Summary: H.R.4141 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4141. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (04/02/2004)

Border Infrastructure and Technology Integration Act of 2004 - Directs the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Border and Transportation Security (the Under Secretary) to study the technology, equipment, and personnel needed to address security vulnerabilities within the United States for each Bureau of Customs and Border Protection field office that has responsibility for U.S. borders with Canada and Mexico (border area).

Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (the Secretary) to provide specified funds to field offices to develop innovative techniques and technologies to carry out their duties.

Directs the Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology to: (1) develop pilot programs to utilize, or increase the utilization of, aerial and ground surveillance technologies to enhance U.S. border security; and (2) work with Federal, State, local, and tribal agencies on law enforcement, emergency response, or security related responsibilities for the border area.

Requires the Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary, to develop and implement a plan to improve communications systems and enhance information sharing.

Directs the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human Services to execute a memorandum of understanding establishing a system to: (1) monitor hospitals along the border area for signs of potential health threats or bioterror attacks; and (2) ensure cooperation and information sharing.

Directs the Under Secretary to conduct a review of the Science and Technology Directorate's research and development needs and priorities.