Wednesday, December 8, 2021

S 2629 Passed in Senate – Cybercrime Metrics

Yesterday, the Senate passed S 2629, the Better Cybercrime Metrics Act by unanimous consent. There was no debate and no vote.

The House Judiciary Committee took up HR 4977, a bill very similar to S 2629. today as a part of 5-bill markup hearing. The Committee was scheduled to consider substitute language, but there is no word on the hearing web site about the outcome of the hearing, but I suspect the substitute language was adopted.

I have not done a detailed review of the substitute language, but based upon a quick glance, the new language is very similar to that found in S 2629. I suspect that the House will probably take up the Senate bill without modification under the suspension of the rules procedure. The bill would be very likely to pass with strong bipartisan support.

Again, I want to reiterate, this is not a cybercrime reporting bill, but rather it addresses how DOJ collects information from State, local and tribal governments on cybercrimes reported to those entities.

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