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115th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                H. R. 6620


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 26, 2018

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security 
                        and Governmental Affairs

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                                 AN ACT


 
  To require the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a threat 
    assessment relating to unmanned aircraft systems, 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 ``Protecting Critical Infrastructure 
Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act''.

SEC. 2. DRONE AND EMERGING THREAT ASSESSMENT.

    (a) In General.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary for Intelligence and 
Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security shall--
            (1) in consultation with other relevant officials of the 
        Department, request additional information from other agencies 
        of the Federal Government, State and local government agencies, 
        and the private sector relating to threats of unmanned aircraft 
        systems and other emerging threats associated with such new 
        technologies;
            (2) in consultation with relevant officials of the 
        Department and other appropriate agencies of the Federal 
        Government, develop and disseminate a security threat 
        assessment regarding unmanned aircraft systems and other 
        emerging threats associated with such new technologies; and
            (3) establish and utilize, in conjunction with the Chief 
        Information Officer of the Department and other relevant 
        entities, a secure communications and information technology 
        infrastructure, including data-mining and other advanced 
        analytical tools, in order to access, receive, and analyze data 
        and information in furtherance of the responsibilities under 
        this section, including by establishing a voluntary mechanism 
        whereby critical infrastructure owners and operators may report 
        information on emerging threats, such as the threat posed by 
        unmanned aircraft systems.
    (b) Report.--Not later than one year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Under Secretary for Intelligence and 
Analysis of the Department of Homeland Security shall prepare a threat 
assessment and report to the Committee on Homeland Security of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate on the threat posed by unmanned 
aircraft systems, including information collected from critical 
infrastructure owners and operators and Federal, State, and local 
government agencies.
    (c) Definitions.--
            (1) Critical infrastructure.--The term ``critical 
        infrastructure'' has the meaning given such term in section 
        1016(e) of Public Law 107-56 (42 U.S.C. 5195c(e)).
            (2) Unmanned aircraft system.--The term ``unmanned aircraft 
        system'' has the meaning given such term in section 331 of the 
        FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 40101 note; 
        Public Law 112-95).

            Passed the House of Representatives September 25, 2018.

            Attest:

                                                 KAREN L. HAAS,

                                                                 Clerk.