[United States Statutes at Large, Volume 125, 112th Congress, 1st Session]
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Public Law 112-86
112th Congress

An Act


 
To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide for expedited security
screenings for members of the Armed Forces. <>

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 ``Risk-Based Security Screening for
Members of the Armed Forces Act''.
SEC. 2. SECURITY SCREENING FOR MEMBERS OF THE ARMED FORCES.

(a) In General.--Section 44903 of title 49, United States Code, is
amended by adding at the end the following:
``(m) Security Screening for Members of the Armed Forces.--
``(1) In general.-- <> The Assistant Secretary
of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration),
in consultation with the Department of Defense, shall develop
and implement a plan to provide expedited security screening
services for a member of the armed forces, and, to the extent
possible, any accompanying family member, if the member of the
armed forces, while in uniform, presents documentation
indicating official orders for air transportation departing from
a primary airport (as defined in section 47102).
``(2) Protocols.--In developing the plan, the Assistant
Secretary shall consider--
``(A) leveraging existing security screening models
used to reduce passenger wait times;
``(B) establishing standard guidelines for the
screening of military uniform items, including combat
boots; and
``(C) incorporating any new screening protocols into
an existing trusted passenger program, as established
pursuant to section 109(a)(3) of the Aviation and
Transportation Security Act (49 U.S.C. 114 note), or
into the development of any new credential or system
that incorporates biometric technology and other
applicable technologies to verify the identity of
individuals traveling in air transportation.
``(3) Rule of construction.--Nothing in this subsection
shall affect the authority of the Assistant Secretary to require
additional screening of a member of the armed forces if
intelligence or law enforcement information indicates that
additional screening is necessary.

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``(4) Report to congress.--The Assistant Secretary shall
submit to the appropriate committees of Congress a report on the
implementation of the plan.''.

(b) Effective Date.-- <> Not
later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the
Assistant Secretary shall implement the plan required by this Act.

Approved January 3, 2012.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1801:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 112-271 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 157 (2011):
Nov. 29, considered and passed House.
Dec. 12, considered and passed Senate, amended.
Dec. 19, 20, House considered and concurred in Senate
amendment.