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Text of the Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act

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. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 4, 2012 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3140

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

June 4, 2012

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

AN ACT

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.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act.

2.

Mass transit intelligence prioritization

Section 210A of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 124h) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsections (f) through (k) as subsections (e) through (l), respectively;

(2)

in subsection (l), as so redesignated, by striking subsection (i) and inserting subsection (j); and

(3)

by inserting after subsection (e) the following new subsection (f):

(f)

Mass transit intelligence prioritization

(1)

In general

The Secretary shall make it a priority to assign officers and intelligence analysts under this section from the Department, including the Transportation Security Administration, to participating State and urban area fusion centers located in high-risk jurisdictions with mass transit systems in order to enhance the security of such mass transit systems by assisting Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement authorities in identifying, investigating, and otherwise interdicting persons, weapons, and contraband that pose a threat to homeland security.

(2)

Mass transit intelligence products

When performing the responsibilities described in subsection (d), officers and intelligence analysts assigned to participating State and urban area fusion centers under this section shall have, as a primary responsibility, the creation of mass transit intelligence products that—

(A)

assist State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in deploying their resources most efficiently to help detect and interdict terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and contraband at mass transit systems of the United States;

(B)

promote more consistent and timely dissemination of mass transit security-relevant information among jurisdictions with mass transit systems; and

(C)

enhance the Department’s situational awareness with respect to the threat of acts of


terrorism at or involving mass transit systems of the United States.

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Passed the House of Representatives May 30, 2012.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk