H.R.5604 - SAFE Truckers Act of 2006

To require motor vehicle operators transporting security sensitive material in commerce to obtain a permit from the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. view all titles (3)

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  • Short: SAFE Truckers Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Short: Screening Applied Fairly and Equitably to Truckers Act of 2006 as introduced.
  • Official: To require motor vehicle operators transporting security sensitive material in commerce to obtain a permit from the Secretary of Homeland Security, and for other purposes. as introduced.

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Official Summary

Screening Applied Fairly and Equitably to Truckers Act of 2006 or the SAFE Truckers Act of 2006 - Amends the Homeland Security Act 2002 to prohibit an individual from operating a motor vehicle in commerce while transporting a security sensitive material, unless the operator of the motor veh

Official Summary

Screening Applied Fairly and Equitably to Truckers Act of 2006 or the SAFE Truckers Act of 2006 - Amends the Homeland Security Act 2002 to prohibit an individual from operating a motor vehicle in commerce while transporting a security sensitive material, unless the operator of the motor vehicle holds a security sensitive material permit issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security. Prohibits a person from offering a security sensitive material for transportation by motor vehicle or causing the transportation of such material by motor vehicle, unless the operator of the motor vehicle holds a security sensitive material permit issued by the Secretary of Homeland Security. Requires the Secretary to conduct a fingerprint-based background records check before issuing a security sensitive material permit to an individual. Allows the Secretary to issue a security sensitive material permit to an individual as an integrated component of a transportation security card. Sets forth both civil and criminal penalties for persons who violate the requirements of this Act. Prohibits a motor vehicle registered in Mexico or Canada from transporting security sensitive material in U.S. commerce until the operator of the motor vehicle has undergone a similar background records check. Establishes task forces on:
(1) highway security;
(2) disqualifying crimes; and
(3) redundant background checks.

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