Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.R. 2194 (ih) To suspend temporarily the duty on Butralin. [Introduced in House] ...

H.R. 2194 (ih) To suspend temporarily the duty on Butralin. [Introduced in House] ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org








108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2193

   To provide funding for port security enhancements, and for other 
                               purposes.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              May 21, 2003

 Mr. Ose (for himself, Mr. Tierney, Mr. Janklow, Ms. Harman, Mr. Lewis 
 of California, and Mr. Schrock) introduced the following bill; which 
was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and 
  in addition to the Committee on Ways and Means, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration 
  of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
                               concerned

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
   To provide funding for port security enhancements, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Port Security Improvements Act of 
2003''.

SEC. 2. FINDINGS.

    The Congress finds the following:
            (1) After the tragic terrorist events of September 11, 
        2001, the Congress initially focused on improving aviation 
        security and, in November 2001, passed the Aviation and 
        Transportation Security Act (Public Law 107-71). That Act 
        provided deadlines for specific enhancements in aviation 
        security, including for issuance of certain rules governing the 
        conduct of non-Federal parties.
            (2) The Congress then turned its focus to improving port 
        security and, in November 2002, passed the Maritime 
        Transportation Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-295). That 
        Act did not establish deadlines for specific enhancements in 
        port security. For example, there are no statutory deadlines 
        for interim final rules on facility and vessel security and on 
        civil penalties, nor for the rules on transportation security 
        cards.
            (3) The United States maritime transportation system 
        includes more than 300 ports with more than 3,700 cargo and 
        passenger terminals. The top 25 ports account for 98 percent of 
        the more than 6,000,000 container shipments entering United 
        States ports yearly.
            (4) The vast maritime transportation system is particularly 
        susceptible to terrorist attempts to smuggle personnel, weapons 
        of mass destruction, or other dangerous materials into the 
        United States. A large-scale terrorist attack at a United 
        States port could not only cause widespread damage but also 
        seriously affect the United States economy.
            (5) The General Accounting Office found that, during fiscal 
        years 1999, 2000, and 2001, expenditures by 13 Federal agencies 
        for the maritime transportation system averaged about 
        $3,900,000,000 per year. Three agencies accounted for 93 
        percent of these expenditures: the Corps of Engineers, the 
        Coast Guard, and the Customs Service. The cost of Customs 
        Service operations for fiscal years 1999, 2000, and 2001 was 
        $484,200,000, $538,400,000, and $577,200,000, respectively.
            (6) During that same period, 11 Federal agencies collected 
        approximately $1,000,000,000 each year from maritime 
        transportation system users. In addition, customs duties levied 
        on commodities imported through the maritime transportation 
        system averaged approximately $15,200,000,000 each year. In 
        comparison, custom duties levied on commodities imported 
        through the aviation transportation system and highway 
        transportation system averaged approximately $3,700,000,000 and 
        $900,000,000 each year, respectively.
            (7) Many of the needed maritime transportation security 
        improvements will require costly outlays for infrastructure, 
        technology, and personnel. Before September 11, 2001, the 
        Interagency Commission on Crime and Security in United States 
        Seaports estimated that the cost of upgrading security 
        infrastructure at United States ports ranged from $10,000,000 
        to $50,000,000 per port. These estimates could increase 
        dramatically due to new post-September 11 security 
        requirements. For example, for the first $93,300,000 of Federal 
        grant funds for port security made available in a supplemental 
        appropriations Act, the Federal Government received grant 
        applications for almost $700,000,000. For the second round of 
        an expected $105,000,000 of Federal grants with funds made 
        available in such Act, the Federal Government received 
        applications for $997,000,000.
            (8) In December 2002, the Coast Guard published its ``Cost 
        analysis report for vessel, facility, and port security'' 
        (Appendix C to the notice published December 30, 2002 (67 Fed. 
        Reg. 79742), which included its estimates of first-year costs 
        for maritime transportation security improvements of 
        $1,300,000,000, and 10-year costs for such improvements of 
        $6,000,000,000.

