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[120 STAT. 2640]
[120 STAT. 2640]
PUBLIC LAW 109-000—MMMM. DD, 2006

120 STAT. 2640

PUBLIC LAW 109–367—OCT. 26, 2006

SEC. 5. EVALUATION AND REPORT RELATING TO CUSTOMS AUTHORITY TO STOP CERTAIN FLEEING VEHICLES.

(a) EVALUATION.—Not later than 30 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall— (1) evaluate the authority of personnel of United States Customs and Border Protection to stop vehicles that enter the United States illegally and refuse to stop when ordered to do so by such personnel, compare such Customs authority with the authority of the Coast Guard to stop vessels under section 637 of title 14, United States Code, and make an assessment as to whether such Customs authority should be expanded; (2) review the equipment and technology available to United States Customs and Border Protection personnel to stop vehicles described in paragraph (1) and make an assessment as to whether or not better equipment or technology is available or should be developed; and (3) evaluate the training provided to United States Customs and Border Protection personnel to stop vehicles described in paragraph (1). (b) REPORT.—Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report that contains the results of the evaluation conducted under subsection (a). Approved October 26, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.R. 6061: CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006): Sept. 14, considered and passed House. Sept. 21, 25, 26, 28, 29, considered and passed Senate. WEEKLY COMPILATION OF PRESIDENTIAL DOCUMENTS, Vol. 42 (2006): Oct. 26, Presidential remarks.

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