House Passes SWIC Bill

The House today passed by voice vote legislation (HR 2206) to require recipients of State Homeland Security Grant Program funding to show they have a statewide interoperability coordinator or someone who performs the same functions. The State Wide Interoperable Communications Enhancement Act, as amended, was approved in May by the House Homeland Security Committee (TRDaily, May 20). The measure was introduced by Rep. Donald Payne Jr. (D., N.J.), ranking member of the emergency preparedness subcommittee.