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Public Law No: 112-86 (01/03/2012)

 
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Public Law 112-86
112th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for expedited security 
      screenings for members of the Armed Forces. <<NOTE: Jan. 3, 
                         2012 -  [H.R. 1801]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Risk-Based 
Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces Act. 49 USC 40101 
note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Risk-Based Security Screening for 
Members of the Armed Forces Act''.
SEC. 2. SECURITY SCREENING FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

    (a) In General.--Section 44903 of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(m) Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces.--
            ``(1) In general.-- <<NOTE: Plans.>> The Assistant Secretary 
        of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration), 
        in consultation with the Department of Defense, shall develop 
        and implement a plan to provide expedited security screening 
        services for a member of the armed forces, and, to the extent 
        possible, any accompanying family member, if the member of the 
        armed forces, while in uniform, presents documentation 
        indicating official orders for air transportation departing from 
        a primary airport (as defined in section 47102).
            ``(2) Protocols.--In developing the plan, the Assistant 
        Secretary shall consider--
                    ``(A) leveraging existing security screening models 
                used to reduce passenger wait times;
                    ``(B) establishing standard guidelines for the 
                screening of military uniform items, including combat 
                boots; and
                    ``(C) incorporating any new screening protocols into 
                an existing trusted passenger program, as established 
                pursuant to section 109(a)(3) of the Aviation and 
                Transportation Security Act (49 U.S.C. 114 note), or 
                into the development of any new credential or system 
                that incorporates biometric technology and other 
                applicable technologies to verify the identity of 
                individuals traveling in air transportation.
            ``(3) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this subsection 
        shall affect the authority of the Assistant Secretary to require 
        additional screening of a member of the armed forces if 
        intelligence or law enforcement information indicates that 
        additional screening is necessary.

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            ``(4) Report to congress.--The Assistant Secretary shall 
        submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the 
        implementation of the plan.''.

    (b) Effective Date.-- <<NOTE: Deadline. 49 USC 44903 note.>> Not 
later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Assistant Secretary shall implement the plan required by this Act.

    Approved January 3, 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1801:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-271 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 157 (2011):
            Nov. 29, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 12, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Dec. 19, 20, House considered and concurred in Senate 
                amendment.

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