Saturday, May 2, 2015

Bills Introduced – 05-01-15

Forty-five bills were introduced in the House yesterday (the Senate was not in session). Three of those bills may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 2200 To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear intelligence and information sharing functions of the Office of Intelligence and Analysis of... Rep. McSally, Martha [R-AZ-2]

HR 2204 To clarify the authority of States and political subdivisions thereof to regulate liquefied petroleum gas rail transload facilities that are owned or operated by or on behalf of a rail carrier. Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]

HR 2205 To protect financial information relating to consumers, to require notice of security breaches, and for other purposes. Rep. Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]

HR 2200 will probably see action because McSally is chair of the subcommittee to which this bill will probably be assigned for consideration. As a military veteran she has expressed a personal interest in CBRN issues.

As pressures rise to require the reduction of crude oil volatility the handling of liquefied petroleum gas will become more of an issue. McGovern is not on the House Transportation Committee, however, so HR 2204 will probably not go anywhere.

HR 2205 is yet another breach notification bill. Neugebauer is a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee (one of two committees assigned to consider the bill) so there may be enough political will to get this bill to consideration.

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