S.2412 - 9/11 Commission Recommendations Implementation Act of 2006

A bill to address homeland security issues relating to first responders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the use of technology, Federal, State, and local coordination, and critical infrastructure, and for other purposes. view all titles (2)

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  • Short: 9/11 Commission Recommendations Implementation Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Official: A bill to address homeland security issues relating to first responders, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the use of technology, Federal, State, and local coordination, and critical infrastructure, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Joseph Biden

D-DE

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Official Summary

9/11 Commission Recommendations Implementation Act of 2006 - Authorizes appropriations, including for: (1) FY2007 for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services; (2) FY2007-FY2017 for the State Homeland Security Grant Pr

Official Summary

9/11 Commission Recommendations Implementation Act of 2006 - Authorizes appropriations, including for:
(1) FY2007 for the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program and the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services;
(2) FY2007-FY2017 for the State Homeland Security Grant Program, the Urban Area Security Initiative Grant Program, and the Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program; and
(3) FY2007-FY20011 for the addition of more Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents, grants for interoperable communications technology, Northeast Corridor fire and life-safety improvements, and consolidation of terrorist watch lists. Requires a review and update of the national response plan to coordinate a state and local response within eight to 24 hours after a natural disaster or terrorist attack. Requires:
(1) a critical infrastructure vulnerability assessment, including comprehensive threat reduction recommendations for each critical area; and
(2) a vulnerability assessment of freight and passenger rail transportation, including a northern border rail report and development of specific prioritized recommendations for improving rail security. Requires the issuance of regulations that establish a national, risk-based policy for extremely hazardous materials transported by rail or being stored. Sets forth transportation related whistleblower protection provisions. Authorizes appropriations for FY2007-FY2011 for:
(1) grants for improving the security of chemical plants and ports; and
(2) screening of all checked passenger luggage and cargo on commercial flights.

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