H.R.5441 - Appropriations bill FY2007, Homeland Security
Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes. view all titles (11)
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- Popular: Appropriations bill FY2007, Homeland Security.
- Popular: Homeland Security Department FY2007 Appropriations bill.
- Short: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 as introduced.
- Short: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 as passed house.
- Short: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 as reported to senate.
- Short: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 as passed senate.
- Short: Border Law Enforcement Relief Act of 2006 as passed senate.
- Short: United States Emergency Management Authority Act of 2006 as passed senate.
- Short: Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 as enacted.
- Short: Post-Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 as enacted.
- Official: Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2007, and for other purposes. as introduced.
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Official Summary6/29/2006--Reported to Senate, amended. (There are 2 other summaries)Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 - Title I: Departmental Management and Operations - Makes appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2007 for: (1) the Office of the Secreta
6/29/2006--Reported to Senate, amended. (There are 2 other summaries)
Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2007 - Title I: Departmental Management and Operations - Makes appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY2007 for:
(1) the Office of the Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) and executive management;
(2) the Office of the Under Secretary for Management;
(3) the Office of the Chief Financial Officer;
(4) the Office of the Chief Information Officer;
(5) analysis and operations; and
(6) the Office of Inspector General.
Title II: Security, Enforcement, and Investigations - Makes FY2007 appropriations for:
(1) the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (U.S.-VISIT) project;
(2) Customs and Border Protection (CBP), including for customs and border protection automated systems, technology modernization, air and marine interdiction, operations, maintenance, procurement, and construction;
(3) Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), including for automated systems and construction;
(4) the Federal Protective Service;
(5) the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), including for aviation security, surface transportation security, transportation threat assessment and credentialing, transportation security support, and Federal Air Marshals;
(6) the Coast Guard, including for environmental compliance and restoration, Coast Guard Reserve training, acquisition, construction, and improvements, alteration of bridges, research, development, test, and evaluation, and retired pay; and
(7) the U.S. Secret Service, including for protection, administration, and training, investigations and field operations, and acquisition, construction, and improvement of facilities.
Title III: Preparedness and Recovery - Makes FY2007 appropriations for:
(1) the Office of the Under Secretary for Preparedness, the Office of the Chief Medical Officer, and the Office of National Capital Region Coordination;
(2) the Office for Domestic Preparedness, including for grants to state and local governments for terrorism prevention activities, firefighter assistance grants, emergency management performance grants, the U.S. Fire Administration, training, and infrastructure protection and information security; and
(3) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including for administrative and regional operations, readiness, mitigation, response, and recovery, public health programs, disaster relief, the disaster assistance direct loan program, the Flood Map Modernization Fund, the National Flood Insurance Fund, the National Flood Mitigation Fund, the National Pre-Disaster Mitigation Fund, and an emergency food and shelter program.
States that the aggregate charges assessed during FY2007 for the Radiological Emergency Preparedness Program shall not be less than 100% of the necessary amounts anticipated by DHS. Title IV: Research and Development, Training, and Services - Makes FY2007 appropriations for:
(1) U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services;
(2) the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, including for salaries and expenses, acquisition, construction, and improvements;
(3) the Office of the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, including for management and administration, science and technology research, development, acquisition, and operations; and
(4) the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, including for management and administration, research, development, operations, and systems acquisition. Title V: General Provisions -
(Sec. 504)Provides that none of the funds appropriated to DHS may be used to make payments to the DHS Working Capital Fund except for the activities and amounts allowed in the President's FY2007 budget, excluding sedan and shuttle service, transit subsidy, mail operations, parking, and competitive sourcing.
(Sec. 506)Deems funds made available by this Act for intelligence activities to be specifically authorized by Congress during FY2007 until the enactment of an Act authorizing such activities for FY2007.
(Sec. 507)Directs the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to lead the federal law enforcement training accreditation process to continue the implementation of measuring and assessing the quality and effectiveness of federal law enforcement training programs, facilities, and instructors.
(Sec. 510)Requires the Director of the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center to schedule basic and/or advanced law enforcement training to ensure that all four of its training facilities are operated at highest capacity.
(Sec. 514)Prohibits the use of funds for implementation, on other than on a test basis, of the Secure Flight Program or other passenger prescreening program until the Secretary certifies, and the Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports, that specified requirements (including requirements related to due process rights, the accuracy of search tools, the establishment of an internal oversight board, and safeguards against abuse) have been met. Prohibits:
(1) during testing, using information gathered from passengers, foreign or domestic air carriers, or reservation systems to screen passengers or to delay or deny boarding, except where passenger names are matched to a government watch list; and
(2) utilizing funds to develop algorithms assigning risk to passengers whose names are not on such lists or for data or a database obtained from or under the control of a non-federal entity.
(Sec. 515)Prohibits the use of funds to:
(1) amend the oath of allegiance required for naturalization;
(2) process or approve a competition under Office of Management and Budget Circular A-76 for services provided as of June 1, 2004, by DHS Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services Immigration Information Officers, Contact Representatives, or Investigative Assistants; and
(3) make Secret Service funds available for the protection of persons other than the Secretary and those granted protection under the federal criminal code.
(1) the Secretary to develop standards and protocols for increasing the use of explosive detection equipment to screen air cargo, and research, develop, and procure new technologies to inspect and screen air cargo carried on passenger aircraft at the earliest date possible; and
(2) TSA to report air cargo inspection statistics (within 15 days of the close of each quarter of the fiscal year) to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees, by airport and air carrier, including reasons for noncompliance with requirements to triple the percentage of cargo inspected on passenger aircraft (within 45 days after the end of the quarter).
(Sec. 520)Prohibits the use of any funds available for the transportation worker identification credential program to develop a personalized system that is executed without fair and open competition for both the implementation and production of the program and identification cards. Requires TSA to certify to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees by December 1, 2006, that such competition has been achieved.
(Sec. 524)Requires the Secretary to:
(1) report to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees on progress that DHS has made in implementing requirements involving information on current procedures regarding access to sensitive security information (SSI) by civil litigants, and the security risks and benefits of any proposed changes; and
(2) revise DHS MD 11056 to provide that when a lawful request is made to publicly release a document containing information designated as SSI, the document shall be reviewed in a timely manner to determine whether any information contained in the document meets the criteria for continued SSI protection and to provide that all portions that no longer require SSI designation be released subject to applicable law.
(Sec. 526)Continues the DHS Working Capital Fund's operations during FY2007.
(Sec. 527)Rescinds specified unobligated balances of the Counterterrorism Fund.
(Sec. 531)Directs the Secretary to consider the Hancock County Port and Harbor Commission in Mississippi eligible under the FEMA Public Assistance Program for all costs incurred for dredging from navigation channel in Little Lake, Louisiana, sediment deposited as a result of Hurricane George in 1998.
(Sec. 532)Requires DHS, in approving standards for state and local emergency preparedness operational plans, to account for the needs of individuals with household pets and service animals before, during, and following a major disaster or emergency.
(Sec. 536)Prohibits the use of specified funds for expenditure for the Office of the Federal Coordinator for Gulf Coast Rebuilding effective October 1, 2006, unless the Senate and House Appropriations Committees receive a reprogramming notification for FY2006 and a budget request and expenditure plan for FY2007 for the office.
(Sec. 538)Amends the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to require that the plan (developed by the Secretary to require documents sufficient to denote identity and citizenship for travel into the United States by U.S. citizens and by categories of individuals for whom documentation requirements have previously been waived under the Immigration and Nationality Act on the basis of reciprocity with respect to nationals of foreign contiguous territory or adjacent islands and residents thereof having a common nationality with such nationals) be implemented not later than the earlier of three months after the Secretary and the Secretary of State make the certification below or June 1, 2009.
Directs such Secretaries to jointly certify to the Senate and House Appropriations Committees that, prior to implementing this section:
(1) the National Institutes of Standards and Technology (NIST) has certified that the card architecture meets the International Organization for Standardization ISO 14443 security standards, or justifies a deviation from such standard;
(2) the technology to be used by the United States for the passport card and any subsequent change to that technology has been shared with the governments of Canada and Mexico;
(3) an agreement has been reached with the U.S. Postal Service on the fee to be charged individuals for the passport card, and a detailed justification has been submitted to the Committees;
(4) an alternative procedure has been developed for groups of children traveling across an international border under adult supervision with parental consent;
(5) the necessary technological infrastructure to process the passport cards has been installed, and all employees at ports of entry have been properly trained in the use of the new technology;
(6) the passport card has been made available for the purpose of international travel by U.S. citizens through land and sea ports of entry between the United States and Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Bermuda; and
(7) a single implementation date for sea and land borders has been established.
(Sec. 539)Authorizes the city of Cuero, Texas, to use funds received under a FEMA unmet needs grant until September 30, 2007.
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