H.R.2213 – Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017

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H.R.2213 – Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017 

Brief

The bill concerns itself with hiring border enforcement personnel to specify allowing the hiring of officers.

As such;

In the case of a current full-time law enforcement officer employed by a State of local law enforcement agency if the officer  is authorized by law to engage in or supervise the prevention, detection, investigation, or prosecution of, or the incarceration of any person for, any violation of law, and has statutory powers for arrest or apprehension;

is not currently under investigation, has not been found to have engaged in criminal activity or serious misconduct, has not resigned from a law enforcement officer position under investigation or in lieu of termination, and has not been dismissed from a law enforcement officer position; and

has, within the past ten years, successfully completed a polygraph examination as a condition of employment with such officer’s current law enforcement agency.

In the case of a current, full-time law enforcement officer employed by a Federal law enforcement agency, if such officer—

has served as a law enforcement officer for not fewer than three years with no break in service;

has authority to make arrests, conduct investigations, conduct searches, make seizures, carry firearms, and serve orders, warrants, and other processes;

is not currently under investigation, has not been found to have engaged in criminal activity or serious misconduct, has not resigned from a law enforcement officer position under investigation or in lieu of termination, and has not been dismissed from a law enforcement officer position; and

holds a current Tier 4 background investigation or current Tier 5 background investigation.

In the case of an individual who is a member of the Armed Forces (or a reserve component thereof) or a veteran, if such individual—

has served in the Armed Forces for not fewer than three years;

holds, or has held within the past five years, a Secret, Top Secret, or Top Secret/Sensitive Compartmentalized Information clearance;

holds, or has undergone within the past five years, a current Tier 4 background investigation or current Tier 5 background investigation;

received, or is eligible to receive, an honorable discharge from service in the Armed Forces and has not engaged in criminal activity or committed a serious military or civil offense under the Uniform Code of Military Justice; and

was not granted any waivers to obtain the clearance.

Full text of H.R. 2213 at congress.gov)

Sponsor:  Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2] (Introduced 04/27/2017)

Status: Passed House /

VOTES and FLOOR ACTION

HOUSE

On Passage: On passage Passed by recorded vote: 282 – 137 (Roll no. 294)

House Amendments:

An amendment, offered by Ms. Lujan Grisham, M., numbered 1 printed in House Report 115-162 to prohibit the bill from going into effect until 1) the CBP completes its evaluation and pilot program of the Test for Espionage, Sabotage, and Corruption (TES-C) which is then certified by the DHS Inspector General and reported to Congress and 2) the DHS Inspector General completes a risk assessment of the population that could receive waivers and certifies to Congress that providing waivers to these individuals would not endanger national security, undermine workforce integrity, or increase corruption in the agency. On agreeing to the Lujan Grisham, M. amendment; Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 179 – 238 (Roll no. 293)

Motion to recommit:

Text of the motion:

SENATE

On Passage:

Procedural Actions:

Senate Amendments:

COST AND IMPACT

Cost to the taxpayers:  Data not available

Pay-as-you-go requirements:  Data not available

Regulatory and Other Impact: Data not available

Dynamic Scoring:   Data not available

Tax Complexity:  Not applicable to this bill.

Earmark Certification:  Data not available

Duplication of programs: Data not available

Direct Rule-Making:  Data not available

Advisory Committee Statement: Data not available

Budget Authority: Data not available

Constitutional Authority:   Assumed.

 

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