Summary: H.R.612 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (01/16/2019)

Securing Our Borders and Wilderness Act

This bill amends the Wilderness Act to allow the U.S. Customs and Border Protection to conduct the following activities within a wilderness area for the purpose of securing the international land borders of the United States:

  • access structures, installations, and roads;
  • execute search and rescue operations;
  • use motor vehicles, motorboats, and motorized equipment;
  • conduct patrols on foot and on horseback;
  • use aircraft;
  • deploy tactical infrastructure and technology; or
  • construct and maintain roads and physical barriers.

Any such activity shall be carried out in a manner that protects the wilderness character of the area.