SEC. 3. FINANCING PORT SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS.

    (a) Portion of Duties Collected at Ports.--For each fiscal year, 
there shall be available to the Secretary of Homeland Security for port 
security enhancements at each port through which articles transported 
by vessel are unladen for purposes of entering the customs territory of 
the United States, 30 percent of the amount by which duties collected 
during the preceding fiscal year on such articles that so entered 
through that port exceed port security costs incurred at that port 
during the preceding fiscal year.
    (b) Definitions.--In this section--
            (1) the term ``port security enhancements'' means--
                    (A) administrative processing and associated 
                services for increasing port security, including 
                administering the transportation security cards (also 
                known as the Transportation Worker Identification 
                Credential) issued under section 70105 of title 46, 
                United States Code, including background checks and 
                training;
                    (B) physical services (including inspections of 
                cruise passengers, cargo, and empty containers) and 
                certifications;
                    (C) construction and maintenance, including 
                upgrades to security infrastructure; and
                    (D) miscellaneous services;
            (2) the term ``port security costs'' means costs incurred 
        by the Federal Government for the maritime transportation 
        system, including--
                    (A) administrative processing and associated 
                services;
                    (B) physical services, including inspections and 
                certifications;
                    (C) construction and maintenance; and
                    (D) miscellaneous services; and
            (3) the term ``vessel'' has the meaning given that term in 
        section 401 of the Tariff Act of 1930 (19 U.S.C. 1401).
    (c) Period of Application.--Amounts shall be available under 
subsection (a) only for the first five fiscal years beginning after the 
date of the enactment of this Act.

SEC. 4. DEADLINE FOR TRANSPORTATION SECURITY CARD REGULATIONS.

    Notwithstanding section 102 of the Maritime Transportation Security 
Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-295; 116 Stat. 2085; 46 U.S.C. 70101 note), 
the Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is operating--
            (1) shall issue interim final regulations under section 
        70105 of title 46, United States Code, by not later than 6 
        months after the date of the enactment of this Act; and
            (2) shall issue final regulations under that section by not 
        later than 12 months after the date of the enactment of this 
        Act.

SEC. 5. STANDARDIZATION OF SECURITY REQUIREMENTS FOR PORTS, VESSELS AND 
              FACILITIES.

    The Secretary of the department in which the Coast Guard is 
operating shall issue regulations under section 70103 of title 46, 
United States Code, that establish a national minimum set of standard 
security requirements for--
            (1) each port in the United States;
            (2) each facility in a port in the United States; and
            (3) each vessel entering a United States port.
                                 <all>

