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Short Titles as Introduced

NIH Security Act

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Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To provide for the establishment of the National Institutes of Health Police, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (1)

Date Actions Overview
09/17/2002Introduced in House

All Actions (6)

Date All Actions
10/08/2002Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
Action By: Committee on Energy and Commerce
09/17/2002Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2002Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2002Referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce, and in addition to the Committee on Government Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2002Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR H6261)
Action By: House of Representatives
09/17/2002Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (3)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Ehrlich, Robert L., Jr. [R-MD-2]* 09/17/2002
Rep. Gilchrest, Wayne T. [R-MD-1]* 09/17/2002
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]* 09/17/2002

Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Energy and Commerce09/17/2002 Referred to
House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Health10/08/2002 Referred to
House Government Reform09/17/2002 Referred to

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Introduced in House (09/17/2002)

NIH Security Act - Requires the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to establish a permanent police force, to be known as the National of Institutes of Health Police. Permits officers in such force to be appointed without regard to the standard maximum age limits under Federal law, with officers appointed above a standard maximum age limit not counted as law enforcement officers for purposes of retirement benefits.

Authorizes NIH Police officers to: (1) carry firearms; (2) serve warrants and subpoenas; (3) conduct investigations; (4) make arrests; and (5) protect the Director of NIH and other officials determined by the Director. Allows NIH Police officers jurisdiction on all NIH properties and on other properties occupied by NIH, as determined by the Director.