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Introduced in Senate (11/06/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. 2077


To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine the actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

November 6, 2017

Mr. Cassidy introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


A BILL

To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine the actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism, and for other purposes.

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 “Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Report on vehicular terrorism.

(a) Definition.—In this section, the term “vehicular terrorism” means an action that uses automotive transportation to inflict violence and intimidation on individuals for a political purpose.

(b) Report.—Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall—

(1) examine the actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat of vehicular terrorism; and

(2) submit to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives a report that contains information relating to the findings and recommendations resulting from that examination.

(c) Contents.—The report required under subsection (b) shall outline—

(1) an examination of the current threat level for vehicular terrorism;

(2) an examination of the actions the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to guard against vehicular terrorism;

(3) an examination of how the threat of vehicular terrorism may be mitigated;

(4) an examination of the extent to which the Department of Homeland Security is doing outreach or training with private sector partners in response to threats of vehicular terrorism; and

(5) an examination of actions Congress can take to help the Department of Homeland Security mitigate the threat of vehicular terrorism.


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