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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 Jan 9, 2018 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 367

115th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 4581

[Report No. 115–493]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

December 7, 2017

(for himself, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. Katko, Mr. Gallagher, Mr. Higgins of Louisiana, Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Garrett, and Mr. McCaul) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

January 9, 2018

Additional sponsors: Mrs. Watson Coleman and Mrs. Demings

January 9, 2018

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed


A BILL

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.

January 9, 2018

Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union and ordered to be printed