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H.R. 396 (117th): Transit Security Grant Program Flexibility Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 16, 2021 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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                                                                     117TH CONGRESS
                                                                        1ST SESSION
                                                                                                             H. R. 396
                                                                     To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act
                                                                         of 2007 to clarify certain allowable uses of funds for public transportation
                                                                         security assistance grants and establish periods of performance for such
                                                                         grants, and for other purposes.




                                                                                   IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                    JANUARY 21, 2021
                                                                     Mr. GARBARINO (for himself and Mr. KATKO) introduced the following bill;
                                                                         which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addi-
                                                                         tion to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently de-
                                                                         termined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions
                                                                         as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned




                                                                                                               A BILL
                                                                     To amend the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/
                                                                        11 Commission Act of 2007 to clarify certain allowable
                                                                        uses of funds for public transportation security assist-
                                                                        ance grants and establish periods of performance for
                                                                        such grants, and for other purposes.

                                                                       1              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
                                                                       2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
                                                                       3     SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

                                                                       4              This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Transit Security Grant
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                                                                       5 Program Flexibility Act’’.



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2 1 SEC. 2. ALLOWABLE USES OF FUNDS FOR PUBLIC TRANS- 2 PORTATION SECURITY ASSISTANCE GRANTS. 3 Subparagraph (A) of section 1406(b)(2) of the Imple- 4 menting Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 5 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135(b)(2); Public Law 110–53) is 6 amended by inserting ‘‘and associated backfill’’ after ‘‘se- 7 curity training’’. 8 SEC. 3. PERIODS OF PERFORMANCE FOR PUBLIC TRANS- 9 PORTATION SECURITY ASSISTANCE GRANTS. 10 Section 1406 of the Implementing Recommendations 11 of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135; Pub- 12 lic Law 110–53) is amended— 13 (1) by redesignating subsection (m) as sub- 14 section (n); and 15 (2) by inserting after subsection (l) the fol- 16 lowing new subsection: 17 ‘‘(m) PERIODS OF PERFORMANCE.— 18 ‘‘(1) IN GENERAL.—Except as provided in para- 19 graph (2), funds provided pursuant to a grant 20 awarded under this section for a use specified in 21 subsection (b) shall remain available for use by a 22 grant recipient for a period of not fewer than 36 23 months. 24 ‘‘(2) EXCEPTION.—Funds provided pursuant to pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS 25 a grant awarded under this section for a use speci- 26 fied in subparagraph (M) or (N) of subsection (b)(1) •HR 396 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:33 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H396.IH H396
3 1 shall remain available for use by a grant recipient 2 for a period of not fewer than 55 months.’’. 3 SEC. 4. GAO REVIEW. 4 (a) IN GENERAL.—The Comptroller General of the 5 United States shall conduct a review of the public trans- 6 portation security assistance grant program under section 7 1406 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 8 Commission Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1135; Public Law 9 110–53). 10 (b) SCOPE.—The review required under paragraph 11 (1) shall include the following: 12 (1) An assessment of the type of projects fund- 13 ed under the public transportation security grant 14 program referred to in such paragraph. 15 (2) An assessment of the manner in which such 16 projects address threats to public transportation in- 17 frastructure. 18 (3) An assessment of the impact, if any, of this 19 Act (including the amendments made by this Act) on 20 types of projects funded under the public transpor- 21 tation security assistance grant program. 22 (4) An assessment of the management and ad- 23 ministration of public transportation security assist- 24 ance grant program funds by grantees. pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS •HR 396 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:33 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H396.IH H396
4 1 (5) Recommendations to improve the manner in 2 which public transportation security assistance grant 3 program funds address vulnerabilities in public 4 transportation infrastructure. 5 (6) Recommendations to improve the manage- 6 ment and administration of the public transportation 7 security assistance grant program. 8 (c) REPORT.—Not later than one year after the date 9 of the enactment of this Act and again not later than five 10 years after such date of enactment, the Comptroller Gen- 11 eral of the United States shall submit to the Committee 12 on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives 13 and the Committee on Homeland Security and Govern- 14 mental Affairs of the Senate a report on the review re- 15 quired under this section. 16 SEC. 5. DETERMINATION OF BUDGETARY EFFECTS. 17 The budgetary effects of this Act, for the purpose of 18 complying with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010, 19 shall be determined by reference to the latest statement 20 titled ‘‘Budgetary Effects of PAYGO Legislation’’ for this 21 Act, submitted for printing in the Congressional Record 22 by the Chairman of the Committee on the Budget of the 23 House of Representatives, provided that such statement 24 has been submitted prior to the vote on passage. pbinns on DSKJLVW7X2PROD with BILLS Æ •HR 396 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 00:33 Feb 08, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:\BILLS\H396.IH H396