H.R. 3173 (112th): To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to reform the process for the enrollment, activation, issuance, and renewal of a Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) to require, in total, not more than one in-person visit to a designated enrollment center.

Introduced:
Oct 12, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Steve Scalise
Representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Jun 29, 2012
Length
6 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on June 28, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Oct 12, 2011
Referred to Committee Oct 12, 2011
Reported by Committee May 09, 2012
Passed House Jun 28, 2012
 
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Cosponsors
42 cosponsors (21D, 21R) (show)
Committees

House Homeland Security

Border and Maritime Security

Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation

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6/28/2012--Passed House amended.
Expresses the sense of Congress that: (1) it is urgent that the Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC) application process be reformed by the end of 2012, (2) the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) should promulgate final regulations to require the deployment of TWIC readers as soon as practicable to ensure security, and (3) Port Security Grant Program funds for TWIC projects shall not expire before issuance of the final TWIC reader rule.
Directs the Secretary to reform the process for the enrollment, activation, issuance, and renewal of a TWIC to require not more than one in-person visit to a designated enrollment center, except in cases in which there are extenuating circumstances requiring more than one such in-person visit.

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