Home > 106th Congressional Bills > H.R. 4915 (ih) To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of handguns and for a record of sale system for handguns, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...

H.R. 4915 (ih) To provide for the implementation of a system of licensing for purchasers of handguns and for a record of sale system for handguns, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...


Google
 
Web GovRecords.org








108th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 4914

  To amend title 49, United States Code, to clarify the importance of 
   utilizing existing, as well as emerging, biometric technology to 
improve aviation security, including airport perimeter access security.


_______________________________________________________________________


                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 22, 2004

Mr. Mica (for himself, Mr. DeFazio, Mr. Young of Alaska, Mr. Oberstar, 
Mr. Holden, Mrs. Tauscher, Ms. Corrine Brown of Florida, Mr. Lipinski, 
 Mr. Ehlers, Mr. Pearce, Mr. Baker, Mr. Shuster, Ms. Norton, Mr. Moran 
   of Kansas, Mr. Matheson, Mr. Duncan, Mr. Rahall, Mr. Capuano, Mr. 
  LoBiondo, Mr. Chocola, Mr. Pascrell, Mr. Isakson, Mr. Beauprez, Mr. 
    Hayes, Mr. Kennedy of Minnesota, Mr. Bachus, Mr. Doolittle, Mr. 
   Rehberg, Mr. Graves, Mr. Boozman, Mr. Gerlach, and Mr. Mario Diaz-
Balart of Florida) introduced the following bill; which was referred to 
           the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
  To amend title 49, United States Code, to clarify the importance of 
   utilizing existing, as well as emerging, biometric technology to 
improve aviation security, including airport perimeter access security.

    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 ``Aviation Biometric Technology 
Utilization Act''.

SEC. 2. USE OF BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY.

    Section 44903(h) of title 49, United States Code, is amended--
            (1) in paragraph (4)(E) by striking ``may provide for'' and 
        inserting ``shall issue, not later than 4 months after the date 
        of enactment of the Aviation Biometric Technology Utilization 
        Act, guidance for''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(5) Use of biometric technology in airport access control 
        systems.--In issuing guidance under paragraph (4)(E), the Under 
        Secretary, in consultation with representatives of the aviation 
        industry, shall establish at a minimum--
                    ``(A) comprehensive technical and operational 
                system requirements and performance standards for the 
                use of biometrics in airport access control systems 
                (including airport perimeter access control systems) to 
                ensure that the biometric systems are effective, 
                reliable, and secure;
                    ``(B) procedures for implementing biometric 
                systems--
                            ``(i) to ensure that individuals do not use 
                        an assumed identity to enroll in a biometric 
                        system; and
                            ``(ii) to resolve failures to enroll, false 
                        matches, and false non-matches; and
                    ``(C) best practices for incorporating biometric 
                technology into airport access control systems in the 
                most effective manner, including a process to best 
                utilize existing airport access control systems, 
                facilities, and equipment and existing data networks 
                connecting airports.
            ``(6) Use of biometric technology for law enforcement 
        officer travel.--
                    ``(A) In general.--Not later than December 31, 
                2004, the Under Secretary shall--
                            ``(i) establish a law enforcement officer 
                        travel credential that incorporates biometrics 
                        and is uniform across all Federal, State, and 
                        local government law enforcement agencies;
                            ``(ii) establish a process by which the 
                        travel credential will be used to verify the 
                        identity of a Federal, State, or local 
                        government law enforcement officer seeking to 
                        carry a weapon on board an aircraft, without 
                        unnecessarily disclosing to the public that the 
                        individual is a law enforcement officer;
                            ``(iii) establish procedures--
                                    ``(I) to ensure that only Federal, 
                                State, and local government law 
                                enforcement officers are issued the 
                                travel credential;
                                    ``(II) to resolve failures to 
                                enroll, false matches, and false non-
                                matches relating to use of the travel 
                                credential; and
                                    ``(III) to invalidate any travel 
                                credential that is lost, stolen, or no 
                                longer authorized for use;
                            ``(iv) begin issuance of the travel 
                        credential to each Federal, State, and local 
                        government law enforcement officer authorized 
                        by the Under Secretary to carry a weapon on 
                        board an aircraft; and
                            ``(v) take such other actions with respect 
                        to the travel credential as the Secretary 
                        considers appropriate.
                    ``(B) Funding.--There is authorized to be 
                appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out 
                this paragraph.
            ``(7) Definitions.--In this subsection, the following 
        definitions apply:
                    ``(A) Biometric information.--The term `biometric 
                information' means the distinct physical or behavioral 
                characteristics that are used for identification, or 
                verification of the identity, of an individual.
                    ``(B) Biometrics.--The term `biometrics' means a 
                technology that enables the automated identification, 
                or verification of the identity, of an individual based 
                on biometric information.
                    ``(C) Failure to enroll.--The term `failure to 
                enroll' means the inability of an individual to enroll 
                in a biometric system due to an insufficiently 
                distinctive biometric sample, the lack of a body part 
                necessary to provide the biometric sample, a system 
                design that makes it difficult to provide consistent 
                biometric information, or other factors.
                    ``(D) False match.--The term `false match' means 
                the incorrect matching of one individual's biometric 
                information to another individual's biometric 
                information by a biometric system.
                    ``(E) False non-match.--The term `false non-match' 
                means the rejection of a valid identity by a biometric 
                system.
                    ``(F) Secure area of an airport.--The term `secure 
                area of an airport' means the sterile area and the 
                Secure Identification Display Area of an airport, as 
                such terms are defined in section 1540.5 of title 49, 
                Code of Federal Regulations.''.

