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Proposed Federal House Legislation HB4627

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Legislation Overview

Title: Shielding Public Spaces from Vehicular Terrorism Act

Subject: Emergency management: Department of Homeland Security: Higher education: Homeland security: Motor vehicles: Research administration and funding: Research and development: Terrorism: Computer security and identity theft: Congressional oversight: Firearms and explosives: Government studies and investigations: Hybrid, electric, and advanced technology vehicles: Transportation safety and security

Description: Shielding Public Spaces from Vehicular Terrorism Act (Sec. 2) This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to include among the responsibilities of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) research and development to combat emerging terrorist threats, including vehicular attacks. The bill also includes demonstrated expertise in combating emerging terrorist threats, including vehicular attacks, among the criteria for the designation of colleges or universities as centers for homeland security. (Sec. 3) The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall permit the recipient of a grant under the Urban Area Security Initiative or under the State Homeland Security Grant Program to use grant funds to address security vulnerabilities of public spaces, including through the installation of bollards and other target hardening activities. The bill prohibits the use of such grants for the provision to any person of a firearm or training in the use of a firearm. (Sec. 4) DHS shall submit to the congressional homeland security committees a report on potential terrorism vulnerabilities relating to emerging automotive technologies that support driverless vehicles and the threat such vehicles may pose to people in public spaces. Such report shall also compare any public benefit of such vehicles against any vulnerabilities and threats.

Session: 115th Congress

Last Action: Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Last Action Date: June 20, 2018

Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/115th-congress/house-bill/4627/all-info

Sponsors

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4 sponsors: Daniel Donovan (R); Donald Payne (D); Michael McCaul (R); Peter King (R)

History
Chamber Date Action
Senate Jun 20 2018 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
House Jun 19 2018 Mr. Donovan moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
House Jun 19 2018 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
House Jun 19 2018 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5269-5270)
House Jun 19 2018 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4627.
House Jun 19 2018 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5269-5271)
House Jun 14 2018 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 590.
House Jun 14 2018 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-757.
House Jun 6 2018 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Unanimous Consent.
House Jun 6 2018 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
House Jun 6 2018 Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Discharged.
House Jan 3 2018 Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
House Dec 12 2017 Introduced in House
House Dec 12 2017 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
Texts
Type Date Federal Link Text
Introduced Dec 15 2017 federal bill text bill text
Introduced Jun 15 2018 federal bill text bill text
Engrossed Jun 21 2018 federal bill text bill text
Amendments
Title Description Date State Link Text Adopted
There are no amendments to this bill at this time
Committee

Chamber: S

Committee Name: Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs

Votes

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