H.R. 6003 (112th): Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Terrorism Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Jun 21, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6003

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

June 21, 2012

(for herself, Mr. Thompson of Mississippi, Ms. Jackson Lee of Texas, Ms. Richardson, Ms. Hahn, Mr. Rangel, and Mr. Clarke of Michigan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to prevent terrorism, including terrorism associated with homegrown violent extremism and domestic violent extremism, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Empowering Local Partners to Prevent Terrorism Act of 2012.

2.

Counterterrorism Training

(a)

In general

Insert at the end of title VIII of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 361 et seq.) the following new subtitle:

K

Counterterrorism Training

899K.

Definitions

In this subtitle:

(1)

Violent extremism

The term violent extremism means supporting or committing ideologically motivated violence.

(2)

Homeland security grant programs

The term homeland security grant programs means grant programs under section 2002, and includes the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the Urban Area Security Initiative, and grants provided by the Secretary to the National Network of Fusion Centers.

899L.

Guidance, outreach, training, and programs

(a)

In general

The Secretary, acting through Department officials responsible for counterterrorism and addressing the threat of violent extremism, shall develop guidance, outreach, training, and programs in furtherance of national counterterrorism policy.

(b)

Training

Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of this subtitle, the Secretary, acting through Department officials described in subsection (a), shall develop and distribute to State, local, and tribal authorities courses and materials that comply with the Grant Programs Directorate Information Bulletin No. 373 or successor bulletin for integration into the curricula for recruits and recurrent training for experienced law enforcement officers.

899M.

Grant preapproval

Beginning with grants provided for fiscal year 2013, grant guidance for homeland security grant programs shall inform recipients that expenditures on any training, programs, presentations, and speakers regarding coun­ter­ter­ror­ism that includes information about violent extremism, homegrown violent extremism, or domestic violent extremism that is acquired from an entity other than the Department, must be approved, in advance, by the Chief Privacy Officer and the Office for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties of the Department.

899N.

Oversight

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this subtitle, the Inspector General of the Department shall regularly review expenditures of homeland security grant programs by State, local, and tribal authorities on training, programs, presentations, and speakers that are not acquired through the Secretary regarding counterterrorism, violent extremism, homegrown violent extremism, and domestic violent extremism. The Inspector General shall evaluate—

(1)

whether the expenditure at issue is consistent with national counterterrorism priorities; and

(2)

whether such expenditure is consistent with constitutional civil rights and civil liberties, including prohibiting racial, ethnic, and religious profiling.

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(b)

Conforming amendment

Section 2002(a) of such Act (6 U.S.C. 603(a)) is amended by inserting , in accordance with section 899M, after may.

(c)

Clerical amendment

The table of contents of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 899J the following new items:

Subtitle K—Counterterrorism Training

Sec. 899K. Definitions.

Sec. 899L. Guidance, outreach, training, and programs.

Sec. 899M. Grant preapproval.

Sec. 899N. Oversight.

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