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Public Law No: 116-64 (10/09/2019)

 
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Public Law 116-64
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To require an exercise related to terrorist and foreign fighter travel, 
     and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Oct. 9, 2019 -  [H.R. 1590]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Terrorist and 
Foreign Fighter Travel Exercise Act of 2019.>> 
SECTION 1. <<NOTE: 6 USC 701 note.>>  SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel 
Exercise Act of 2019''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: Coordination.>>  EXERCISE ON TERRORIST AND FOREIGN 
                    FIGHTER TRAVEL.

    (a) In General.--In addition to, or as part of exercise programs 
currently carried out by the Department of Homeland Security, to enhance 
domestic preparedness for and collective response to terrorism, promote 
the dissemination of homeland security information, and test the 
security posture of the United States, the Secretary of Homeland 
Security, through appropriate offices and components of the Department 
and in coordination with the heads of appropriate Federal departments 
and agencies, shall develop and conduct an exercise related to the 
detection and prevention of terrorist and foreign fighter travel.
    (b) Exercise Requirements.--The exercise required under subsection 
(a) shall include--
            (1) a scenario involving--
                    (A) persons traveling from the United States to join 
                or provide material support or resources to a terrorist 
                organization abroad; and
                    (B) terrorist infiltration into the United States, 
                including by United States citizens and foreign 
                nationals;
            (2) coordination with appropriate Federal departments and 
        agencies, foreign governments, and State, local, Tribal, and 
        territorial agencies, including law enforcement agencies and 
        representatives from the National Network of Fusion Centers; and
            (3) coordination with appropriate private sector and 
        community stakeholders.

    (c) Report.-- <<NOTE: Plans. Proposals.>> Not later than 60 days 
after the completion of the exercise required under subsection (a), the 
Secretary of Homeland Security shall, consistent with the protection of 
classified information, submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of 
the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate an after-action report presenting the 
initial findings of such exercise, plans for quickly incorporating 
lessons learned into future operations of the

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Department of Homeland Security, and any proposed legislative changes 
informed by such exercise.

    (d) Definition.--In this section, the term ``material support or 
resources'' has the meaning given such term in section 2339A of title 
18, United States Code.
SEC. 3. EMERGING THREATS IN THE NATIONAL EXERCISE PROGRAM.

    Clause (i) of section 648(b)(2)(A) of the Post-Katrina Emergency 
Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 748(b)(2)) is amended by 
inserting ``and emerging'' after ``credible''.

    Approved October 9, 2019.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1590:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 116-27 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 116-44 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 165 (2019):
            Apr. 1, considered and passed House.
            Sept. 24, considered and passed Senate.

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