducted for purposes of the Urban Area Security Initiative be conducted jointly with appropriate eligible metropolitan area officials.

1.

Annual risk assessments for purposes of the State Homeland Security Grant Program

(a)

In general

Section 2004 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 605) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsections (b) through (f) as subsections (c) through (g); and

(2)

by inserting after subsection (a) the following new subsection:

(b)

Risk assessment

(1)

Initial assessment

To better inform the allocation of grant awards to each State, the Administrator shall for each fiscal year conduct an initial assessment of the relative threat of, vulnerability to, and consequences from acts of terrorism for each State, including consideration of—

(A)

the factors set forth in subparagraphs (A) through (H) and (K) of section 2007(a)(1); and

(B)

information and materials submitted under subsection (c).

(2)

Joint assessment

To the extent practicable, each threat assessment under this section for a State shall be conducted jointly with appropriate officials from the State.

(3)

Submission of information by eligible State

Before conducting each initial assessment under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall provide each State with, and shall notify each State of, the opportunity to submit information that the State believes to be relevant to the determination of the threat of, vulnerability to, and consequences from acts of terrorism for the State.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 2004 of such Act (16 U.S.C. 605) is further amended—

(1)

in subsection (e)(1), as redesignated by subsection (a)(1) of this section, by striking subsection (b) and inserting subsection (c); and

(2)

in subsection (f)(2), as redesignated by subsection (a)(1) of this section, by striking subsection (d) and inserting subsection (e).

2.

Joint risk assessments for purposes of the Urban Area Security Grant Program

(a)

Requirement

Section 2003(b)(2) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 604(b)(2)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraph (B) as subparagraph (C); and

(2)

by inserting after subparagraph (A) the following new subparagraph:

(B)

Joint assessment

To the extent practicable, each assessment under this subsection for an eligible metropolitan area shall be conducted jointly with appropriate officials from the eligible metropolitan area.

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(b)

Conforming amendments

Section 2003 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 604) is further amended—

(1)

in subsection (b)(2)(A)(ii), by striking subparagraph (B) and inserting subparagraph (C); and

(2)

in subsection (b)(3)(A)(iii), by striking paragraph (2)(B)(i) and inserting paragraph (2)(C)(i).