US HB1850 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on July 21 2021 - 50% progression
Action: 2021-07-21 - Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


Directs the Department of Homeland Security to designate the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory as a science and technology laboratory responsible for testing and evaluating emerging technologies and conducting research and development to assist emergency response providers in preparing for, and protecting against, threats of terrorism. The laboratory shall (1) conduct tests, evaluations, and assessments of current and emerging technologies for emergency response providers, including cybersecurity of such technologies that can connect to the internet; and (2) act as a technical advisor to emergency response providers.

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2021-07-21SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
2021-07-20HousePursuant to section 7 of H. Res. 535, and the motion offered by Mr. Hoyer, the following bills passed under suspension of the rules: H.R. 678; H.R. 1036; H.R. 1079, as amended; H.R. 1158; H.R. 1250; H.R. 1754; H.R. 1833, as amended; H.R. 1850; H.R. 1871; H.R. 1877, as amended; H.R. 1893; H.R. 1895; H.R. 2118; H.R. 2795, as amended; H.R. 2928; H.R. 2980, as amended; H.R. 3003; H.R. 3138, as amended; H.R. 3223; H.R. 3263; and H.R. 3264; and the following resolutions were agreed to under suspension of the rules: H. Res. 277; and H. Res. 294. (consideration: CR H3715-3730; text: CR H3718)
2021-07-20HousePursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 535, proceedings on H.R. 1850 are considered vacated.
2021-07-20HouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
2021-07-20HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1850.
2021-07-20HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3705-3706; text: CR H3705)
2021-07-20HouseMs. Clarke (NY) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
2021-03-18HouseOrdered to be Reported.
2021-03-18HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2021-03-18HouseSubcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation Discharged.
2021-03-12HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation.
2021-03-11HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
2021-03-11HouseIntroduced in House

Same As/Similar To

HR535 (Related) 2021-07-20 - Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
SB1605 (Related) 2021-12-27 - Became Public Law No: 117-81.


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