H.R. 3141 (Bill Summary)
October 4, 2013
H.R. 3141, introduced by House Border and Maritime Security Subcommittee Chairwoman Candice Miller (R-MI), 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.