Summary: H.R.4561 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Passed House amended (01/09/2018)

Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for our Homeland Act or the SAFE TECH Act

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to develop a program allowing a vendor to obtain performance testing of transportation security screening technology through a third party as an alternative to the TSA's regular testing process.

(Sec. 4) The TSA must develop a process for reciprocal recognition of security standards in coordination with the European Civil Aviation Conference.

(Sec. 5) The Government Accountability Office must report on the third-party testing program established by this bill.