H.R.6015 - Secure the Border Now Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: H.R.6015 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in House (07/28/2006)
Secure the Border Now Act of 2006 - Directs the the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) establish a plan applicable to pay, recruitment, relocation, and retention of federal law enforcement officers, which shall include Border Patrol recruitment, retention, salary, and transfer incentives; (2) take steps to control the costs of hiring, training, and deploying new Border Patrol agents, including FY2007 per-agent training cost limits; (3) enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement training academies, universities, nonprofit organizations, and private companies to replicate the initial training provided to new Border Patrol agents; and (4) enter into contracts with private entities to provide temporary administrative and other support to Border Patrol agents and Customs and Border Protection Officers deployed at U.S. ports of entry or along the international land and maritime borders of the United States.
Amends the 2002 Supplemental Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and Response To Terrorist Attacks on the United States to: (1) extend Federal Law Enforcement Training Center authority to appoint and maintain a cadre of federal annuitants; and (2) increase the maximum number of such annuitants from 250 to 350.
Authorizes the Commissioner of United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to appoint and employ (for up to five years) up to 500 federal annuitants for CBP border-related positions.
Authorizes the Secretary to use specified security and terrorism prevention grant funds for border security activities.