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Short Titles

Short Titles - House of Representatives

Short Titles as Passed House

Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017

Short Titles as Reported to House

Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017

Short Titles as Introduced

Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017

Official Titles

Official Titles - House of Representatives

Official Title as Introduced

To establish a working group to determine ways to develop a domestic canine breeding network to produce high quality explosives detection canines, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
01/09/2018Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: CR H32-33)
01/09/2018Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-488.
12/06/2017Introduced in House

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber All Actions
01/10/2018SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
01/09/2018-12:39pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/09/2018-12:38pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H32-33)
01/09/2018-12:29pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4577.
01/09/2018-12:29pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H32-34)
01/09/2018-12:29pmHouseMr. Rogers (AL) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
01/09/2018HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 362.
01/09/2018HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-488.
12/13/2017HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
12/13/2017HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
12/06/2017HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
12/06/2017HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (2)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
House Homeland Security12/06/2017 Referred to
12/13/2017 Markup by
01/09/2018 Reported by H. Rept. 115-488
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation01/10/2018 Referred to

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Passed House amended (01/09/2018)

Domestic Explosives Detection Canine Capacity Building Act of 2017

(Sec. 3) This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a working group to determine ways to develop a decentralized domestic canine breeding network to produce high quality explosives detection canines and modernize canine training standards.

The working group shall be comprised of representatives from the TSA, the Science and Technology Directorate of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), national domestic canine associations with expertise in breeding and pedigree, universities with expertise related to explosives detection canines and canine breeding, and domestic canine breeders and vendors.

The working group shall submit to the TSA preliminary behavioral standards, medical standards, and technical standards for the domestic canine breeding network and canine training, including recommendations on how the TSA can engage stakeholders to further the development of such network and training. The TSA shall submit a strategy for expanding the network based on such recommendations.

The TSA, in developing the strategy, must consult with other DHS officials to incorporate mission needs across DHS for an expanded domestic explosives detection canine breeding network that can be leveraged to help meet DHS's operational needs. The working group shall terminate two years after submitting the strategy.

(Sec. 4) The TSA shall issue baseline behavioral standards, medical standards, and technical standards for explosives detection canines. Such standards shall be incorporated into all statements of work for the TSA explosives detection canine contracts and reflect the detection capabilities required to effectively mitigate terrorist threats.

(Sec. 5) The requirements of the Federal Advisory Committee Act shall not apply to the working group.