Text: H.R.4761 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Public Law No: 116-254 (12/23/2020)

 
[116th Congress Public Law 254]
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Public Law 116-254
116th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To ensure U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers, agents, and other 
 personnel have adequate synthetic opioid detection equipment, that the 
Department of Homeland Security has a process to update synthetic opioid 
     detection capability, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 23, 
                         2020 -  [H.R. 4761]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: DHS Opioid 
Detection Resilience Act of 2019. 6 USC 211 note.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``DHS Opioid Detection Resilience Act 
of 2019''.
SEC. 2. <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  STRATEGY TO ENSURE DETECTION OF ALL 
                    OPIOID PURITY LEVELS AT PORTS OF ENTRY.

    Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this 
section, the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
shall--
            (1) implement a strategy to ensure deployed chemical 
        screening devices are able to identify in an operational 
        environment narcotics at purity levels less than or equal to 10 
        percent, or provide ports of entry with an alternate method for 
        identifying narcotics at lower purity levels; and
            (2) <<NOTE: Testing.>>  require testing of any new chemical 
        screening devices to understand the abilities and limitations of 
        such devices relating to identifying narcotics at various purity 
        levels before CBP commits to the acquisition of such devices.
SEC. 3. <<NOTE: Deadline. Data.>>  PLAN TO ENSURE OPIOID DETECTION 
                    EQUIPMENT RESILIENCY.

    Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this 
section, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall implement a plan for 
the long-term development of a centralized spectral database for 
chemical screening devices. Such plan shall address the following:
            (1) How newly identified spectra will be collected, stored, 
        and distributed to such devices in their operational 
        environment, including at ports of entry.

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            (2) Identification of parties responsible for updates and 
        maintenance of such database.

    Approved December 23, 2020.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4761:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 116-319, Pt. 1 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 116-244 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental 
Affairs).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD:
                                                        Vol. 165 (2019):
                                    Dec. 9, considered and passed House.
                                                        Vol. 166 (2020):
                                    Dec. 7, considered and passed 
                                        Senate.

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