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116th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 3990

 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Operation 
           Stonegarden grant program, and for other purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 25, 2019

  Mr. Guest introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 
                     Committee on Homeland Security

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                                 A BILL


 
 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize the Operation 
           Stonegarden grant program, 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 ``Operation Stonegarden Authorization 
Act''.

SEC. 2. OPERATION STONEGARDEN.

    (a) In General.--Subtitle A of title XX of the Homeland Security 
Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the 
following new section:

``SEC. 2009. OPERATION STONEGARDEN.

    ``(a) Establishment.--There is established in the Department a 
program to be known as `Operation Stonegarden', under which the 
Secretary, acting through the Administrator, shall make grants to 
eligible law enforcement agencies, through the State administrative 
agency, to enhance border security in accordance with this section.
    ``(b) Eligible Recipients.--To be eligible to receive a grant under 
this section, a law enforcement agency--
            ``(1) shall be located in--
                    ``(A) a State bordering Canada or Mexico; or
                    ``(B) a State or territory with a maritime border; 
                and
            ``(2) shall be involved in an active, ongoing, U.S. Customs 
        and Border Protection operation coordinated through a U.S. 
        Border Patrol sector office.
    ``(c) Permitted Uses.--The recipient of a grant under this section 
may use such grant for--
            ``(1) equipment, including maintenance and sustainment 
        costs;
            ``(2) personnel, including overtime and backfill, in 
        support of enhanced border law enforcement activities;
            ``(3) any activity permitted for Operation Stonegarden 
        under the Department of Homeland Security's most recent 
        Homeland Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity; 
        and
            ``(4) any other appropriate activity, as determined by the 
        Administrator, in consultation with the Commissioner of U.S. 
        Customs and Border Protection.
    ``(d) Period of Performance.--The Secretary shall award grants 
under this section to grant recipients for a period of not less than 36 
months.
    ``(e) Report.--For each of the fiscal years 2020 through 2024, the 
Administrator shall 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 on the expenditure of grants made under this section by 
each grant recipient.
    ``(f) Authorization of Appropriations.--There is authorized to be 
appropriated $110,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2020 through 
2024 for grants under this section.''.
    (b) Conforming Amendment.--Subsection (a) of section 2002 of the 
Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 603) is amended to read as 
follows:
    ``(a) Grants Authorized.--The Secretary, through the Administrator, 
may award grants under sections 2003, 2004, and 2009 to State, local, 
and Tribal governments, as appropriate.''.
    (c) Clerical Amendment.--The table of contents in section 1(b) of 
the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the 
item relating to section 2008 the following new item:

``Sec. 2009. Operation Stonegarden.''.
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