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H.R. 4581 - Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017

Introduced: 2018-01-10
Bill Status: Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 566.
 

Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017

(Sec. 2) This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations.

DHS shall: (1) make unclassified versions of such best practices available to appropriate countries, including visa waiver program countries; and (2) provide assistance to such countries in implementing such practices.

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Calendar No. 566

115th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 4581

[Report No. 115–334]


    To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, and for other purposes.


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

January 10, 2018

    Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

September 4, 2018

    Reported by Mr. Johnson, with an amendment

[Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic]


AN ACT

    To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, 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 “Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Passenger screening best practices.

(a) In general.—Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations.

(b) Considerations.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, to the greatest extent practicable—

(1) make available to certain countries, including visa waiver program countries under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187), the best practices required under subsection (a); and

(2) provide assistance to such countries in implementing such best practices.

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Passenger screening best practices.

(a) In general.—Not later than 270 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations.

(b) Considerations.—The Secretary of Homeland Security shall, to the greatest extent practicable—

(1) make available to appropriate countries, including visa waiver program countries under section 217 of the Immigration and Nationality Act (8 U.S.C. 1187), unclassified versions of the best practices developed under subsection (a); and

(2) provide assistance to such countries in implementing such best practices.


Calendar No. 566

115th CONGRESS
     2d Session
H. R. 4581
[Report No. 115–334]

AN ACT
    To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations, and for other purposes.

September 4, 2018
    Reported with an amendment

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