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 Reports:||H. Rept. 116-87|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 06/11/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
|Roll Call Votes:||There has been 1 roll call vote|
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Text: H.R.542 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (06/11/2019)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to establish the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
This Act may be cited as the “Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act”.
(a) In general.—Title III of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by adding at the end the following new section:
“(a) In general.—The Secretary, acting through the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, shall designate the laboratory described in subsection (b) as an additional laboratory pursuant to the authority under section 308(c)(2). Such laboratory shall be used to test and evaluate emerging technologies and conduct research and development to assist emergency response providers in preparing for, and protecting against, threats of terrorism.
“(1) known, as of the date of the enactment of this section, as the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory;
“(2) previously known as the Environmental Measurements Laboratory; and
“(3) transferred to the Department pursuant to section 303(1)(E).
“(1) conduct tests, evaluations, and assessments of current and emerging technologies, including, as appropriate, cybersecurity of such technologies that can connect to the internet, for emergency response providers;
“(2) conduct research and development on radiological and nuclear response and recovery;
“(3) act as a technical advisor to emergency response providers; and
“(4) carry out other such activities as the Secretary determines appropriate.”.
(b) Clerical amendment.—The table of contents in section 1(b) of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 320 the following new item:
“321. National Urban Security Technology Laboratory.”.
Passed the House of Representatives June 10, 2019.
|Attest:||cheryl l. johnson,|