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Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act of 2020

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02/10/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5827 

To exempt certain travelers from certain requirements of the REAL ID 
Act of 2005 for purposes of boarding a federally regulated commercial 
aircraft, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 10, 2020 
Mrs. LESKO (for herself, Mrs. MURPHY of Florida, Mr. KATKO, and Mr. VAN 

DREW) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee 
on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight 
and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, 
in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the juris-
diction of the committee concerned 

A BILL 
To exempt certain travelers from certain requirements of 

the REAL ID Act of 2005 for purposes of boarding 
a federally regulated commercial aircraft, and for other 
purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Trusted Traveler 4

REAL ID Relief Act of 2020’’. 5

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SEC. 2. REAL ID EXEMPTION FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH 1

KNOWN TRAVELER NUMBERS. 2

(a) EXEMPTION.— 3

(1) IN GENERAL.—For purposes of boarding a 4

federally regulated commercial aircraft, the creden-5

tial requirements of section 202 of the REAL ID 6

Act of 2005 (Public Law 109–13; 49 U.S.C. 30301 7

note) shall not apply to an individual who provides 8

to the Transportation Security Administration the 9

Known Traveler Number assigned to such individual 10

through such individual’s flight reservation. 11

(2) DEFINITION.—In this section, the term 12

‘‘Known Traveler Number’’ means a number as-13

signed to an individual and accepted by the Trans-14

portation Security Administration as validating that 15

the individual holding such identifier is a member of 16

a known low-risk population, such as TSA’s 17

PreCheck trusted traveler program or U.S. Customs 18

and Border Protection’s Global Entry program. 19

(3) EFFECTIVE DATE.—The exemption de-20

scribed in paragraph (1) shall take effect and apply 21

beginning on October 1, 2020. 22

(b) PUBLIC AWARENESS.— 23

(1) IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding any other 24

provision of law, the Administrator of the Transpor-25

tation Security Administration shall, beginning on 26

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October 1, 2020, accept enrollment in PreCheck as 1

an allowable alternative to presenting a REAL ID 2

compliant credential to board a commercial aircraft. 3

This authorization provided under this subsection 4

shall terminate on April 1, 2022. 5

(2) TRAVELER NOTIFICATION.—To the extent 6

possible, beginning on the date of the enactment of 7

this Act, the Secretary of Homeland Security shall 8

inform travelers of the exemption described in sub-9

section (a). 10

(3) PUBLIC AWARENESS CAMPAIGN.—Beginning 11

on the date of the enactment of this Act, the Admin-12

istrator of the Transportation Security Administra-13

tion shall engage transportation stakeholders, includ-14

ing air carriers and ticket agents (as such terms are 15

defined in section 40102 of title 49, United States 16

Code) and airport operators, in a coordinated effort 17

to inform the public about pending REAL ID imple-18

mentation requirements. 19

(c) ALTERNATIVE PROCEDURES.—Not later than Oc-20

tober 1, 2020, the Administrator of the Transportation 21

Security Administration, in consultation with relevant 22

transportation security stakeholders, shall develop, social-23

ize, and implement alternative checkpoint screening proce-24

dures for individuals arriving at a checkpoint without a 25

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form of identification acceptable to the Transportation Se-1

curity Administration or satisfying the exemption de-2

scribed in subsection (a). Such procedures may include the 3

following: 4

(1) Utilizing Credential Authentication Tech-5

nology as a means of verifying traveler identity and 6

flight information. 7

(2) Querying Federal or State databases, in-8

cluding trusted traveler enrollment databases of the 9

Department of Homeland Security, for the purposes 10

of verifying traveler identity. 11

(3) Allowing passengers to undergo secondary 12

screening procedures at the checkpoint for purposes 13

of boarding a federally regulated commercial air-14

craft. 15

(d) TRAINING AND EXERCISES.— 16

(1) IN GENERAL.—Not later than October 1, 17

2020, in consultation with air carriers, airport oper-18

ators, and relevant law enforcement agencies, the 19

Administrator of the Transportation Security Ad-20

ministration (TSA) may, if requested by an airport 21

at which the Transportation Security Administration 22

conducts or oversees security screening, conduct 23

REAL ID implementation exercises, including sce-24

nario-based training for frontline TSA personnel re-25

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garding REAL ID implementation, tabletop exer-1

