US HB4559 | 2017-2018 | 115th Congress


Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 3-0)
Status: Engrossed on January 10 2018 - 50% progression
Action: 2018-09-12 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 572.
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]


Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017 (Sec. 3) This bill directs the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to conduct a global aviation security review to address improving aviation security standards, including standards intended to mitigate cybersecurity threats, across the global aviation system. The review shall establish best practices regarding: collaborating with foreign partners to improve global aviation security capabilities and standards; identifying foreign partners that have not successfully implemented security protocols from the International Civil Aviation Organization or the Department of Homeland Security and have not taken steps to implement such protocols; improving the development, outreach, and implementation process for security directives or emergency amendments issued to domestic and foreign air carriers; and assessing the cybersecurity and cyber espionage risk of security screening equipment. (Sec. 4) The TSA shall report to Congress: (1) within 90 days, on the organization, development, and progress of the review; and (2) within 240 days, on best practices identified by the review and TSA actions to implement such practices.

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Global Aviation System Security Reform Act of 2017



2018-09-12SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 572.
2018-09-12SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune without amendment. Without written report.
2018-06-27SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
2018-01-10SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
2018-01-09HouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
2018-01-09HouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H41-42)
2018-01-09HouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 4559.
2018-01-09HouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H41-43)
2018-01-09HouseMr. Estes (KS) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
2018-01-09HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 370.
2018-01-09HouseReported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 115-497.
2017-12-13HouseOrdered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
2017-12-13HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
2017-12-06HouseReferred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
2017-12-06HouseIntroduced in House


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