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H.R. 2471: Terrorist Release Announcements to Counter Extremist Recidivism Act

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 13, 2017 (Referred to Senate Committee).

Source: GPO

IIB

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

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

AN ACT

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.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Terrorist Release Announcements to Counter Extremist Recidivism Act or the TRACER Act.

2.

Terror inmate information sharing

(a)

In general

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.

(b)

Scope

The information shared pursuant to subsection (a) shall be—

(1)

for homeland security purposes; and

(2)

regarding individuals convicted of a Federal crime of terrorism (as such term is defined in section 2332b of title 18, United States Code).

(c)

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.

(d)

Privacy protection

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.

(e)

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,

Clerk