Text: H.R.1210 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/15/2013)


113th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1210

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the assignment of officers and analysts to certain State and urban area fusion centers to enhance the security of mass transit systems.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
March 15, 2013

Ms. Speier (for herself and Mr. Meehan) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to prioritize the assignment of officers and analysts to certain State and urban area fusion centers to enhance the security of mass transit systems.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act”.

SEC. 2. Mass transit intelligence prioritization.

Section 210A of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 124h) is amended—

(1) by redesignating subsections (f) through (k) as subsections (g) through (l), respectively;

(2) in subsection (l), as so redesignated, by striking “subsection (i)” and inserting “subsection (j)”; and

(3) by inserting after subsection (e) the following new subsection (f):

“(f) Mass transit intelligence priority.—

“(1) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary shall make it a priority to assign officers and intelligence analysts under this section from the Department, including the Transportation Security Administration, to participating State and urban area fusion centers located in high-risk jurisdictions with mass transit systems in order to enhance the security of such mass transit systems by assisting Federal, State, local, and tribal law enforcement authorities in identifying, investigating, and otherwise interdicting persons, weapons, and contraband that pose a threat to homeland security.

“(2) MASS TRANSIT INTELLIGENCE PRODUCTS.—When performing the responsibilities described in subsection (d), officers and intelligence analysts assigned to participating State and urban area fusion centers under this section shall have, as a primary responsibility, the creation of mass transit intelligence products that—

“(A) assist State, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies in deploying their resources most efficiently to help detect and interdict terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and contraband at mass transit systems of the United States;

“(B) promote more consistent and timely dissemination of mass transit security-relevant information among jurisdictions with mass transit systems; and

“(C) enhance the Department’s situational awareness with respect to the threat of acts of terrorism at or involving mass transit systems of the United States.”.