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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2376

   To prevent and respond to terrorism and crime at or through ports.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                              June 5, 2003

    Ms. Millender-McDonald introduced the following bill; which was 
  referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the 
 Committees on Transportation and Infrastructure, and 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 prevent and respond to terrorism and crime at or through ports.

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

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``Anti-Terrorism and 
Port Security Act of 2003''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:
Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.
 TITLE I--DETERRING AND PUNISHING TERRORISM AND CRIME AT UNITED STATES 
                                 PORTS

Sec. 101. Destruction or interference with vessels or maritime 
                            facilities.
Sec. 102. Criminal sanctions for placement of destructive devices or 
                            substances in United States jurisdictional 
                            waters.
Sec. 103. Piracy and privateering.
Sec. 104. Use of a dangerous weapon or explosive on a passenger vessel.
Sec. 105. Sanctions for failure to heave to and for obstruction of 
                            boarding and providing false information.
Sec. 106. Criminal sanctions for violence against maritime navigation.
Sec. 107. Criminal sanctions for malicious dumping.
Sec. 108. Attorney general to coordinate port-related crime data 
                            collection.
  TITLE II--PROTECTING UNITED STATES PORTS AGAINST TERRORISM AND CRIME

                     Subtitle A--General Provision

Sec. 201. Definitions.
                     Subtitle B--Security Authority

Sec. 211. Designated security authority.
                 Subtitle C--Securing the Supply Chain

Sec. 221. Manifest requirements.
Sec. 222. Penalties for inaccurate manifest.
Sec. 223. Shipment profiling plan.
Sec. 224. Inspection of merchandise at foreign facilities.
            Subtitle D--Security of Seaports and Containers

Sec. 231. Seaport security requirements.
Sec. 232. Seaport security cards.
Sec. 233. Securing sensitive information.
Sec. 234. Container security.
Sec. 235. Office and inspection facilities.
Sec. 236. Security grants to seaports.
                        TITLE III--AUTHORIZATION

Sec. 301. Authorization of appropriations.

 TITLE I--DETERRING AND PUNISHING TERRORISM AND CRIME AT UNITED STATES 
                                 PORTS

SEC. 101. DESTRUCTION OR INTERFERENCE WITH VESSELS OR MARITIME 
              FACILITIES.

    (a) In General.--Title 18, United States Code, is amended by 
inserting after chapter 65 the following:

                     ``CHAPTER 66--MARITIME VESSELS

``Sec.
``1371. Jurisdiction and scope.
``1372. Destruction of vessel or maritime facility.
``1373. Imparting or conveying false information.
``Sec. 1371 Jurisdiction and scope
    ``(a) In General.--There is jurisdiction under section 3231 over an 
offense under this chapter if--
            ``(1) the prohibited activity takes place within the United 
        States, or in waters or submerged lands thereunder subject to 
        the jurisdiction of the United States; or
            ``(2) the prohibited activity takes place outside the 
        United States, and--
                    ``(A) an offender or a victim of the prohibited 
                activity is a citizen of the United States;
                    ``(B) a citizen of the United States was on board a 
                vessel to which this chapter applies; or
                    ``(C) the prohibited activity involves a vessel of 
                the United States.
    ``(b) Applicability.--Nothing in this chapter shall apply to 
otherwise lawful activities carried out by, or at the direction of, the 
United States Government.
``Sec. 1372. Destruction of vessel or maritime facility
    ``(a) Offenses.--It shall be unlawful for any person--
            ``(1) to willfully--
                    ``(A) set fire to, damage, destroy, disable, or 
                wreck any vessel; or
                    ``(B) place or cause to be placed a destructive 
                device or destructive substance in, upon, or in 
                proximity to, or otherwise make or cause to be made an 
                unworkable or unusable or hazardous to work or use, any 
                vessel (as defined in section 3 of title 1), or any 
                part or other materials used or intended to be used in 
                connection with the operation of a vessel; or
                    ``(C) set fire to, damage, destroy, disable, or 
                displace a destructive device or destructive substance 
                in, upon, or in proximity to, any maritime facility, 
                including any aid to navigation, lock, canal, or vessel 
                traffic service facility or equipment, or interfere by 
                force or violence with the operation of such maritime 
facility, if such action is likely to endanger the safety of any vessel 
in navigation;
                    ``(D) set fire to, damage, destroy, disable, or 
                place a destructive device or destructive substance in, 
                upon, or in proximity to any appliance, structure, 
                property, machine, apparatus, or any facility or other 
                material used or intended to be used in connection with 
                the operation, maintenance, loading, unloading, or 
                storage of any vessel or any passenger or cargo carried 
                on, or intended to be carried on, any vessel;
                    ``(E) perform an act of violence against or 
                incapacitate an individual on a vessel, if such act of 
                violence or incapacitation is likely to endanger the 
                safety of the vessel or those on board;
                    ``(F) perform an act of violence against a person 
                that causes or is likely to cause serious bodily injury 
                in, upon, or in proximity to any appliance, structure, 
                property, machine, apparatus, or any facility or other 
                material used or intended to be used in connection with 
                the operation, maintenance, loading, unloading, or 
                storage of any vessel or any passenger or cargo carried 
                or intended to be carried on any vessel; or
                    ``(G) communicate information, knowing the 
                information to be false and under circumstances in 
                which such information may reasonably be believed, 
                thereby endangering the safety of any vessel in 
                navigation; or
            ``(2) to attempt or conspire to do anything prohibited 
        under paragraph (1).
    ``(b) Penalty.--Any person who--
            ``(1) violates subparagraph (A) or (B) of subsection (a)(1) 
        shall be fined in accordance with this title or imprisoned for 
        a maximum life imprisonment term, or both, and if death 
        results, shall be subject to the death penalty; and
            ``(2) violates subsection (a)(2) or subparagraph (C), (D), 
        (E), (F), or (G) of subsection (a)(1) shall be fined in 
        accordance with this title or imprisoned not more than 20 
        years, or both.
    ``(c) Additional Penalties.--Any person who is fined or imprisoned 
in accordance with subsection (b) for an offense that involved a vessel 
that, at the time the violation occurred, carried high-level 
radioactive waste or spent nuclear fuel shall be fined in accordance 
with this title or imprisoned for not less than 30 years, or for life.
    ``(d) Threatened Offense.--Any person who willfully imparts or 
conveys any threat to do an act which would violate this chapter, with 
an apparent determination and will to carry out the threat, shall be--
            ``(1) fined in accordance with this title or imprisoned not 
        more than 5 years, or both; and
            ``(2) liable for all costs incurred as a result of such 
        threat.
    ``(e) Definitions.--For purposes of this section--
            ``(1) the term `destructive device' has the meaning as such 
        term in section 921(a)(4);
            ``(2) the term `destructive substance' has the meaning as 
        such term in section 31;
            ``(3) the term `high-level radioactive waste' has the 
        meaning as such term in section 2(12) of the Nuclear Waste 
        Policy Act of 1982 (42 U.S.C. 10101(12));
            ``(4) the term `serious bodily injury' has the meaning as 
        such term in section 1365(g); and
            ``(5) the term `spent nuclear fuel' has the meaning as such 
        term in section 2(23) of the Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 
        (42 U.S.C. 10101(23)).
``Sec. 1373. Imparting or conveying false information
    ``(a) In General.--Any person who imparts or conveys, or causes to 
be imparted or conveyed, false information, knowing the information to 
be false, concerning an attempt or alleged attempt being made or to be 
made, to do any act that is an offense under this chapter or chapter 2, 
97, or 111, shall be subject to a civil penalty of not more than 
$5,000, which shall be recoverable in a civil action brought in the 
name of the United States.
    ``(b) Increased Penalty.--Any person who willfully and maliciously, 
or with reckless disregard for the safety of human life, imparts or 
conveys, or causes to be imparted or conveyed, false information, 
knowing the information to be false, concerning an attempt or alleged 
attempt being made by or to be made, to do any act that is an offense 
under this chapter or chapter 2, 97, or 111, shall be fined in 
accordance with this title or imprisoned not more than 5 years, or 
both.''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of chapters at 
the beginning of title 18, is amended by inserting after the item 
relating to chapter 65 the following:

``66. Maritime Vessels......................................    1371''.

SEC. 102. CRIMINAL SANCTIONS FOR PLACEMENT OF DESTRUCTIVE DEVICES OR 
              SUBSTANCES IN UNITED STATES JURISDICTIONAL WATERS.

    (a) In General.--Chapter 111 of title 18, United States Code, is 
amended by inserting after section 2280 the following:
``Sec. 2280A. Devices or substances in waters of the United States 
              likely to destroy or damage ships
    ``(a) In General.--Any person who knowingly places or causes to be 
placed in waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, by 
any means, a device or substance that is likely to destroy or cause 
damage to a ship or its cargo, or cause interference with the safe 
navigation of vessels or interference with maritime commerce, such as 
by damaging or destroying marine terminals, facilities, and any other 
maritime structure or entity used in maritime commerce, with the intent 
of causing such destruction or damage--
            ``(1) shall be fined in accordance with this title and 
        imprisoned for any term of years or for life; and
            ``(2) if the death of any person results from conduct 
        prohibited under this section, may be punished by death.
    ``(b) Applicability.--Nothing in this section shall be construed to 
apply to otherwise lawfully authorized and conducted activities of the 
United States Government.''.
    (b) Technical and Conforming Amendment.--The table of sections for 
chapter 111 of title 18, United States Code, is amended by inserting 
after the item relating to section 2280 the following:

``2280A. Devices or substances in waters of the United States likely to 
                            destroy or damage ships.''.

SEC. 103. PIRACY AND PRIVATEERING.

    Chapter 81 of title 18, United States Code, is amended to read as 
follows:

                 ``CHAPTER 81--PIRACY AND PRIVATEERING

``Sec.
``1651. Piracy.
``1652. Crimes against United States persons or property on board a 
                            ship or maritime structure.
``1653. Crimes against persons on board a ship or maritime structure 
                            within the territorial jurisdiction of the 
                            United States.
``1654. Crimes by United States citizens or resident aliens.
``1655. Privateering.
``1656. Theft or conversion of vessel, maritime structure, cargo, or 
                            effects.
``1657. Intentional wrecking or plunder of a vessel, maritime 
                            structure, cargo, or effects.
``1658. Knowing receipt of an illegally acquired vessel, maritime 
                            structure, cargo, or effects.
``1659. Attempts.
``1660. Accessories.
``1661. Inapplicability to United States Government activities.
``Sec. 1651. Piracy
    ``Any person who commits the crime of piracy and is afterwards 
brought into, or found in, the United States shall be imprisoned for 
life.
``Sec. 1652. Crimes against United States persons or property on board 
              a ship or maritime structure
    ``Any person who commits any illegal act of violence, detention, or 
depredation against the United States, including any vessel of the 
United States, citizen of the United States, any commercial structure 
owned in whole or in part by a United States citizen or resident alien, 
or any United States citizen or resident alien, or the property of that 
citizen or resident alien, on board a ship or maritime structure and is 
afterwards brought into or found in the United States, shall be fined 
in accordance with this title or imprisoned not more than 20 years, or 
both.
``Sec. 1653. Crimes against persons on board a ship or maritime 
              structure within the territorial jurisdiction of the 
              United States
    ``Any person who commits any illegal act of violence, detention, or 
depredation against an individual on board a ship or maritime 
structure, or the property of that individual, in waters or submerged 
lands thereunder, subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, 
shall be fined in accordance with this title or imprisoned not more 

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