Friday, May 13, 2016

Bills Introduced – 05-12-16

With both the House and Senate in session yesterday there were a total of 37 bills introduced. Of those four may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 5205 To require ingredient labeling of certain consumer cleaning products, and for other purposes. Rep. Israel, Steve [D-NY-3]

HR 5220 To direct the President to develop a policy on when an action in cyberspace constitutes a use of force against the United States, and for other purposes. Rep. Himes, James A. [D-CT-4] 

HR 5222 To impose sanctions with respect to persons responsible for knowingly engaging in significant activities undermining cybersecurity on behalf of or at the direction of the Government of Iran, and for other purposes. Rep. Ratcliffe, John [R-TX-4]

H Res 727 Supporting the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity. Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2]

It will be interesting to see what chemical safety information is going to be required by HR 5205. I would hope to see information on hazardous chemical reactions from mixing different cleaning products.

It will be interesting to see if HR 5220 is a companion bill to S 2905 that was introduced earlier this week. Still waiting on that language to be published.

According to a Ratcliffe press release this is almost identical to S 2756 that was introduced last month. It will be interesting to see if that ‘almost’ is due to cleaning up some of the problems with that bill.

I don’t normally cover ‘supporting’ resolutions, but since this one says ‘cybersecurity’ in the title I will mention it. I have actually read it and I doubt that I’ll mention it again.

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