H.R.1455: Contract Screener Reform and Accountability Act

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
Total Cosponsors 3 (All Democrats)
Introduced April 10, 2013
Latest Major Action April 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Contract Screener Reform and Accountability Act - Repeals the authority of Under Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration [TSA]) to waive the requirement that a private screening company be owned and controlled by a U.S. citizen for any company that is a U.S. subsidiary of a foreign-owned corporation that has implemented a foreign ownership, control, or influence mitigation plan approved by the Defense Security Service of the Department of Defense (DOD).

Repeals the requirement that an airport operator, when submitting an application for a private screening company at the airport, to recommend to the Under Secretary which company would best serve the airport's security screening and passenger needs.

Prohibits the Under Secretary from: (1) entering a screening services contract that would allow for a subcontractor to perform such services, or (2) providing funding (for bonuses or other awards) to any private screening company in excess o...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
April 10, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.