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.R. 858 (eh) To amend title 11, District of Columbia Code, to extend coverage under the whistleblower protection provisions of the District of Columbia Comprehensive Merit Personnel Act of 1978 to personnel of the courts of the District of Columbia. [Eng...
2 H.R. 20 (eh) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to construct and operate a visitor center for the Upper Delaware Scenic and Recreational River on land owned by the State of New York. [Engrossed in House] ...
3 H.Res. 58 (ih) Providing amounts for the expenses of the Committee on Ways and Means in the One Hundred Sixth Congress. [Introduced in House] ...
4 S.Con.Res. 138 (rfh) Expressing the sense of Congress that a day of peace and sharing should be established at the beginning of each year. [Referred in House] ...
5 S. 3184 (is) To amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to require premarket consultation and approval with respect to genetically engineered foods, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
6 H.R. 1606 (ih) To amend chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, to make certain temporary Federal service creditable for retirement purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
7 H.R. 3485 (ih) To modify the enforcement of certain anti-terrorism judgments, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
8 H.R. 853 (rh) To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide for joint [Reported in House] ...
9 H.Res. 676 (rh) Waiving a requirement of clause 6(a) of rule XIII with respect to consideration of certain resolutions reported from the Committee on Rules. [Reported in House] ...
10 H.R. 3024 (ih) To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to restrict the transmission of unsolicited electronic mail messages. [Introduced in House] ...
11 S. 2675 (is) To establish an Office on Women's Health within the Department of Health and Human Services. [Introduced in Senate] ...
12 S. 1513 (es) For the relief of Jacqueline Salinas and her children Gabriela Salinas, Alejandro Salinas, and Omar Salinas. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
13 H.R. 4286 (enr) To provide for the establishment of the Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge in Bibb County, Alabama. [Enrolled bill] ...
14 H.R. 764 (ih) To reduce the incidence of child abuse and neglect, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
15 H.R. 4919 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
16 H.Res. 359 (rh) Providing for consideration of the bill (H.R. 3196) making appropriations for foreign operations, export financing, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] %%Filename:...
17 S. 2905 (is) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to make improvements to the Medicare+Choice program under part C of the medicare program. [Introduced in Senate] ...
18 H.R. 4318 (rs) To establish the Red River National Wildlife Refuge. [Reported in Senate] ...
19 H.R. 3485 (rh2) To modify the enforcement of certain anti-terrorism judgments, and for other purposes. ...
20 S. 3239 (es) To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to provide special immigrant status for certain United States international broadcasting employees. [Engrossed in Senate] ...
21 S. 1795 (is) To require that before issuing an order, the President shall cite the authority for the order, conduct a cost benefit analysis, provide for public comment, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
22 S. 2947 (is) To encourage respect for the rights of religious and ethnic minorities in Iran, and to deter Iran from supporting international terrorism, and from furthering its weapons of mass destruction programs. [Introduced in Senate] ...
23 H.Res. 404 (ih) Congratulating the people and Governments of Argentina, Chile, Guatemala, and Uruguay for completing their recent and successful democratic national elections. [Introduced in House] ...
24 S. 361 (rs) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to transfer to John R. and Margaret J. Lowe of Big Horn County, Wyoming, certain land so as to correct an error in the patent issued to their predecessors in interest. [Reported in Senate] ...
25 H.R. 1619 (ih) To amend the Quinebaug and Shetucket Rivers Valley National Heritage Corridor Act of 1994 to expand the boundaries of the Corridor. [Introduced in House] ...
26 H.R. 4924 (eh) To establish a 3-year pilot project for the General Accounting Office to report to Congress on economically significant rules of Federal agencies, and for other purposes. [Engrossed in House] ...
27 H.R. 606 (ih) To amend titles 5, 10, and 38, United States Code, to make improvements [Introduced in House] ...
28 H.R. 150 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
29 S.Res. 286 (is) Expressing the sense of the Senate that the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations should hold hearings and the Senate should act on the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). [Intr...
30 S.Res. 248 (is) To designate the week of May 7, 2000, as ``National Correctional Officers and Employees Week''. [Introduced in Senate] ...


Other Documents:

106th Congressional Bills Records and Documents

GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.
House Rules:

104th House Rules
105th House Rules
106th House Rules

Congressional Bills:

104th Congressional Bills
105th Congressional Bills
106th Congressional Bills
107th Congressional Bills
108th Congressional Bills

Supreme Court Decisions

Supreme Court Decisions

Additional

1995 Privacy Act Documents
1997 Privacy Act Documents
1994 Unified Agenda
2004 Unified Agenda

Congressional Documents:

104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents

Congressional Directory:

105th Congressional Directory
106th Congressional Directory
107th Congressional Directory
108th Congressional Directory

Public Laws:

104th Congressional Public Laws
105th Congressional Public Laws
106th Congressional Public Laws
107th Congressional Public Laws
108th Congressional Public Laws

Presidential Records

1994 Presidential Documents
1995 Presidential Documents
1996 Presidential Documents
1997 Presidential Documents
1998 Presidential Documents
1999 Presidential Documents
2000 Presidential Documents
2001 Presidential Documents
2002 Presidential Documents
2003 Presidential Documents
2004 Presidential Documents

Home Executive Judicial Legislative Additional Reference About Privacy