H.R. 735: Federal Protective Service Improvement and Accountability Act of 2013

Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee
6% chance of being enacted
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Bennie Thompson
Representative for Mississippi's 2nd congressional district
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Feb 14, 2013
10 pages
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H.R. 176 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 05, 2011


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on February 14, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Feb 14, 2013
Referred to Committee Feb 14, 2013
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11% 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]

Full Title

To enhance homeland security, including domestic preparedness and collective response to terrorism, by improving the Federal Protective Service, and for other purposes.


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9 cosponsors (9D) (show)

House Homeland Security

Oversight and Management Efficiency

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

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Library of Congress Summary

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Federal Protective Service Improvement and Accountability Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to maintain no fewer than 1,350 full-time equivalent positions in the Federal Protective Service inspector force, who shall be fully trained federal law enforcement officers.
Directs the Secretary to classify the positions in the following categories:
(1) Federal Facility Security Officers, responsible for security assessment; and
(2) law enforcement officers, responsible for physical law enforcement and investigations.
Directs the Secretary to establish:
(1) the Federal Protective Service contract oversight force, and
(2) minimum training and certification standards for security guard services at facilities protected by the Service.
Expresses the sense of Congress that specified security standards for federal facilities established by the Interagency Security Committee should be implemented for all federal facilities for which they were issued.
Directs the Secretary, through the Director of the Federal Protective Service, to: (1) commence a one-year pilot program to research the advantages of converting guard positions at the highest-risk federal facilities protected by the Service from contract guard positions to positions held by federal employees, and (2) establish and hire individuals for a federal facility security guard position.
Directs the Comptroller General to:
(1) periodically review and report to Congress on the performance by federal facility security guards under the pilot program, and upon its completion submit a final report evaluating whether or not the performance of individuals in such positions was satisfactory (if so, directs the Secretary to replace contract guards at all highest risk facilities protected by the Service with federal employees); and
(2) submit a review of the fee-based funding system in use by the Service and issue any recommendations for alternative approaches.

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