H.R. 3141: The Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013
Bill: H.R. 3141, The Biometric Exit Improvement Act of 2013 | Read the text of the bill
FAIR’s Summary: H.R. 3141 requires only a partial implementation of the biometric entry-exit system mandated by federal statute. (See 8 U.S.C. 1365b) The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to submit a plan to implement this partial system within 18 months. It then requires DHS to implement the partial system in stages, starting in two years and ending in five. It also repeals proposed regulations that require aliens to provide—and common carriers to collect—biometric data at all air and sea ports of entry.
Sponsor: House Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-MI)
Current Status: Introduced on September 19, 2013 and referred to the the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security.