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Referred in Senate (10/15/2019)


116th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3691


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

October 15, 2019

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation


AN ACT

To require the TSA to develop a plan to ensure that TSA material disseminated in major airports can be better understood by more people accessing such airports, 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 “TSA Reaching Across Nationalities, Societies, and Languages to Advance Traveler Education Act” or the “TRANSLATE Act”.

SEC. 2. Plan.

(a) In general.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a plan to ensure that TSA material disseminated in major airports can be better understood by more people accessing such airports.

(b) Contents.—The plan required under subsection (a) shall include the following:

(1) An identification of the most common languages other than English that are the primary languages of individuals that travel through or work in each major airport.

(2) A plan to improve—

(A) TSA materials to communicate information in languages identified pursuant to paragraph (1); and

(B) the communication of TSA material to individuals with vision or hearing impairments or other possible barriers to understanding such material.

(c) Considerations.—In developing the plan required under subsection (a), the Administrator of the TSA, acting through the Office of Civil Rights and Liberties, Ombudsman and Traveler Engagement of the TSA, shall take into consideration data regarding the following:

(1) International enplanement.

(2) Local populations surrounding major airports.

(d) Implementation.—Not later than 180 days after the submission of the plan required under subsection (a), the Administrator of the TSA shall implement such plan.

(e) GAO review.—Not later than 1 year after the implementation pursuant to subsection (d) of the plan required under subsection (a), the Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a review of such implementation.

(f) Definitions.—In this section:

(1) AIRPORT.—The term “airport” has the meaning given such term in section 40102 of title 49, United States Code.

(2) MAJOR AIRPORTS.—The term “major airports” means Category X and Category I airports.

(3) TSA MATERIAL.—The term “TSA material” means signs, videos, audio messages, websites, press releases, social media postings, and other communications published and disseminated by the Administrator of the TSA in Category X and Category I airports.

Passed the House of Representatives September 26, 2019.

    Attest: cheryl l. johnson,   
    Clerk

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