Yesterday the House Homeland Security Committee announced that it would be holding a full committee markup of HR 4251, the Securing Maritime Activities through Risk-based Targeting for (SMART) Port Security Act on Wednesday.
Once again, Rep. Miller (R,MI), the Chair of the Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee, will be offering substitute language for this bill that she introduced. I haven’t had a chance to review this yet in detail, but I do note some relatively gross changes in the table of contents of the bill:
• Removes §107 Port Security grant program authorization;
• Adds §115 Recognition of port security assessments conducted by other entities;
• Removes §206 Issuance of final rule relating to Transportation Workers Identification Credential reader requirements; and
• Adds §206 Expiration of certain transportation workers identification credentials;
During a brief glance there are a number of wording changes within various sections that will bear a closer look.