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:||07/30/2008 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.|
|Major Recorded Votes:||07/29/2008 : Passed House|
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Summary: H.R.2490 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Passed House amended (07/29/2008)
(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 10, 2008. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) conduct, through the Coast Guard in the maritime environment, a program for the mobile biometric identification of suspected individuals, including terrorists, to enhance border security and for other purposes; (2) ensure such program's coordination with other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) biometric identification programs; and (3) report to the appropriate congressional committees respecting the cost of expanding the Coast Guard's biometric identification capabilities for use by other Coast Guard and DHS vessels and units.
Defines "biometric identification" as the use of fingerprint and digital photography images.