Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Bills Introduced – 6-15-20

Yesterday with the Senate in Washington and the House meeting in pro forma session there were 56 bills introduced. Two of those bills may receive additional coverage in this blog:

HR 7203 To direct the Secretary of Defense to carry out a pilot program on the implementation of mitigating actions to address vulnerabilities to defense critical electric infrastructure, and for other purposes. Rep. Crow, Jason [D-CO-6]

HR 7214 To authorize appropriations to the Department of Transportation for surface transportation research, development, and deployment, and for other purposes. Rep. Johnson, Eddie Bernice [D-TX-30]

I will be watching HR 7203 for control system security language and HR 7214 for autonomous vehicle security research language.

NOTE: A press report last Friday indicated that Sen. Peters had introduced on that date two pieces of cybersecurity legislation. I commented yesterday on TWITTER that neither bill had been introduced Friday and would probably be introduced today. It obviously did not happen today either, so I went back and did some more checking. The bills were apparently (the bill name that Peters quoted in his press release are not included on the initial introduction description) introduced on Wednesday, S 3928 and S 3929. I reported the introduction of S 3929 but not S 3928 because the description provided made no reference to ‘cybersecurity’, I will now be watching for the publication of that bill as well.

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