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H.R.1535: GAPS Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Janice Hahn, D-Calif.
Total Cosponsors 2 (1 Democrat, 1 Republican)
Introduced April 12, 2013
Latest Major Action April 24, 2013
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Bill Progress

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Bill Summary

Gauging American Port Security Act or the GAPS Act - Directs the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to conduct a study of gaps in U.S. port security and submit to Congress a report (in classified form but with an unclassified annex) that includes a prioritization of such gaps and a plan for addressing them.

Directs the Secretary of DHS to: (1) share relevant information with designated points of contact from federal agencies, state, local, or tribal governments, and port system owners and operators in accordance with rules for the handling of classified information; and (2) help expedite the clearance process if a designated point of contact does not have the necessary security clearance to receive such information.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.
April 12, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.