Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Bills Introduced – 11-2-15

With only the House in session yesterday (the Senate returned to Washington today) there were 14 bills introduced. Of those five were of possible interest to readers of this blog:

HR 3869 State and Local Cyber Protection Act of 2015. Rep. Hurd, Will [R-TX-23]

HR 3873 International Cyber Policy Oversight Act of 2015. Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]

HR 3875 Department of Homeland Security CBRNE Defense Act of 2015. Rep. McCaul, Michael T. [R-TX-10]

HR 3876 Autonomous Vehicle Privacy Protection Act of 2015. Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]

HR 3878 Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2015. Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]

Three of these bills (HR 3869, HR 3875, and HR 3878) are the three to-be-introduced bills that I described in my post yesterday. They, along with four other bills, will be marked up in the House Homeland Security Committee tomorrow.

HR 3869 mainly deals with providing cybersecurity assistance to State and local governments, but it does include training and assistance in responding to cyber incidents.

HR 3873 requires the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to support the President’s 2011 International Strategy for Cyberspace.

HR 3875 requires the establishment of a CBRNE Office in DHS.

HR 3877 requires the GAO to publish a report on DOT’s readiness to address vehicle automation technology.

HR 3878 address cybersecurity requirements for ports.

Interestingly, each of these bills already have official versions of their language available from the GPO. Very unusual since it normally takes up to a week or two for bills to be published. The three bills that will be marked up tomorrow would normally be an exception to that rule, but not the other two.

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