H.R.4561 – SAFE TECH Act

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H.R.4561 – SAFE TECH Act


Under HR 4561 the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, shall develop a program to enable a vendor of transportation security screening technology to obtain testing, including as an alternative to the Administration’s testing process by an appropriate third party, as determined by the Administrator, in consultation with the Under Secretary, of such technology before procurement or development of such technology.

The third party testing program authorized under subsection (a) shall include detection testing to evaluate the performance of a security screening technology relating to the probability of detection, the probability of false alarm, and other indicators that such technology is able to meet the Administration’s mission needs for detection of explosives; and prohibited items.

To the extent practicable and permissible under law, and in accordance with national security interests of the United States, the Administrator shall share with appropriate international partners detection testing information and standards; and coordinate with such appropriate international partners to align such testing information and standards to maximize the capability to detect explosives and other threats.

(Full text of H.R. 4561 congress.gov)

SponsorRep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 12/06/2017)

Status: Passed House /



On Passage: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote

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