H.R. 1555 (112th): To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to limit the number of Urban Area Security Initiative ...

...grants awarded and to clarify the risk assessment formula to be used when making such grants, and for other purposes.

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Apr 14, 2011 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1555

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 14, 2011

(for herself and Mr. Israel) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to limit the number of Urban Area Security Initiative grants awarded and to clarify the risk assessment formula to be used when making such grants, and for other purposes.

1.

Distribution and awarding of Urban Area Security Initiative grants

(a)

Limitation on number of Urban Area Security Initiative grants

Section 2003(b)(1) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 604(b)(1)) is amended by inserting not more than 25 after designate.

(b)

Risk assessment formula

The Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended—

(1)

in section 2003(b)(2)(A) (6 U.S.C. 604(b)(2)(A)), in the matter preceding clause (i), by inserting , in accordance with section 2007(c), after shall conduct; and

(2)

in section 2007 (6 U.S.C. 608)—

(A)

in subsection (a)(1), in the matter preceding subparagraph (A), by inserting in accordance with subsection (c) after terrorism; and

(B)

by adding at the end the following new subsection:

(c)

Risk assessment formula

In allocating the funds referred to in subsection (a), the Administrator shall, when weighing considerations of threat, vulnerability, and consequences from acts of terrorism, assign a percentage value that is not less than 33.

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(c)

Clarification of minimum allocation To apply only to State Homeland Security grants

Clauses (iv) and (v) of section 2004(e)(1)(A) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 605(e)(1)(A)) are amended by striking and section 2003 each place it appears.

(d)

Effective date

This Act (and the amendments made by this Act) shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply to grants made on or after such date.