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File #: Res 1140-2019    Version: * Name: Emerging Transportation Security Threats Act of 2019.
Type: Resolution Status: Committee
Committee: Committee on Public Safety
On agenda: 10/30/2019
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution calling upon the U.S. House of Representatives to pass, and the President to sign, the Emerging Transportation Security Threats Act of 2019.
Sponsors: Robert F. Holden, Kalman Yeger
Council Member Sponsors: 2
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1140, 2. October 30, 2019 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 3. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 10-30-19, 4. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - October 30, 2019

Res. No. 1140

 

Resolution calling upon the U.S. House of Representatives to pass, and the President to sign, the Emerging Transportation Security Threats Act of 2019.

 

By Council Members Holden and Yeger

 

Whereas, On June 18, 2019, H.R. 3318-the Emerging Transportation Security Threats Act of 2019-was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives; and

Whereas, H.R. 3318 would require the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a task force to conduct an analysis of emerging and potential future threats to transportation security and for other purposes; and

Whereas, TSA would also be mandated to develop mitigation strategies to any and all threats examined in their analysis; and

Whereas, An additional study on the feasibility of screening passengers and property prior to their arrival at airports is also necessitated by H.R. 3318; and

Whereas, Given New York City’s history as a target for people who wish to carry out acts of terrorism, including, most notably, the September 11, 2001 attack on the World Trade Center via airplane, it is of paramount importance that the United States take all measures to ensure transportation security as new threats emerge; and

Whereas, H.R. 3318 would facilitate the actions necessary to identify and thwart modern threats to transportation security, by authorizing the aforementioned activities required by the bill; now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York calls upon the U.S. House of Representatives to pass, and the President to sign, the Emerging Transportation Security Threats Act of 2019.

 

 

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11/18/2019 4:39 PM

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