H.R.2490 - To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a program in the maritime environment for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security.110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-9] (Introduced 05/24/2007)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security | Senate - Commerce, Science, and Transportation|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 110-751|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 07/30/2008 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Referred in Senate (07/30/2008)
[Congressional Bills 110th Congress] [From the U.S. Government Printing Office] [H.R. 2490 Referred in Senate (RFS)] 2d Session H. R. 2490 _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES July 30, 2008 Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation _______________________________________________________________________ AN ACT To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a program in the maritime environment for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, SECTION 1. MARITIME BIOMETRIC IDENTIFICATION. (a) In General.--Within one year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through the Commandant of the Coast Guard, shall conduct, in the maritime environment, a program for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security and for other purposes. (b) Requirements.--The Secretary shall ensure the program required in this section is coordinated with other biometric identification programs within the Department of Homeland Security. (c) Cost Analysis.--Within 90 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to the Committees on Appropriations and Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committees on Appropriations and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate an analysis of the cost of expanding the Coast Guard's biometric identification capabilities for use by the Coast Guards Deployable Operations Group, cutters, stations, and other deployable maritime teams considered appropriate by the Secretary, and any other appropriate Department of Homeland Security maritime vessels and units. The analysis may include a tiered plan for the deployment of this program that gives priority to vessels and units more likely to encounter individuals suspected of making illegal border crossings through the maritime environment. (d) Definition.--For the purposes of this section, the term ``biometric identification'' means use of fingerprint and digital photography images. Passed the House of Representatives July 29, 2008. Attest: LORRAINE C. MILLER, Clerk.