Rep Norma Torres DHS Bill HR 1829

DHS Communication Enhancement Act:
SHELVE THIS BILL!


File photo of Rep Norma Torres at the 5/7/15 Congress On Your Corner, meeting with Citizen Lobbyists opposed to HR 1829
Newly elected Rep Norma Torres (D) CA introduced her first bill, the DHS Communication Enhancement Act 2015 HR 1829. The legislation is in the House of Representatives Homeland Security Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee. http://homeland.house.gov/subcommittee-OME
The DHS Communication Enhancement Act 2015 HR 1829 summary: “To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess and submit to Congress a report on the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.”

The legislation focuses upon the Department of Homeland Security improving communication in order to “serve individuals with limited English proficiency.”READ THE BILL BELOW.

SHELVE THIS BILL in committee!
Please contact the Homeland Security Committee and let them know that theDHS Communication Enhancement Act 2015 HR 1829 should be stopped/shelved at the committee level.  House of Representatives legislation should focus on border security and should assist DHS employees in the enforcement of immigration laws – not serve individuals with limited English proficiency. The legislation is in the Homeland Security Oversight and Management Efficiency Subcommittee.

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At right, File photo, Rep Norma Torres, Congress On Your Corner, 5/7/15


READ THE BILL:
H.R.1829 — DHS Communication Enhancement Act of 2015 (Introduced in House – IH)
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c114:H.R.1829:

HR 1829 IH
114th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1829
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess and submit to Congress a report on the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
April 15, 2015
Mrs. TORRES (for herself, Mr. THOMPSON of Mississippi, and Mrs. WATSON COLEMAN) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security


A BILL
To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to assess and submit to Congress a report on the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the `DHS Communication Enhancement Act of 2015′.
SEC. 2. ASSESSING AND DEVELOPING A PLAN TO IMPROVE DHS COMMUNICATION WITH AND SERVICE OF INDIVIDUALS WITH LIMITED ENGLISH PROFICIENCY.
(a) Assessment- Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security, acting through the Under Secretary for Management, shall complete an assessment of the ability of the Department of Homeland Security to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency. With respect to each component in the Department, the assessment shall–
(1) identify the languages spoken fluently and read by individuals with limited English proficiency commonly encountered by personnel of the component;
(2) review the public materials of the component to assess the extent to which the materials are available in the languages identified under paragraph (1); and
(3) assess the ability of personnel of the component to communicate with and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.
(b) Report; Implementation Plan- Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit a report to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate concerning the assessment under subsection (a). Such report shall include–
(1) a summary of the findings of such assessment for each component of the Department; and
(2) a plan, including a timeline for implementation, developed in consultation with the head of each component, to improve the ability of each component to convey information to, collect information from, and serve individuals with limited English proficiency.
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