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Public Law No: 115-400 (12/31/2018)

 
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Public Law 115-400
115th Congress

                                 An Act


 
 To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to examine what actions 
the Department of Homeland Security is undertaking to combat the threat 
    of vehicular terrorism, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Dec. 31, 
                         2018 -  [H.R. 4227]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Vehicular 
Terrorism Prevention Act of 2018.>> 
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

     This Act may be cited as the ``Vehicular Terrorism Prevention Act 
of 2018''.
SEC. 2. STRATEGY ON VEHICULAR TERRORISM.

    (a) <<NOTE: Deadline.>>  In General.--Not later than 6 months after 
the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland 
Security shall--
            (1) assess the activities the Department of Homeland 
        Security is undertaking to support emergency response providers 
        and the private sector to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the 
        threat of vehicular terrorism; and
            (2) based on such assessment, develop and submit to the 
        Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives 
        and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs 
        and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of 
        the Senate a strategy to improve the Department's efforts to 
        support the efforts of emergency response providers and the 
        private sector to prevent, mitigate, and respond to such threat.

    (b) Contents.--The strategy required under subsection (a) shall 
include the following:
            (1) <<NOTE: Examination.>>  An examination of the current 
        threat of vehicular terrorism.
            (2) <<NOTE: Methodologies.>>  Methods to improve Department 
        of Homeland Security information sharing activities with 
        emergency response providers and the private sector regarding 
        best practices to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the 
        increasing threat of vehicular terrorism.
            (3) Training activities the Department can provide, 
        including possible exercises, for emergency response providers 
        to prevent and respond to the threat of vehicular terrorism.
            (4) Any additional activities the Secretary of Homeland 
        Security recommends to prevent, mitigate, and respond to the 
        threat of vehicular terrorism.

    (c) Definitions.--In this section:
            (1) Emergency response providers.--The term ``emergency 
        response providers'' has the meaning given such term

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        in section 2(6) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 
        101(6)).
            (2) Vehicular terrorism.--The term ``vehicular terrorism'' 
        means an action that utilizes automotive transportation to 
        commit terrorism (as defined in section 2(18) of the Homeland 
        Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101(18))).

    Approved December 31, 2018.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 4227:
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HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-609 (Comm. on Homeland Security).
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 164 (2018):
            Mar. 19, 22, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 18, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Dec. 20, House concurred in Senate amendments.

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