H. R. 3670
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 10, 2019
Ms. Slotkin (for herself and Mr. Thompson of Mississippi) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to ensure access to appropriate temporary shelter, food, and water for individuals apprehended by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Short-Term Detention Standards Act.
Access to appropriate temporary shelter, food, and water during short-term detention
Paragraph (1) of section 411(m) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 211(m)) is amended to read as follows:
Access to appropriate temporary shelter, food, and water
The Commissioner shall make every effort to ensure the provision to an individual apprehended by the Commissioner of appropriate temporary shelter with access to bathroom and shower facilities, water, appropriate nutrition, hygiene, personal grooming items, and sanitation needs.