H.R.542 - Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Rice, Kathleen M. [D-NY-4] (Introduced 01/14/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||07/22/20 10:00AM 05/15/19 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-87; S. Rept. 116-285|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 11/09/2020 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 577. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Summary: H.R.542 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate (11/09/2020)
Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act
This bill 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; (2) conduct research and development on radiological and nuclear response and recovery; and (3) act as a technical advisor to emergency response providers.