§ 1106 : EQUIPMENT AND TECHNOLOGY
ENHANCEMENTS.—The Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, working through U.S. Border Patrol, shall—
deploy additional mobile, video, and agent-portable surveillance systems, and unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles in the Southwest border region as necessary to provide 24-hour operation and surveillance;
operate unarmed unmanned aerial vehicles along the Southern border for 24 hours per day and for 7 days per week;
deploy unarmed additional fixed-wing aircraft and helicopters along the Southern border;
acquire new rotorcraft and make upgrades to the existing helicopter fleet;
increase horse patrols in the Southwest border region ; and
[Feinstein8]acquire and deploy watercraft and other equipment to provide support for border-related maritime anti-crime activities.[Feinstein11]
IN GENERAL.—Notwithstanding paragraphs (1) and (2) of subsection (a), and except as provided in paragraph (2), U.S. Border Patrol may not operate unarmed, unmanned aerial vehicles in the San Diego and El Centro Sectors, except within 3 miles of the Southern border.
EXCEPTION.—The limitation under this subsection shall not restrict the maritime operations of U.S. Customs and Border Protection.[end]
AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.—In addition to amounts otherwise authorized to be appropriated, there is authorized to be appropriated to U.S. Customs and Border Protection such sums as may be necessary to carry out subsection (a) during fiscal years 2014 through 2018.