Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Bills Introduced – 04-26-16

Yesterday with both the House and Senate in session saw the introduction of 39 bills. Of those three may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 5050 To amend title 49, United States Code, to provide enhanced safety in pipeline transportation, and for other purposes. Rep. Upton, Fred [R-MI-6] 

HR 5056 To modernize and enhance airport perimeter and access control security by requiring updated risk assessments and the development of security strategies, and for other purposes. Rep. Keating, William R. [D-MA-9]

HR 5069 To amend the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 to protect investors by expanding the mandated internal controls reports and disclosures to include cybersecurity systems and risks of publicly traded companies. Rep. McDermott, Jim [D-WA-7]

HR 5050 is almost certainly the pipeline safety bill I described in my post on congressional hearings for this week.

The airport security bill will be of interest here if it includes provisions addressing the cybersecurity of security control systems.

The definition of covered computer systems will be the key to the future coverage of HR 5069 in this blog. If the definition includes control systems, it will certainly bear watching.

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