PRICE of Homeland Security Act

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110TH UNITED STATES CONGRESS
2ND SESSION


An Act
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to improve the financial assistance provided to State, local, and tribal governments for information sharing activities, and for other purposes.


Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.[edit]

This Act may be cited as the `Personnel Reimbursement for Intelligence Cooperation and Enhancement of Homeland Security Act of 2008' or the `PRICE of Homeland Security Act'.

SEC. 2. CLARIFICATION ON USE OF FUNDS.[edit]

Section 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 609) is amended--
(1) in subsection (a)--
(A) in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking `Grants' and all that follows through `used' and inserting the following: `The Administrator shall permit the recipient of a grant under section 2003 or 2004 to use grant funds'; and
(B) in paragraph (10), by inserting `, regardless of whether such analysts are current or new full-time employees or contract employees' after `analysts'; and
(2) in subsection (b)--
(A) by redesignating paragraphs (3) and (4) as paragraphs (4) and (5), respectively; and
(B) by inserting after paragraph (2) the following:
`(3) LIMITATIONS ON DISCRETION-
`(A) IN GENERAL- With respect to the use of amounts awarded to a grant recipient under section 2003 or 2004 for personnel costs in accordance with paragraph (2) of this subsection, the Administrator may not--
`(i) impose a limit on the amount of the award that may be used to pay for personnel, or personnel-related, costs that is higher or lower than the percent limit imposed in paragraph (2)(A); or
`(ii) impose any additional limitation on the portion of the funds of a recipient that may be used for a specific type, purpose, or category of personnel, or personnel-related, costs.
`(B) ANALYSTS- If amounts awarded to a grant recipient under section 2003 or 2004 are used for paying salary or benefits of a qualified intelligence analyst under subsection (a)(10), the Administrator shall make such amounts available without time limitations placed on the period of time that the analyst can serve under the grant.'.