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Text of the Public Transit Security and Local Law Enforcement Support Act

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 12, 2012 but was never passed by the Senate. The text of the bill below is as of May 30, 2012 (Reported by House Committee).

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Union Calendar No. 351

112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 3857

[Report No. 112–498]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

January 31, 2012

(for himself, Mr. King of New York, Mr. Rogers of Alabama, and Mr. Grimm) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

May 30, 2012

Additional sponsor: Mr. Rangel

May 30, 2012

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic


A BILL

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 or other limitation;

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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.

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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May 30, 2012

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed