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H.R. 5131 (115th): Surface Transportation Security Improvement Act of 2018

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 5131 improves the effectiveness of federal efforts to identify and address homeland security risks to surface transportation, secure against vehicle-based attacks, and conduct a feasibility assessment of introducing new security technologies and measures. Specifically, the bill requires a Government Accountability Office (GAO) review of the national strategy for transportation security, the development of risk-based priorities for all transportation modes, a feasibility assessment of utilizing security technologies for surface transportation assets; the dissemination of best practices for enhancing security against vehicle-based terrorist attacks, the authorization of the Innovation Task ...

Sponsor and status

Bonnie Watson Coleman

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 12th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Mar 22, 2018
Length: 14 pages
Introduced:

Feb 27, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on March 22, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

History

Feb 27, 2018
 
Introduced

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Mar 7, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Mar 19, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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Mar 22, 2018
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 5131 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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