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H.R. 2220: SMART Border Act of 2013

H.R. 2220: SMART Border Act of 2013

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I
113
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
H. R. 2220
To provide for operational control of the international border of the UnitedStates, and for other purposes.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
J
UNE
3, 2013Mr. P
OE
of Texas (for himself, Mr. F
LORES
, Mr. S
MITH
of Texas, Mrs.B
LACK 
, and Mr. G
INGREY 
of Georgia) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition tothe Committees on Armed Services, Rules, Energy and Commerce, and Agriculture, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker,in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the juris-diction of the committee concerned
A BILL
To provide for operational control of the international borderof the United States, and for other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
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tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
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SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
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This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Support More Assets,
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Resources, and Technology on the Border Act of 2013’’
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or the ‘‘SMART Act of 2013’’.
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HR 2220 IH
SEC. 2. OPERATIONAL CONTROL.
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(a) I
N
G
ENERAL
.—Not later than one year after the
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date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Home-
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land Security shall take all actions the Secretary deter-
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mines necessary and appropriate to achieve and maintain
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operational control of the international border between the
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United States and Mexico, and shall submit to the Comp-
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troller General of the United States a report on such ac-
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tions, achievement, and maintenance.
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(b) GAO C
ONSULTATION AND
R
EPORT
.—Not later
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than 90 days after the submission of the report by the
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Secretary of Homeland Security under subsection (a), the
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Comptroller General of the United States shall—
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(1) consult with State and local officials along 
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the international border between the United States
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and Mexico, including border sheriffs, mayors of bor-
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der towns and cities, chambers of commerce in bor-
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der areas, farmers and ranchers and associated
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farming and ranching organizations in border areas,
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community organizations in border areas, State law 
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enforcement agencies, and border State governors
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regarding the state of operational control of such
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 border; and
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(2) submit to the Committee on Homeland Se-
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curity of the House of Representatives and the Com-
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mittee on Homeland Security and Governmental Af-
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fairs of the Senate a report on such state of oper-
1
ational control.
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(c) J
OINT
R
ESOLUTION OF
D
ISAPPROVAL ON
O
PER
-
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 ATIONAL
C
ONTROL
.—Not later than 90 days after receiv-
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ing the report of the Comptroller General under subsection
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(b)(2) regarding the state of operational control, both the
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House of Representatives and the Senate shall vote on a
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 joint resolution on the question as to whether such report
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should be disapproved. Such joint resolution shall be
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deemed to pass only if—
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(1) a majority of each House approves such
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 joint resolution; or
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(2) such joint resolution is not voted on by each
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House by such date.
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(d) A 
NNUAL
R
EPORTS
.—The Comptroller General of 
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the United States shall submit to the Committee on
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Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and
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the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental
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 Affairs of the Senate an annual report on the state of 
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operational control of the international border between the
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United States and Mexico. The first of such annual re-
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ports shall be submitted not later than one year after the
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report required under subsection (b)(2) is submitted.
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