H.R. 1210: Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act

Introduced:
Mar 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee on Mar 15, 2013
Prognosis
6% chance of being enacted
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This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced
Mar 15, 2013
Reported by Committee
Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by the President
 
Sponsor
Jackie Speier
Representative for California's 14th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 15, 2013
Length
3 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 3140 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: May 30, 2012

 
Full Title

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the assignment of officers and analysts to certain State and urban area fusion centers to enhance the security of mass transit systems.

Summary

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Prognosis

45% chance of getting past committee.
6% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

Cosponsors
2 cosponsors (1D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Homeland Security

Counterterrorism and Intelligence

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/15/2013--Introduced.
Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to make it a priority to assign DHS officers and intelligence analysts, including from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to participating state and urban area fusion centers located in high-risk jurisdictions with mass transit systems to enhance security of such systems by assisting law enforcement authorities in identifying, investigating, and otherwise interdicting persons, weapons, and contraband that pose a threat to homeland security.
Makes it a primary responsibility of such officers and analysts to create mass transit intelligence products that:
(1) assist law enforcement agencies in deploying their resources most efficiently to help detect and interdict terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and contraband at U.S. mass transit systems;
(2) promote more consistent and timely dissemination of mass transit security-relevant information among jurisdictions with such systems; and
(3) enhance DHS's situational awareness with respect to the threat of terrorist acts at or involving U.S. mass transit systems.

House Republican Conference Summary

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