POSITIVE LAW CODIFICATION
TITLE 6, UNITED STATES CODE


Domestic Security



BACKGROUND

Prior to 2002, preventing terrorist attacks in the United States and otherwise securing the homeland was the responsibility of various entities of the Federal Government. With the enactment of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (Public Law 107-296, 116 Stat. 2135), the responsibility was assigned to the Department of Homeland Security. Since then, various laws have been enacted to make the carrying out of that responsibility more efficient.


The bill gathers provisions relating to domestic security and restates these provisions as a new positive law title, Title 6, Domestic Security, of the United States Code. The new positive law title replaces the former provisions, which are repealed by the bill.


The bill was prepared by the Office of the Law Revision Counsel as part of the Office's ongoing responsibility under section 205(c) of House Resolution No. 988, 93d Congress, as enacted into law by Public Law 93-544 (2 U.S.C. 285b), to prepare and submit to the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives, one title at a time, a complete compilation, restatement, and revision of the general and permanent laws of the United States.


MAJOR ACTIONS AND STATUS

  • January 6, 2017.—The Office of the Law Revision Counsel submitted an initial draft bill (and accompanying explanation) to the House Committee on the Judiciary for introduction in the 115th Congress

RELATED LINKS

(1) Bill

(2) Explanation


QUESTIONS & COMMENTS

Questions about and comments on this codification bill should be addressed to:


     Ken Paretzky, Senior Counsel
     Office of the Law Revision Counsel
     U.S. House of Representatives
     Washington, D.C. 20515

     Email: Ken Paretzky
     Telephone: (202) 226-9061