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H.R. 4581 (115th): Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017

The text of the bill below is as of Sep 4, 2018 (Reported by Senate Committee).


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Calendar No. 566

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4581

[Report No. 115–334]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 10, 2018

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

September 4, 2018

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

AN ACT

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017.

2.

Passenger screening best practices

(a)

In general

Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations.

(b)

Considerations

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, to the greatest extent practicable—

(1)

make available to certain countries, including visa waiver program countries under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187), the best practices required under subsection (a); and

(2)

provide assistance to such countries in implementing such best practices.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017.

2.

Passenger screening best practices

(a)

In general

Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations.

(b)

Considerations

The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, to the greatest extent practicable—

(1)

make available to appropriate countries, including visa waiver program countries under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187), unclassified versions of the best practices developed under subsection (a); and

(2)

provide assistance to such countries in implementing such best practices.

September 4, 2018

Reported with an amendment