Text: H.R.1324 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (03/02/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1324


To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for the establishment of cybersecurity standards for certain radio frequency equipment.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 2, 2017

Mr. McNerney introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Energy and Commerce


A BILL

To amend the Communications Act of 1934 to provide for the establishment of cybersecurity standards for certain radio frequency equipment.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Securing the Internet of Things Act of 2017” or the “Securing IoT Act of 2017”.

SEC. 2. Cybersecurity standards for certain radio frequency equipment.

(a) In general.—Section 303 of the Communications Act of 1934 (47 U.S.C. 303) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(cc) Require radio frequency equipment for which certification is required under subpart J of part 2 of title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, to meet cybersecurity standards to be established by the Commission, in consultation with the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in order for such certification to be granted. Such standards shall address cybersecurity throughout the lifecycle of the equipment, including design, installation, and retirement.”.

(b) Deadline for regulations.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Federal Communications Commission shall promulgate regulations to implement the amendment made by subsection (a).

(c) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to radio frequency equipment for which an application for certification is submitted after the date that is 1 year after the date of the enactment of this Act.


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