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H.R.735: Federal Protective Service Improvement and Accountability 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 Bennie Thompson, D-Miss.
Total Cosponsors 9 (All Democrats)
Introduced Feb. 14, 2013
Latest Major Action March 11, 2013
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Bill Summary

Federal Protective Service Improvement and Accountability Act of 2013 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to maintain no fewer than 1,350 full-time equivalent positions in the Federal Protective Service inspector force, who shall be fully trained federal law enforcement officers. Directs the Secretary to classify the positions in the following categories: (1) Federal Facility Security Officers, responsible for security assessment; and (2) law enforcement officers, responsible for physical law enforcement and investigations. Directs the Secretary to establish: (1) the Federal Protective Service contract oversight force, and (2) minimum training and certification standards for security guard services at facilities protected by the Service.

Expresses the sense of Congress that specified security standards for federal facilities established by the Interagency Security Committee should be implemented for all federal facilities for which they were issued.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
March 11, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight and Management Efficiency.
Feb. 15, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Homeland Security
Feb. 14, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure