H.R.4005 - GAPS Act

To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study and report to Congress on gaps in port security in the United States and a plan to address them. view all titles (7)

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  • Official: To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to conduct a study and report to Congress on gaps in port security in the United States and a plan to address them. as introduced.
  • Short: GAPS Act as introduced.
  • Short: Gauging American Port Security Act as introduced.
  • Short: GAPS Act as reported to house.
  • Short: Gauging American Port Security Act as reported to house.
  • Short: GAPS Act as passed house.
  • Short: Gauging American Port Security Act as passed house.

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Result: Passed - June 28, 2012

Roll call number 439 in the House

Question: On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass, as Amended: H R 4005 Gauging American Port Security (GAPS) Act

 

Official Summary

Gauging American Port Security Act or the GAPS Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) 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 p

Official Summary

Gauging American Port Security Act or the GAPS Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to:
(1) 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;
(2) 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
(3) help expedite the clearance process if a designated point of contact does not have the necessary security clearance to receive such information.

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