Text: H.R.3622 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (07/28/2017)


115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 3622


To direct the Election Assistance Commission to establish the E–Security Fellows Program to provide individuals who work on political campaigns with training in the best practices for election cybersecurity, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 28, 2017

Ms. Sewell of Alabama (for herself, Ms. Clarke of New York, Mr. Ruppersberger, Mr. Bishop of Georgia, Mr. Clay, Ms. Hanabusa, Mr. Krishnamoorthi, Mrs. Watson Coleman, Mr. Soto, Mr. Evans, Mrs. Dingell, Mr. Beyer, Mr. Moulton, Mr. McNerney, Mr. Kilmer, Ms. Moore, Mr. Schiff, and Mr. Quigley) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration


A BILL

To direct the Election Assistance Commission to establish the E–Security Fellows Program to provide individuals who work on political campaigns with training in the best practices for election cybersecurity, and for other purposes.

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 “E–Security Fellows Act”.

SEC. 2. E–Security Fellows Program to provide political campaign staff with training on best practices for election cybersecurity.

(a) Establishment and operation of program.—Subtitle C of title II of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (52 U.S.C. 20981 et seq.) is amended—

(1) by redesignating section 247 as section 248; and

(2) by inserting after section 246 the following new section:

“SEC. 247. E–Security Fellows Program.

“(a) Establishment and operation of Program.—The Commission shall establish and operate a program to be known as the ‘E–Security Fellows Program’ under which the Commission shall provide participating individuals who work on political campaigns with training in the best practices for election cybersecurity, including training in how to prevent and respond to cybersecurity threats and incidents which are targeted at political campaigns.

“(b) Regulations.—The Commission shall establish and operate the Program under this section in accordance with such regulations as the Commission may promulgate.

“(c) Authorization of appropriations.—There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section such sums as may be necessary for fiscal year 2018 and each succeeding fiscal year.”.

(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of contents of such Act is amended—

(1) by redesignating the item relating to section 247 as relating to section 248; and

(2) by inserting after the item relating to section 246 the following new item:


“Sec. 247. E–Security Fellows Program.”.