Three bills introduced in Congress would give immunity from civil liability to those who report threats of terrorism against transportation systems.
S. 1369 introduced by Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) and H.R. 2291 introduced by Rep. Stevan Pearce (R-NM) are identical. The bills would limit liability for anyone making good faith reports about threats of terrorism against transportation systems or passengers and taking reasonable actions to mitigate the threat. The third bill (S. 1891) introduced by Sen. Ken Salazar (D-CO) is broader and would extend immunity to those who report their reasonable suspicions regarding any threats to transportation systems or passengers including threats of terrorism.
A new report explores why terrorist groups die off and whether government intervention can help speed the process. The report also discusses how factors such as the age of the organization can affect its demise.