2018—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 115–254, § 1968(b)(1), substituted “team as to specific locations and times within the facilities of such entities at which VIPR teams are to be deployed to maximize the effectiveness of such deployment,” for “team,”.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 115–254, § 1968(b)(2), added subsec. (b) and struck out former subsec. (b). Prior to amendment, text read as follows: “There are authorized to be appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this section such sums as necessary, including funds to develop not more than 60 VIPR teams, for fiscal years 2016 through 2018.”
Pub. L. 115–254, § 1930(b), which directed amendment of “section 1303(b) of the National Transit Systems Security Act of 2007 (6 U.S.C. 1112(b))” by substituting “such sums as necessary, including funds to develop at least 30, but not more than 60, VIPR teams, for fiscal years 2019 through 2021” for “to the extent appropriated, including funds to develop not more than 60 VIPR teams, for fiscal years 2016 through 2018”, could not be executed to this section, which is section 1303(b) of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007, because the words to be substituted for did not appear.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 115–254, § 1968(b)(2), added subsec. (c).
2016—Subsec. (a)(5). Pub. L. 114–190, § 3601(1), added par. (5).
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 114–190, § 3601(2), substituted “such sums as necessary, including funds to develop not more than 60 VIPR teams, for fiscal years 2016 through 2018” for “such sums as necessary for fiscal years 2007 through 2011”.
VIPR Team Statistics
Pub. L. 115–254, div. K, title I, § 1930(a), Oct. 5, 2018, 132 Stat. 3568, provided that:
“(1) In general.—Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 5, 2018], and annually thereafter, the Administrator [of the Transportation Security Administration] shall notify the appropriate committees of Congress [Committees on Commerce, Science and Transportation and Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives] of the number of VIPR teams available for deployment at transportation facilities, including—
the number of VIPR team operations that include explosive detection canine teams; and
the distribution of VIPR team operations deployed across different modes of transportation.
The notification under paragraph (1) may contain a classified annex.
[For definition of “explosive detection canine teams” as used in section 1930(a) of Pub. L. 115–254, set out above, see section 1902 of Pub. L. 115–254, set out as a note under section 101 of Title 49, Transportation.]