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


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 2, 2017 (Introduced).

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

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.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 4227

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

November 2, 2017

(for himself, Mr. Marchant, Mr. Bucshon, Mr. Chabot, Mr. Walberg, Ms. Kaptur, Miss González-Colón of Puerto Rico, Ms. Michelle Lujan Grisham of New Mexico, and Mr. Renacci) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

A BILL

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine what actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2017.

2.

Report on vehicular terrorism

(a)

In general

Not later than six months after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall—

(1)

examine what actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism; and

(2)

submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report that contains information relating to the findings and recommendations resulting from such examination.

(b)

Contents

The report required under subsection (a) should outline the following:

(1)

An examination of the current threat level for vehicular terrorism.

(2)

An examination of what the Department of Homeland Security is currently doing to guard against vehicular terrorism.

(3)

An examination of how the threat of vehicular terrorism may be mitigated.

(4)

An examination of the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security is doing any outreach or training with private sector partners in response to these threats of vehicular terrorism.

(5)

An examination of any actions that Congress can take to help the Department of Homeland Security mitigate the threat of vehicular terrorism.

(c)

Vehicular terrorism defined

In this section, the term vehicular terrorism means any action that utilizes automotive transportation to inflict violence and intimidation on individuals for a political purpose.