Sponsor: RONCALIO, Teno (D-WY)
Description: TO SUSPEND THE RULES AND PASS H.R. 12, PROVIDING FOR THE PROTECTION OF FOREIGN DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS AND TO INCREASE THE SIZE OF THE EXECUTIVE PROTECTIVE SERVICE.
Bill summary: (Measure passed Senate, amended)
Extends the Protection of the Executive Protective Service to foreign diplomatic missions located outside the District of Columbia, in metropolitan areas where there are 20 or more such missions headed by full-time career officers.
Places the Director of the Secret Service at level IV of the Executive Schedule and the Deputy Director at level V.
States that for purposes of this Act the term "foreign diplomatic missions" includes hotels and similar places of
temporary domicile that are used by officials connected with foreign governments, including provisional governments, when such officials are visiting the United States on official business, including attendance at the United Nations.
Increases the maximum number of Executive Protective Service officers from 850 to 1200.
Allows the Secretary of the Treasury to utilize the service, personnel, equipment, and facilities of State and local governments to carry out the functions of the Executive Protective Service, and to reimburse such governments.
Stipulates that not more than $3,500,000 may be transfered to State and local governments as reimbursement for any fiscal year.
States that this Act shall take effect on July 1, 1974.
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Bill titles: A bill to amend title 3, United States Code, to provide for the protection of foreign diplomatic missions, to increase the size of the Executive Protection Service.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 121-80, p. H4189;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov