H.AMDT.164 to H.R.2200

Amendment alters the standard for when TSA can issue an emergency regulation or security device without adhering to the rule making and public notice and comment provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Allows TSA to issue a regulation or security directive when needed "to respond to an imminent threat of finite duration" and would require TSA to comply with the rule making requirements of the APA when a security directive or emergency order has been in place for more than 180 days.

H.AMDT.164(A002)
Amends: H.R.2200
Sponsor: Rep Mica, John L. [FL-7](offered 6/4/2009)

AMENDMENT DESCRIPTION:
Amendment alters the standard for when TSA can issue an emergency regulation or security device without adhering to the rule making and public notice and comment provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Allows TSA to issue a regulation or security directive when needed "to respond to an imminent threat of finite duration" and would require TSA to comply with the rule making requirements of the APA when a security directive or emergency order has been in place for more than 180 days.

AMENDMENT PURPOSE:
An amendment numbered 2 printed in House Report 111-127 to alter the standard for when TSA can issue an emergency regulation or security device without adhering to the rule making and public notice and comment provisions of the Administrative Procedures Act (APA). Allows TSA to issue a regulation or security directive when needed "to respond to an imminent threat of finite duration" and would require TSA to comply with the rule making requirements of the APA when a security directive or emergency order has been in place for more than 180 days.

STATUS:

    6/4/2009 1:48pm:
    Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Mica. (consideration: CR H6196-6198, H6212; text: CR H6196-6197)
    6/4/2009 4:01pm:
    On agreeing to the Mica amendment (A002) Agreed to by recorded vote: 219 - 211 (Roll no. 304).

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