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H.R. 4559: Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Jan 9, 2018 (Passed the House).


I

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4559

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To conduct a global aviation security review, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017.

2.

Definitions

In this Act:

(1)

Administration

The term Administration means the Transportation Security Administration.

(2)

Administrator

The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration.

(3)

Appropriate congressional committees

The term appropriate congressional committees means the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate.

3.

Global aviation security review

(a)

In general

Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall conduct a global aviation security review to address improving aviation security standards, including standards intended to mitigate cybersecurity threats, across the global aviation system.

(b)

Composition

The global aviation security review established under subsection (a) shall include input from the following entities:

(1)

The Office of Global Strategies of the Administration.

(2)

The Office of Intelligence and Analysis of the Administration.

(3)

The Office of Security Policy and Industry Engagement of the Administration.

(c)

Coordination

The Administrator shall coordinate with the following entities on the global aviation security review:

(1)

U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

(2)

The Office of International Engagement of the Department of Homeland Security.

(3)

The Department of State.

(4)

Any other relevant office or agency of the Federal government, as determined by the Administrator.

(d)

Best practices

The global aviation security review shall establish best practices regarding the following:

(1)

Collaborating with foreign partners to improve global aviation security capabilities and standards.

(2)

Identifying foreign partners that have not successfully implemented security protocols from the International Civil Aviation Organization or the Department of Homeland Security and have not taken steps to implement such security protocols.

(3)

Improving the development, outreach, and implementation process for security directives or emergency amendments, as the case may be, issued to domestic and foreign air carriers.

(4)

Assessing the cybersecurity and cyber espionage risk of security screening equipment.

4.

Report to Congress

(a)

Progress report

Not later than 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall report to the appropriate congressional committees on the organization, development, and progress of the global aviation security review required under section 3.

(b)

Final report

Not later than 240 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report on best practices identified by the global aviation security review required under section 3 and the actions the Administrator has taken to implement such best practices.

Passed the House of Representatives January 9, 2018.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.