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H.R. 4227 (115th): Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018


H.R. 4227 requires the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine the threat of vehicular terrorism and develop a strategy to improve Department of Homeland Security (DHS)support for the efforts of emergency responders and the private sector to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such a threat. The strategy is required to include information sharing and training activities as well as other activities recommended by the Secretary.

Last updated Apr 2, 2018. Source: Republican Policy Committee

The summary below was written by the Congressional Research Service, which is a nonpartisan division of the Library of Congress, and was published on Jan 1, 2019.


Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS): (1) to assess the activities that DHS is undertaking to support emergency response providers and the private sector to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the threat of vehicular terrorism; and (2) based on such assessment, to develop and submit to the congressional homeland security committees a strategy to improve its efforts to support such providers and the private sector in that regard.

The strategy shall include:

an examination of the current threat of vehicular terrorism; methods to improve DHS information sharing activities with such providers and the private sector regarding best practices to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the increasing threat of vehicular terrorism; and training activities that DHS can provide for such providers to prevent and respond to such threat.