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Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act

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Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act

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A bill to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector by directing the Secretary of Energy, in coordination with the National Academies and other appropriate Federal agencies, to develop a national smart manufacturing plan and to provide assistance to small- and medium-sized manufacturers in implementing smart manufacturing programs, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (2)

Date Actions Overview
09/10/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 116-80.
03/07/2019Introduced in Senate

All Actions (4)

Date All Actions
09/10/2019Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 183.
Action By: Senate
09/10/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Reported by Senator Murkowski without amendment. With written report No. 116-80.
07/16/2019Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
03/07/2019Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
Action By: Senate

Cosponsors (2)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Alexander, Lamar [R-TN]* 03/07/2019
Sen. Hassan, Margaret Wood [D-NH] 04/11/2019

Committees (1)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Reports
Senate Energy and Natural Resources03/07/2019 Referred to
07/16/2019 Markup by
09/10/2019 Reported by S. Rept. 116-80

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Reported to Senate (09/10/2019)

Smart Manufacturing Leadership Act

This bill addresses the productivity and energy efficiency of the manufacturing sector as well as the development of smart manufacturing technologies (certain advanced technologies in information, automation, monitoring, computation, sensing, modeling, and networking).

The Department of Energy (DOE) must complete a national plan for smart manufacturing technology development and deployment to improve the productivity and energy efficiency of the U.S. manufacturing sector. DOE must revise the plan biennially to account for advancements in information and communication technology and manufacturing needs.

DOE may make grants to states for supporting the implementation of smart manufacturing technologies. States must use those grants to (1) provide access to shared supercomputing facilities to small- and medium-sized manufacturers, (2) fund research and development of transformational manufacturing processes and materials technology that advance smart manufacturing, and (3) provide tools and training to aid the adoption of energy management systems and implement smart manufacturing technologies in the manufacturers' facilities.

DOE must expand the scope of technologies covered by Industrial Assessment Centers to (1) include smart manufacturing technologies and practices, and (2) equip the centers' directors with the training and tools necessary to provide technical assistance in smart manufacturing technologies and practices.

DOE must (1) study how it can increase access to existing high-performance computing resources in the National Laboratories, and (2) facilitate access to the laboratories by small- and medium-sized manufacturers.