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[121 STAT. 464]
[121 STAT. 464]
PUBLIC LAW 110-000—MMMM. DD, 2007

121 STAT. 464

PUBLIC LAW 110–53—AUG. 3, 2007 (2) PRIVACY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS.—In accordance with sections 222 and 705 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, the Chief Privacy Officer shall conduct privacy impact assessments and the Officer for Civil Rights and Civil Liberties shall conduct reviews, as appropriate, for research and development initiatives developed under this section that the Secretary determines could have an impact on privacy, civil rights, or civil liberties. (e) AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.— (1) IN GENERAL.—From the amounts appropriated pursuant to section 114(w) of title 49, United States Code, as amended by section 1503 of this Act, there shall be made available to the Secretary to carry out this section— (A) $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2008; (B) $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2009; (C) $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2010; and (D) $2,000,000 for fiscal year 2011. (2) PERIOD OF AVAILABILITY.—Such sums shall remain available until expended.

SEC. 1536. MOTOR CARRIER EMPLOYEE PROTECTIONS.

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Section 31105 of title 49, United States Code, is amended to read: ‘‘(a) PROHIBITIONS.—(1) A person may not discharge an employee, or discipline or discriminate against an employee regarding pay, terms, or privileges of employment, because— ‘‘(A)(i) the employee, or another person at the employee’s request, has filed a complaint or begun a proceeding related to a violation of a commercial motor vehicle safety or security regulation, standard, or order, or has testified or will testify in such a proceeding; or ‘‘(ii) the person perceives that the employee has filed or is about to file a complaint or has begun or is about to begin a proceeding related to a violation of a commercial motor vehicle safety or security regulation, standard, or order; ‘‘(B) the employee refuses to operate a vehicle because— ‘‘(i) the operation violates a regulation, standard, or order of the United States related to commercial motor vehicle safety, health, or security; or ‘‘(ii) the employee has a reasonable apprehension of serious injury to the employee or the public because of the vehicle’s hazardous safety or security condition; ‘‘(C) the employee accurately reports hours on duty pursuant to chapter 315; ‘‘(D) the employee cooperates, or the person perceives that the employee is about to cooperate, with a safety or security investigation by the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Homeland Security, or the National Transportation Safety Board; or ‘‘(E) the employee furnishes, or the person perceives that the employee is or is about to furnish, information to the Secretary of Transportation, the Secretary of Homeland Security, the National Transportation Safety Board, or any Federal, State, or local regulatory or law enforcement agency as to the facts relating to any accident or incident resulting in injury or death to an individual or damage to property occurring in connection with commercial motor vehicle transportation.

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