Monday, March 29, 2010

S773 Passed in Committee

This announcement is a little bit late, but on the 24th the Senate Commerce Committee voted in favor of requiring S773 to be favorably reported to the full Senate. A number of amendments were included with the action, all being passed by a single voice vote without apparent opposition. One of the amendments was the Sen. Rockefeller and Sen. Snows substitute language that they had reported on the previous week. Unfortunately, until the actual report is filed in the Senate, I won’t be able to comment upon the actual content of the reported version of the bill. Waiting for that report was the main reason that I didn’t report on passage of the bill. Now that the Senate is in their Easter Recess, that report cannot be filed any earlier than April 12th. So we will just have to wait and see if the Commerce Committee version of the bill contains any significant provisions affecting chemical facility control systems.

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