H.R.455 - Northern Border Security Review Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Katko, John [R-NY-24] (Introduced 01/21/2015)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||06/25/15 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 114-232|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/29/2015 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.455 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (10/29/2015)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a northern border threat analysis, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Northern Border Security Review Act”.
(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the appropriate congressional committees a Northern Border threat analysis that includes—
(A) enter the United States through the Northern Border; or
(B) exploit border vulnerabilities along the Northern Border;
(A) prevent terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the United States; and
(B) reduce criminal activity, as measured by the total flow of illegal goods, illicit drugs, and smuggled and trafficked persons moved in either direction across the Northern Border;
(3) gaps in law, policy, cooperation between State, local, and tribal law enforcement, international agreements, or tribal agreements that hinder effective and efficient border security, counter-terrorism, anti-human smuggling and trafficking efforts, and the flow of legitimate trade along the Northern Border; and
(4) an analysis of whether additional U.S. Customs and Border Protection preclearance and pre-inspection operations at ports of entry along the Northern Border could help prevent terrorists and instruments of terror from entering the United States.
(1) technology needs and challenges;
(2) personnel needs and challenges;
(3) the role of State, local, and tribal law enforcement in general border security activities;
(4) the need for cooperation among Federal, State, local, tribal, and Canadian law enforcement entities relating to border security; and
(5) the terrain, population density, and climate along the Northern Border.
(c) Classified threat analysis.—To the extent possible, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit the threat analysis required under subsection (a) in unclassified form. The Secretary may submit a portion of the threat analysis in classified form if the Secretary determines such is appropriate.
(A) the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate;
(B) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate;
(C) the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives; and
(D) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.
(2) NORTHERN BORDER.—The term “Northern Border” means the land and maritime borders between the United States and Canada.
Passed the House of Representatives October 28, 2015.
|Attest:||karen l. haas,|