S. 3216 (112th): Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013

May 22, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Reported by Committee)
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H.R. 5855 (same title)
Passed House — Jun 07, 2012

Mary Landrieu
Senior Senator from Louisiana
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Last Updated
May 22, 2012
128 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 5855 (Related)
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013

Passed House
Last Action: Jun 07, 2012

H.R. 2017 (Related)
Continuing Appropriations Act, 2012

Signed by the President
Sep 30, 2011


This bill was introduced on May 22, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 22, 2012
Reported by Committee May 22, 2012
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An original bill making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes.


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5/22/2012--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 - Makes appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2013.
Title I - Departmental Management and Operations
Makes appropriations for FY2013 for: (1) the Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security; (2) the Office of the Under Secretary for Management, including for the headquarters and mission support consolidation; (3) the Office of the Chief Financial Officer; (4) the Office of the Chief Information Officer; (5) intelligence analysis and operations coordination activities; and (6) the Office of the Inspector General.
Title II - Security, Enforcement, and Investigations
Makes appropriations for FY2013 for:
(1) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including for the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology program;
(2) U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE);
(3) the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), including for surface transportation security activities, screening programs of the the Office of Transportation Threat Assessment and Credentialing, transportation security support, and the Federal Air Marshals;
(4) the U.S. Coast Guard, including funding derived from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund; and
(5) the U.S. Secret Service.
Title III - Protection, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery
Makes appropriations for FY2013 for: (1) the Office of the Under Secretary for National Protection and Programs Directorate, including for the Federal Protective Service; (2) the Office of Health Affairs; and (3) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including for the U.S. Fire Administration.
Title IV - Research and Development, Training, and Services
Makes appropriations for FY2013 for: (1) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (CIS), including for the E-Verify program; (2) the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center; (3) the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology; (4) science and technology research; and (5) the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office.
Title V - General Provisions
Section 501 -
Sets forth limitations and prohibitions on the availability, use, reprogramming, or transfer of funds for specified programs and activities under this Act.
Section 513 -
Prohibits the use of funds available in this Act to amend the oath of allegiance required under the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Section 528 -
Prohibits the use of funds for CBP to prevent an individual from importing a prescription drug from Canada if:
(1) such individual is not in the business of importing a prescription drug; and
(2) such drug complies with specified provisions of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and is not a controlled substance or a biological product.
Makes this section applicable only to individuals transporting on their person a personal-use quantity of the prescription drug not exceeding a 90-day supply.
Section 531 -
Prohibits the use of funds made available in this Act for planning, testing, piloting, or developing a national identification card.
Section 532 -
Requires the FEMA Administrator to publish on the FEMA website a report regarding a decision to declare a major disaster, summarizing damage assessment information used to determine whether a major disaster exists, subject to redaction of information that would compromise national security.
Section 535 -
Prohibits the use of funds under this Act to transfer or release to or within the United States Khalid Sheikh Mohammed or any other detainee who is not a U.S. citizen or a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and who is or was held on or after June 24, 2009, at the U.S. Naval Station, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by the Department of Defense (DOD).
Section 539 -
Requires any company that collects or retains personal information directly from any individual who participates in TSA's Registered Traveler program to safeguard and dispose of such information in accordance with specified requirements.
Section 541 -
Requires the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security to submit a report that certifies that a requirement for screening all air cargo on passenger aircraft has been met or that includes a strategy to comply with that requirement.
Section 553 -
Increases the limit on the airline passenger security fee for FY2013 to $5.00 per one-way trip in air transportation or intrastate air transportation that originates at a U.S. airport.
Section 561 -
Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish in the U.S. Treasury a Department of Homeland Security Forfeiture Fund. Lists permissible uses of the Fund, including for equitable sharing of payments made to other federal agencies, state and local law enforcement, and foreign countries under the Tariff Act of 1930. Requires the Fund to be subject to annual financial audits. Directs the Secretary to transmit to Congress, by February 1 of each year, copies of the annual financial audits.
Section 562 -
Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act regarding the visa waiver program to: (1) authorize the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to designate any country as a program country; (2) adjust visa refusal rate criteria, including addition of a 3% maximum overstay rate; and (3) revise probationary and termination provisions.
Section 563 -
Prohibits the use of funds by a federal law enforcement officer to facilitate the transfer of an operable firearm to an individual known or suspected of being an agent of a drug cartel unless U.S. law enforcement personnel continuously monitor or control the firearm at all times.
Section 565 -
Makes specified rescissions, including specified funds from certain accounts that were transferred to DHS when it was created in 2003.

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