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Titles (5)

Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

FAST Redress Act of 2009
Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Redress Act of 2009

Short Titles as Introduced

FAST Redress Act of 2009
Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Redress Act of 2009

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish an appeal and redress process for individuals wrongly delayed or prohibited from boarding a flight, or denied a right, benefit, or privilege, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date
02/03/2009Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 3 (Roll no. 49).(text: CR H898-899)
01/15/2009Introduced in House

All Actions (10)

Date Chamber
02/04/2009SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
02/03/2009-7:19pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
02/03/2009-7:19pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 413 - 3 (Roll no. 49). (text: CR H898-899)
02/03/2009-7:09pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H907-908)
02/03/2009-4:44pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
02/03/2009-4:21pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 559.
02/03/2009-4:21pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H898-901)
02/03/2009-4:21pmHouseMr. Thompson (MS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/15/2009HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
01/15/2009HouseIntroduced in House

Cosponsors (3)

* = Original cosponsor
CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Thompson, Bennie G. [D-MS-2]* 01/15/2009
Rep. Perlmutter, Ed [D-CO-7]* 01/15/2009
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-3]* 01/15/2009

Committees (2)

Committees, subcommittees and links to reports associated with this bill are listed here, as well as the nature and date of committee activity and Congressional report number.

Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security01/15/2009 Referred to
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation02/04/2009 Referred to

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Latest Summary (2)

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Passed House without amendment (02/03/2009)

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Fair, Accurate, Secure, and Timely Redress Act of 2009 or the FAST Redress Act of 2009 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish: (1) a timely and fair process for individuals who believe they were delayed or prohibited from boarding a commercial aircraft because they were wrongly identified as a threat when screened against any terrorist watchlist or database used by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) or any component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS); and (2) an Office of Appeals and Redress within DHS to implement, coordinate, and execute the process.

Requires the process to include the establishment of a method for maintaining and appropriately disseminating a Comprehensive Cleared List of individuals who: (1) were misidentified; (2) completed an appeal and redress request and provided required information to verify their identity; and (3) permit their personally identifiable information to be shared between DHS components.

Directs the Secretary to: (1) transmit information necessary to resolve misidentifications, improve administration of the advanced passenger prescreening system, and reduce false positives to TSA or any other appropriate DHS component, other federal, state, local, and tribal entities, and domestic and foreign air carriers that use any terrorist watchlist or database; and (2) ensure that the List is considered when assessing an individual's security risk.

Terminates the transmission of the List to domestic and foreign air carriers on the date the federal government assumes terrorist watchlist or database screening functions.

Authorizes the Secretary to: (1) enter into memoranda of understanding with federal, state, local, and tribal entities to improve the appeal and redress process and for other purposes, such as to verify an individual's identity and personally identifiable information; and (2) work with other entities that use any terrorist watchlist or database to ensure that the List is considered when assessing an individual's security risk.

Directs the Secretary, in conjunction with DHS's Chief Privacy Officer, to: (1) require that DHS employees complete mandatory privacy and security training before being authorized to handle personally identifiable information; (2) ensure that the information maintained is secured by encryption; (3) limit the information collected from misidentified passengers or other individuals to the minimum amount necessary to resolve an appeal and redress request; (4) ensure that the information maintained is shared or transferred via an encrypted data network that has been audited to ensure that security related software functions perform properly and are updated as necessary; (5) ensure that any DHS employee receiving the information handles it in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 and other specified law; (6) retain the information for only as long as needed to assist the individual traveler in the appeal and redress process; (7) engage in cooperative agreements with appropriate federal entities to ensure that legal name changes are properly reflected in any terrorist watchlist or database and the List; and (8) conduct, publish, and report to specified congressional committees on a privacy impact assessment of the process.

Requires the Office of Appeals and Redress, at each airport at which: (1) DHS has a presence, to provide written information to air carrier passengers to begin the appeal and redress process; and (2) DHS has a significant presence, to provide that information and ensure the availability of a TSA supervisor who is trained in such process to provide support to air carrier passengers in need of guidance. Sets forth reporting requirements on the status of information sharing among users at DHS of any terrorist watchlist or database.

Incorporates the appeals and redress process into the Secure Flight Program.