H.R.1210: Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act

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Sponsor Jackie Speier, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced March 15, 2013
Latest Major Action March 27, 2013
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Bill Summary

Mass Transit Intelligence Prioritization Act - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to make it a priority to assign DHS officers and intelligence analysts, including from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), to participating state and urban area fusion centers located in high-risk jurisdictions with mass transit systems to enhance security of such systems by assisting law enforcement authorities in identifying, investigating, and otherwise interdicting persons, weapons, and contraband that pose a threat to homeland security.

Makes it a primary responsibility of such officers and analysts to create mass transit intelligence products that: (1) assist law enforcement agencies in deploying their resources most efficiently to help detect and interdict terrorists, weapons of mass destruction, and contraband at U.S. mass transit systems; (2) promote more consistent and timely dissemination of mass transit securit...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 27, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism and Intelligence.
March 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.