cises with air carrier (as such term is defined in sec-2

tion 40102 of title 49, United States Code) and air-3

port personnel, and consultation with transportation 4

security stakeholders to communicate REAL ID en-5

forcement policies and plans. 6

(2) NOTIFICATION TO CONGRESS.—Upon com-7

pletion, if applicable, of the exercises described in 8

paragraph (1), the Administrator of the Transpor-9

tation Security Administration shall notify the Com-10

mittee on Homeland Security of the House of Rep-11

resentatives and the Committee on Commerce, 12

Science, and Transportation of the Senate of such 13

completion. 14

SEC. 3. REAL ID STATE PROCESS FOR SUBMISSION OF 15

ELECTRONIC DOCUMENTS. 16

Section 202(a) of the REAL ID Act of 2005 (Public 17

Law 109–13; 49 U.S.C. 30301 note) is amended by insert-18

ing at the end the following new paragraph: 19

‘‘(3) ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION.—A State may 20

establish a process for the submission of electronic 21

documents and electronic facial images to meet the 22

requirements of this section.’’. 23

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Date Branch Action
02/19/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security.Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
02/10/2020 President Referred to the Committee on Homeland Security, and in addition to the Committee on Oversight and Reform, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.Action By: House of Representatives
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Summary
There is one summary for H.R.5827. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/10/2020) Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act of 2020 This bill revises certain requirements related to the REAL ID Act of 2005 (required enhanced driver's licenses for domestic flights) for purposes of boarding a federally regulated commercial aircraft. Specifically, the bill exempts individuals with a known traveler number (assigned to an individual and accepted as validating that the individual holding such identifier is a member of a known low-risk population) from REAL ID requirements; requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to accept enrollment in PreCheck as an allowable alternative to presenting a REAL ID compliant credential to board a commercial aircraft until April 1, 2022; directs the TSA to develop, socialize, and implement alternative checkpoint screening procedures for individuals arriving at a checkpoint without a form of acceptable identification; provides an opportunity for airports to request the TSA to conduct REAL ID implementation exercises; and allows states to establish a process for the submission of electronic documents and electronic facial images when individuals are applying for a REAL ID compliant identification.
There is one summary for H.R.5827. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/10/2020) Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act of 2020 This bill revises certain requirements related to the REAL ID Act of 2005 (required enhanced driver's licenses for domestic flights) for purposes of boarding a federally regulated commercial aircraft. Specifically, the bill exempts individuals with a known traveler number (assigned to an individual and accepted as validating that the individual holding such identifier is a member of a known low-risk population) from REAL ID requirements; requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to accept enrollment in PreCheck as an allowable alternative to presenting a REAL ID compliant credential to board a commercial aircraft until April 1, 2022; directs the TSA to develop, socialize, and implement alternative checkpoint screening procedures for individuals arriving at a checkpoint without a form of acceptable identification; provides an opportunity for airports to request the TSA to conduct REAL ID implementation exercises; and allows states to establish a process for the submission of electronic documents and electronic facial images when individuals are applying for a REAL ID compliant identification.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/10/2020) Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act of 2020 This bill revises certain requirements related to the REAL ID Act of 2005 (required enhanced driver's licenses for domestic flights) for purposes of boarding a federally regulated commercial aircraft. Specifically, the bill exempts individuals with a known traveler number (assigned to an individual and accepted as validating that the individual holding such identifier is a member of a known low-risk population) from REAL ID requirements; requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to accept enrollment in PreCheck as an allowable alternative to presenting a REAL ID compliant credential to board a commercial aircraft until April 1, 2022; directs the TSA to develop, socialize, and implement alternative checkpoint screening procedures for individuals arriving at a checkpoint without a form of acceptable identification; provides an opportunity for airports to request the TSA to conduct REAL ID implementation exercises; and allows states to establish a process for the submission of electronic documents and electronic facial images when individuals are applying for a REAL ID compliant identification.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/10/2020) Trusted Traveler REAL ID Relief Act of 2020 This bill revises certain requirements related to the REAL ID Act of 2005 (required enhanced driver's licenses for domestic flights) for purposes of boarding a federally regulated commercial aircraft. Specifically, the bill exempts individuals with a known traveler number (assigned to an individual and accepted as validating that the individual holding such identifier is a member of a known low-risk population) from REAL ID requirements; requires the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to accept enrollment in PreCheck as an allowable alternative to presenting a REAL ID compliant credential to board a commercial aircraft until April 1, 2022; directs the TSA to develop, socialize, and implement alternative checkpoint screening procedures for individuals arriving at a checkpoint without a form of acceptable identification; provides an opportunity for airports to request the TSA to conduct REAL ID implementation exercises; and allows states to establish a process for the submission of electronic documents and electronic facial images when individuals are applying for a REAL ID compliant identification.
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Commerce
(2)Notification to CongressUpon completion, if applicable, of the exercises described in paragraph (1), the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration shall notify the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate of such completion

Congress
(2)Notification to CongressUpon completion, if applicable, of the exercises described in paragraph (1), the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration shall notify the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate of such completion

Department of Homeland Security
(2)Querying Federal or State databases, including trusted traveler enrollment databases of the Department of Homeland Security, for the purposes of verifying traveler identity

Florida
Murphy of Florida, Mr


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