SEC. 3. FUNDING FOR USE OF BIOMETRIC TECHNOLOGY IN AIRPORT ACCESS 
              CONTROL SYSTEMS.

    (a) Grant Authority.--Section 44923(a)(4) of title 49, United 
States Code, is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (3);
            (2) by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and
            (3) by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:
            ``(4) for projects to implement biometric technologies in 
        accordance with guidance issued under section 44903(h)(4)(E); 
        and''.
    (b) Authorization of Appropriations.--Section 44923(i)(1) of such 
title is amended by striking ``$250,000,000 for each of fiscal years 
2004 through 2007'' and inserting ``$250,000,000 for fiscal year 2004, 
$345,000,000 for fiscal year 2005, and $250,000,000 for each of fiscal 
years 2006 and 2007''.
                                 <all>

Pages: 1

Other Popular 106th Congressional Bills Documents:

1 H.R. 4927 (ih) To amend title XIX and XXI of the Social Security Act to provide for FamilyCare coverage for parents of enrolled children, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
2 H.R. 3064 (eas) [Engrossed Amendment Senate] ...
3 S. 2580 (rs) To provide for the issuance of bonds to provide funding for the construction of schools of the Bureau of Indian Affairs of the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...
4 S. 2594 (rs) To authorize the Secretary of the Interior to contract with the Mancos [Reported in Senate] ...
5 H.R. 399 (ih) To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to prohibit the use of soft money to influence any campaign for election for Federal office. [Introduced in House] ...
6 H.R. 4823 (ih) To amend title 5, United States Code, to prohibit executive agencies from using funds to hire independent entities to influence employees with respect to exercising their rights of collective bargaining. [Introduced in House] ...
7 H.R. 3821 (ih) To provide for the liquidation or reliquidation of certain color television receiver entries to correct an error that was made in connection with the original liquidation. [Introduced in House] ...
8 S. 1836 (rs) To extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project in the State of Alabama. [Reported in Senate] ...
9 H.R. 2199 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to promote the efficient use of capital by hospitals under the Medicare Program. [Introduced in House] ...
10 H.R. 3595 (ih) To increase the authorization of appropriations for the Reclamation Safety of Dams Act of 1978, and for other purposes. [Introduced in House] ...
11 H.R. 1645 (ih) To amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to provide for full [Introduced in House] ...
12 S. 2195 (rs) To amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the Secretary of the Interior to participate in the design, planning, and construction of the Truckee watershed reclamation project for the reclamation...
13 H.R. 2932 (rs) To direct the Secretary of the Interior to conduct a study of the Golden Spike/Crossroads of the West National Heritage Area Study Area and to establish the Crossroads of the West Historic District in the State of Utah. [Reported in Senate]...
14 H.R. 4690 (rs) Making appropriations for the Departments of Commerce, Justice, and State, the Judiciary, and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes. [Reported in Senate] ...
15 H.R. 2910 (rh) To amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the National Transportation Safety Board for fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002, and for other purposes. [Reported in House] ...
16 H.R. 3570 (ih) To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to establish nationally consistent requirements for controlling urban wet weather flows, to provide additional funds to municipalities to meet those requirements, and for other purposes. [Int...
17 H.Con.Res. 303 (rds) Providing for a conditional adjournment of the House of Representatives and a conditional adjournment or recess of the Senate. [Received in the Senate] ...
18 H.R. 661 (eh) To direct the Secretary of Transportation to prohibit the commercial operation of supersonic transport category aircraft that do not comply with stage 3 noise levels if the European Union adopts certain aircraft noise regulations. [Engrossed...
19 H.R. 4840 (ih) To reauthorize the Atlantic Coastal Fisheries Cooperative Management Act. [Introduced in House] ...
20 H.R. 2833 (ih) To establish the Yuma Crossing National Heritage Area. [Introduced in House] ...
21 H.R. 929 (ih) To amend title 13, United States Code, to require that the questionnaire used in taking the 2000 decennial census be made available in certain languages besides English. [Introduced in House] ...
22 H.R. 348 (eh) To authorize the construction of a monument to honor those who have served the Nation's civil defense and emergency management programs. [Engrossed in House] ...
23 H.Con.Res. 168 (enr) [Enrolled bill] ...
24 S. 1326 (is) To eliminate certain benefits for Members of Congress, and for other purposes. [Introduced in Senate] ...
25 S. 3225 (is) To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to expand the tip tax credit to employers of cosmetologists and to promote tax compliance in the cosmetology sector. [Introduced in Senate] ...
26 S.Res. 389 (ats) Tendering the thanks of the Senate to the Vice President for the courteous, dignified, and impartial manner in which he has presided over the deliberations of the Senate. [Agreed to Senate] ...
27 H.R. 5487 (ih) To establish the W. John Child Memorial Foreign Language Award to recognize foreign language proficiency by members of the Foreign Service who are employees of the Department of Agriculture. [Introduced in House] ...
28 S. 2045 (is) To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act with respect to H-1B nonimmigrant aliens. [Introduced in Senate] ...
29 S. 2774 (is) To amend title II of the Social Security Act to provide for individual savings accounts funded by employee and employer social security payroll deductions, to extend the solvency of the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program, an...
30 S. 302 (is) For the relief of Kerantha Poole-Christian. [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