The Bill “Enhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Act” Has Been Passed

The bill To direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to improve suspicious activity reporting to prevent acts of terrorism, and for other purposes. has passed the House of Representatives

The bill passed the House on Jun 25, 2018. It was originally sponsored by (R) Representative Peter T. King from NY.

Summary: Enhancing Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative Act This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to: (1) develop a strategy, by one year after this bill’s enactment, to improve its operations and activities related to training, outreach, and information sharing for suspicious activity reporting to prevent acts of terrorism; (2) establish a working group to advise DHS on suspicious activity reporting; and (3) provide a briefing to the congressional homeland security committees on its operations and activities related to suspicious activity reporting.

The bill mainly relates to these subjects; Congressional oversight, Religion, Terrorism, Crime prevention, Right of privacy, Department of Homeland Security, Racial and ethnic relations, Executive agency funding and structure, Advisory bodies, Criminal justice information and records, Emergency planning and evacuation, Urban and suburban affairs and development and Emergency Management.

Cosponsored by

  • (R) Rep. Michael McCaul from TX
  • (R) Rep. Mike Gallagher from WI
  • (R) Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick from PA
  • (R) Rep. John Katko from NY
  • (R) Rep. Clay Higgins from LA
  • (R) Rep. Lou Barletta from PA