H. R. 2471
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 13, 2017
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to share with State, local, and regional fusion centers release information from a Federal correctional facility, including name, charging date, and expected place and date of release, of certain individuals who may pose a terrorist threat, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Terrorist Release Announcements to Counter Extremist Recidivism Act or the
Terror inmate information sharing
The Secretary of Homeland Security, in coordination with the Attorney General and in consultation with other appropriate Federal officials, shall, as appropriate, share with State, local, and regional fusion centers through the Department of Homeland Security Fusion Center Partnership Initiative under section 210A of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 124h), as well as other relevant law enforcement entities, release information from a Federal correctional facility, including the name, charging date, and expected place and date of release, of certain individuals who may pose a terrorist threat.
The information shared pursuant to subsection (a) shall be—
for homeland security purposes; and
regarding individuals convicted of a Federal crime of terrorism (as such term is defined in section 2332b of title 18, United States Code).
Periodic threat assessments
Consistent with the protection of classified information and controlled unclassified information, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall coordinate with appropriate Federal officials to provide State, local, and regional fusion centers described in subsection (a) with periodic assessments regarding the overall threat from known or suspected terrorists currently incarcerated in a Federal correctional facility, including the assessed risks of such populations engaging in terrorist activity upon release.
Prior to affecting the information sharing described in subsection (a), the Secretary shall receive input and advice from the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, the Officer for Privacy, and the Chief Intelligence Officer of the Department of Homeland Security.
Rule of construction
Nothing in this section may be construed as requiring the establishment of a list or registry of individuals convicted of terrorism.
Passed the House of Representatives September 12, 2017.
Karen L. Haas,