Friday, January 12, 2018

Bills Introduced – 01-11-18

Yesterday, with both the House and Senate in session, there were 43 bills introduced. Of these, two may be of specific interest to readers of this blog:

HR 4766 To amend title 49, United States Code, to prohibit further extension of requirement to implement positive train control beyond December 31, 2018, and for other purposes. Rep. DeFazio, Peter A. [D-OR-4]

HR 4773 To require the Administrator for General Services to obtain an antivirus product to make available to Federal agencies in order to provide the product to individuals whose personally identifiable information may have been compromised. Rep. Cartwright, Matt [D-PA-17]

It looks like HR 4766 would attempt to remove the current discretionary authority of the Department of Transportation to extend the PTC deadline.

I’m not sure that HR 4773 will get any further mention here, but I have to watch for the language of this bill to see if it really is as non-sensical as the current description would lead us to believe.

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