H.R. 495 (112th): See Something, Say Something Act of 2011

Introduced:
Jan 26, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
See Instead:

H.R. 963 (same title)
Reported by Committee — Jul 20, 2011

S. 505 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 08, 2011

Sponsor
Peter “Pete” King
Representative for New York's 3rd congressional district
Party
Republican
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 26, 2011
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 2064 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 23, 2009

H.R. 963 (Related)
See Something, Say Something Act of 2011

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jul 20, 2011

 
Status

This bill was introduced on January 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 26, 2011
Referred to Committee Jan 26, 2011
 
Full Title

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to provide immunity for reports of suspected terrorist activity or suspicious behavior and response.

Summary

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1/26/2011--Introduced.
See Something, Say Something Act of 2011 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to grant immunity from civil liability to persons who, in good faith and based on an objectively reasonable suspicion, report suspicious activity indicating that an individual may be engaging, or preparing to engage, in a violation of law relating to an act of terrorism.
Grants qualified immunity from civil liability to any authorized official who observes, or receives a report of, such activity and takes reasonable action in good faith to respond, consistent with applicable law in the relevant jurisdiction. Provides that an authorized official not entitled to assert the defense of qualified immunity shall nonetheless be immune from civil liability if that official takes reasonable action, in good faith, to respond to the reported activity.

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