Friday, May 1, 2015

Bills Introduced – 04-30-15 Senate

There were 51 bills introduced in the Senate yesterday. Because of the late adjournment of the House this morning (1:48 am EDT) the bills introduced yesterday in the House are not yet available on Of the bills introduced in the Senate two may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

S 1158 A bill to ensure the privacy and security of sensitive personal information, to prevent and mitigate identity theft, to provide notice of security breaches involving sensitive personal information... Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT]

S 1175 A bill to improve the safety of hazardous materials rail transportation, and for other purposes. Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]

S 1158 is another breach notification bill and likely does not contain language pertinent to industrial control systems. If that is the case there will be no further mention of the bill in this blog.

S 1175 is probably another bill dealing with the crude oil train situation with low likelihood of being considered in the Senate.

NOTE: There is a US-Canadian DOT press conference scheduled for 9:30 am EDT concerning the design of new flammable liquid railcars and potentially some other crude oil train changes. It has not been billed as a release of the HHFT final rule, though some portions of the HHFT are expected to be discussed.

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