Friday, March 27, 2015

Bills Introduced – 03-26-15 House

Yesterday 111 bills were introduced in the House. The Congressional web site is not yet reporting on the Senate introduced bills because of how long the Senate stayed in session last night. The large number of bills in the House is due to their leaving town for their Easter break.

Of those bills introduced in the House yesterday three may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 1646 - To require the Secretary of Homeland Security to research how small and medium sized unmanned aerial systems could be used in an attack, how to prevent or mitigate the effects of such an attack, and... Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]

HR 1679 - To ensure the safe transportation of Bakken crude oil by rail, and for other purposes. Rep. Garamendi, John [D-CA-3]

HR 1704 - To establish a nation data breach notification standard, and for other purposes. Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]

HR 1704 is not the bill on the same topic that was marked up in the Energy and Commerce Committee this week. This, combined with the fact that Langevin is not on either of the two committees to which this bill was assigned, means that we will probably not be hearing about HR 1704 again. NOTE: The Committee bill approved this week did not contain any control system language; it was strictly a personal information protection bill.

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