H.R. 3140 (112th): Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act

Introduced:
Oct 06, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Jackie Speier
Representative for California's 12th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 04, 2012
Length
4 pages
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Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on May 30, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Oct 06, 2011
Referred to Committee Oct 06, 2011
Reported by Committee Mar 28, 2012
Passed House May 30, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the assignment of officers and analysts to certain State and urban area fusion centers to enhance the security of mass transit systems.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1R) (show)
Committees

House Homeland Security

Counterterrorism and Intelligence

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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5/30/2012--Passed House without amendment.
Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to make it a priority to assign DHS officers and intelligence analysts, including from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to participating state and urban area fusion centers located in high-risk jurisdictions with mass transit systems to enhance security of such systems by assisting law enforcement authorities in identifying, investigating, and otherwise interdicting persons, weapons, and contraband that pose a threat to homeland security.
Makes it a primary responsibility of such officers and analysts to create mass transit intelligence products that:
(1) assist law enforcement agencies in deploying their resources most efficiently to help detect and interdict terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and contraband at U.S. mass transit systems;
(2) promote more consistent and timely dissemination of mass transit security-relevant information among jurisdictions with such systems; and
(3) enhance DHS's situational awareness with respect to the threat of terrorist acts at or involving U.S. mass transit systems.

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