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Public Law No: 115-230 (08/02/2018)

 
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Public Law 115-230
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To restrict the department in which the Coast Guard is operating from 
    implementing any rule requiring the use of biometric readers for 
   biometric transportation security cards until after submission to 
  Congress of the results of an assessment of the effectiveness of the 
  transportation security card program. <<NOTE: Aug. 2, 2018 -  [H.R. 
                                5729]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Transportation 
Worker Identification Credential Accountability Act of 2018.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential Accountability Act of 2018''.
SEC. 2. RESTRICTION ON IMPLEMENTATION OF TRANSPORTATION WORKER 
                    IDENTIFICATION CREDENTIAL BIOMETRIC READER 
                    RULE.

    The department in which the Coast Guard is operating may not 
implement the rule entitled ``Transportation Worker Identification 
Credential (TWIC)-Reader Requirements'' (81 Fed. Reg. 57651), and may 
not propose or issue a notice of proposed rulemaking for any revision to 
such rule except to extend its effective date, or for any other rule 
requiring the use of biometric readers for biometric transportation 
security cards under section 70105(k)(3) of title 46, United States 
Code, before the end of the 60-day period beginning on the date of the 
submission under paragraph (5) of section 1(b) of Public Law 114-278 
(130 Stat. 1411 to 1412) of the results of the assessment required by 
that section.
SEC. 3. PROGRESS UPDATES.

    Not later <<NOTE: Deadlines. Reports.>>  than 30 days after the date 
of the enactment of this Act, and every 90 days thereafter until the 
submission under paragraph (5) of section 1(b) of Public Law 114-278 
(130 Stat. 1411 et seq.) of the results of the assessment required by 
that section, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall report to the 
Committee on Homeland Security and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate regarding the 
implementation of that section.

    Approved August 2, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 5729:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-790, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
            July 10, considered and passed House.
            July 26, considered and passed Senate.

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