Friday, May 19, 2023

Bills Introduced – 5-18-23

Yesterday, with both the House and Senate in session, there were 203 bills introduced. Two of those bills may receive additional attention in this blog:

HR 3459 To amend title 49, United States Code, to establish certain rules relating to unmanned aircraft systems and operations, and for other purposes. Yakym, Rudy [Rep.-R-IN-2] 

HR 3490 To amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act and the Safe Drinking Water Act to authorize grants for smart water infrastructure technology, and for other purposes. Gallego, Ruben [Rep.-D-AZ-3]

I will be watching HR 3459 for language and definitions that would allow for protection of critical infrastructure from unauthorized overflights by UAS. I am not hopeful.

I will be watching HR 3490 for language and definitions that would include cybersecurity requirements within the scope of the legislation. Again, I am not hopeful.

Mention in Passing

There are two other bills that readers might be interested in that I would like to mention in passing. They will not be covered in this blog:

HR 3547 To require the Department of Homeland Security to develop and disseminate a threat assessment regarding the use of cyber harassment, including doxing, by terrorists and foreign malicious actors, and for other purposes. Wasserman Schultz, Debbie [Rep.-D-FL-25]

S 1671 A bill to establish a new Federal body to provide reasonable oversight and regulation of digital platforms. Bennet, Michael F. [Sen.-D-CO]

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