This bill — known as the TRACER Act — would require that state and local law enforcement be notified when federal prisoners convicted of terrorism into their communities. The Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) would inform those agencies through the State, Local, and Regional Fusion Center Initiative and provide release information including the prisoner’s name, charging date, and expected place and date of release. Under current law this information isn’t required to be shared.
DHS would coordinate with appropriate federal officials to provide state, local, and regional fusion centers with periodic assessments regarding the overall threat from known or suspected terrorists currently incarcerated in a federal correctional facility.
The bill’s full title is the Terrorist Release Announcements to Counter Extremist Recidivism Act.