H.R.5604 - SAFE Truckers Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Lungren, Daniel E. [R-CA-3] (Introduced 06/14/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security|
|Latest Action:||06/22/2006 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee (Amended) by Voice Vote . (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.5604 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (06/14/2006)
Screening Applied Fairly and Equitably to Truckers Act of 2006 or the SAFE Truckers Act of 2006 - Amends the Homeland Security Act 2002 to prohibit an individual from operating a motor vehicle in commerce while transporting a security sensitive material, unless the operator of the motor vehicle holds a security sensitive material permit issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Prohibits a person from offering a security sensitive material for transportation by motor vehicle or causing the transportation of such material by motor vehicle, unless the operator of the motor vehicle holds a security sensitive material permit issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Requires the Secretary to conduct a fingerprint-based background records check before issuing a security sensitive material permit to an individual. Allows the Secretary to issue a security sensitive material permit to an individual as an integrated component of a transportation security card.
Sets forth both civil and criminal penalties for persons who violate the requirements of this Act.
Prohibits a motor vehicle registered in Mexico or Canada from transporting security sensitive material in U.S. commerce until the operator of the motor vehicle has undergone a similar background records check.
Establishes task forces on: (1) highway security; (2) disqualifying crimes; and (3) redundant background checks.