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H.R.68: Chemical Facility Security Improvement Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Sheila Jackson-Lee, D-Texas
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 3, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 12, 2013
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Bill Summary

Chemical Facility Security Improvement Act of 2013 - Prohibits federal funds from being used by the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to approve a site security plan for a chemical facility unless the facility meets or exceeds security standards and requirements to protect it against terrorist acts established by the state or local government for the area where it is located.

Amends the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 to: (1) repeal a provision prohibiting the Secretary from disapproving a site security plan based on the presence or absence of a particular security measure, (2) require vulnerability assessments and site security plans to be treated as sensitive security information, and (3) repeal a provision limiting to the Secretary any right of action against a chemical facility owner or operator to enforce security measures.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 12, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Security Technologies.
Jan. 4, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security
Jan. 3, 2013 Referred to House Energy and Commerce