H.R. 3857 (112th): Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 13, 2012 (Referred to Senate Committee).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3857

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 13, 2012

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

AN ACT

To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 to require the Secretary of Homeland Security to include as an eligible use the sustainment of specialized operational teams used by local law enforcement under the Transit Security Grant Program, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act.

2.

Clarification regarding use of grant funds relating to operational costs of public transit security

(a)

In General

Section 1406(b)(2) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135(b)(2)) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subparagraphs (E) through (H) as subparagraphs (F) through (I), respectively; and

(2)

by inserting after subparagraph (D) the following new subparagraph (E):

(E)

specialized patrol teams, as defined by the Secretary in coordination with the recipients of grants under this section, including the sustainment of such teams without fiscal year limitation, as long as the eligible public transportation agency applying for grant funds to fund a specialized patrol team submits a sustainment plan for maintaining in future years the capability or capacity achieved with the grant funds;

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(b)

Effective date

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act and shall apply to grants made under section 1406 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135) on or after such date.

(c)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 1406(m)(1) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135(m)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (D) by striking and at the end;

(2)

in subparagraph (E)—

(A)

by striking 10 percent and inserting 50 percent; and

(B)

by striking the period and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(F)

$400,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2012 and 2013, except that not more than 50 percent of such funds in each of such fiscal years may be used for operational costs under subsection (b)(2).

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Passed the House of Representatives September 12, 2012.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk