HR.720 - Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act Of 2015

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2/10/2015--Passed House without amendment. (This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary has been expanded because action occurred on the measure.) Gerardo Hernandez Airport Security Act of 2015

(Sec. 3) Directs the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security (Transportation Security) of the Department of Homeland Security to: (1) conduct outreach to all U.S. airports at which the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) performs, or oversees the implementation and performance of, security measures; and (2) give necessary technical assistance to verify that such airports have in place individualized working plans for responding to security incidents inside the airport perimeter, including active shooters, acts of terrorism, and incidents that target passenger-screening checkpoints. Requires the Assistant Secretary to report to Congress on the outreach findings, including an analysis of the level of preparedness such airports have to respond to such incidents.

(Sec. 4) Requires the Assistant Secretary to: (1) identify best practices that exist across airports for security incident planning, management, and training; and (2) establish a mechanism through which to share those best practices with other airport operatorS nationwide.

(Sec. 5) Requires the Assistant Secretary also to: (1) certify annually to specified congressional committees that all screening personnel have participated in practical training exercises for active shooter scenarios, and (2) analyze for those same committees how TSA can use cost savings achieved through efficiencies to increase over the next five fiscal years the funding available for checkpoint screening law enforcement support reimbursable agreements.

(Sec. 7) Declares that no additional appropriations are authorized to carry out this Act. Requires this Act to be carried oUt using amounts otherwise available.

(Sec. 8) Requires the Assistant Secretary to review the interoperable communications capabilities of law enforcement, fire, and medical personnel responsible for responding to security incidents at all U.S. airports at which the TSA performs, or oversees the implementation and performance of, security measures.

Committee On Commerce, Science, And Transportation. Ordered To Be Reported With An Amendment In The Nature Of A Substitute Favorably.
February 26th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Read Twice And Referred To The Committee On Commerce, Science, And Transportation.
February 12th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Received In The Senate.
February 11th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Motion To Reconsider Laid On The Table Agreed To Without Objection.
February 10th 2015 @ 7:08 PM

On Motion To Suspend The Rules And Pass The Bill Agreed To By The Yeas And Nays: (2/3 Required): 411 - 1 (roll No. 70).
February 10th 2015 @ 7:08 PM

Considered As Unfinished Business.
February 10th 2015 @ 7:00 PM

At The Conclusion Of Debate, The Yeas And Nays Were Demanded And Ordered. Pursuant To The Provisions Of Clause 8, Rule Xx, The Chair Announced That Further Proceedings On The Motion Would Be Postponed.
February 10th 2015 @ 5:32 PM

Debate - The House Proceeded With Forty Minutes Of Debate On H.r. 720.
February 10th 2015 @ 5:18 PM

Considered Under Suspension Of The Rules.
February 10th 2015 @ 5:18 PM

Mr. Katko Moved To Suspend The Rules And Pass The Bill.
February 10th 2015 @ 5:18 PM

Referred To The Subcommittee On Transportation Security.
February 9th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The House Committee On Homeland Security.
February 4th 2015 @ 12:00 AM

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