H.R.4802: Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2014

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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 Richard Hudson, R-N.C.
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced June 5, 2014
Latest Major Action July 23, 2014
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the House on July 3, 2014. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2014 - (Sec. 3) Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security) of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) conduct outreach to all U.S. airports at which the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) performs, or oversees the implementation and performance of, security measures; and (2) give necessary technical assistance to verify that such airports have in place individualized working plans for responding to security incidents inside the airport perimeter, including active shooters, acts of terrorism, and incidents that target passenger-screening checkpoints.

Requires the Assistant Secretary to report to Congress on the outreach findings, including an analysis of the level of preparedness such airports have to respond to such incidents.


(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 23, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
July 22, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 22, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6607)
July 22, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4802.
July 22, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6606-6609)
July 22, 2014 Mr. Hudson moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
July 3, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 384.
July 3, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-512.
June 11, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
June 11, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 11, 2014 Subcommittee on Transportation Security Discharged.
June 9, 2014 Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation Security.
June 5, 2014 Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.