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H.R. 3675: Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act of 2019


The text of the bill below is as of Oct 15, 2019 (Referred to Senate Committee).


IIB

116th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3675

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 15, 2019

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

AN ACT

To require a review of Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler programs, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act of 2019.

2.

Comptroller General review

Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a review of Department of Homeland Security trusted traveler programs. Such review shall examine the following:

(1)

The extent to which the Department of Homeland Security tracks data and monitors trends related to trusted traveler programs, including root causes for identity-matching errors resulting in an individual’s enrollment in a trusted traveler program being reinstated.

(2)

Whether the Department coordinates with the heads of other relevant Federal, State, local, Tribal, or territorial entities regarding redress procedures for disqualifying offenses not covered by the Department’s own redress processes but which offenses impact an individual’s enrollment in a trusted traveler program.

(3)

How the Department may improve individuals’ access to reconsideration procedures regarding a disqualifying offense for enrollment in a trusted traveler program that requires the involvement of any other Federal, State, local, Tribal, or territorial entity.

(4)

The extent to which travelers are informed about reconsideration procedures regarding enrollment in a trusted traveler program.

3.

Enrollment redress

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall, with respect to an individual whose enrollment in a trusted traveler program was revoked in error extend by an amount of time equal to the period of revocation the period of active enrollment in such a program upon re-enrollment in such a program by such an individual.

Passed the House of Representatives September 26, 2019.

Cheryl L. Johnson,

Clerk