Summary

                            A bill to provide U.S. Customs and Border Protection with additional flexibility to expedite the hiring process for applicants for law enforcement positions, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate
Boots on the Border Act of 2017

This bill amends the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to expand the categories
of certain applicants for law enforcement positions with the U.S. Customs and
Border Protection (CBP) for whom polygraph examinations may be waived.

An individual who receives a such a waiver and who holds a Tier 4 background
investigation shall be subject to a Tier 5 single scope background
investigation.

The CBP may administer a polygraph examination to an applicant for a law
enforcement position who received a waiver if the CBP determines, based on
information discovered before the completion of a background investigation, that
a polygraph is necessary to make a final determination with respect to the
suitability of the individual for the position.



                        

Actions

  • Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 179.

    Jul 24th, 2017
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-133.

    Jul 24th, 2017
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 115-133.

    Jul 24th, 2017
  • Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.

    May 17th, 2017
  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

    Mar 9th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Mar 9th, 2017