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H.R. 3101 (115th): Strengthening Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Coordination in Our Ports Act of 2017

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 3101 requires that the Secretary of Homeland Security develop and implement a maritime risk assessment model which focuses on cybersecurity vulnerabilities and risks. The bill requires the Secretary to seek participation of information sharing and analysis organizations and the National and Area Maritime Security Advisory Committees in analyzing the cybersecurity risks in the maritime domain and addressing vulnerabilities at each port.

On June 25, 2017, the Maersk terminal at Port of Los Angeles was hit by a cyberattack, which negatively impacted 17 of the Danish shipping giant’s shipping container terminals worldwide. The worm, dubbed NotPetya by some researchers, erupted in Ukraine, affecting power, governmental and other concerns there. The worm quickly spread to many other countries. It spread to 2 million computers within two hours of its release, according …

Sponsor and status

Norma Torres

Sponsor. Representative for California's 35th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 25, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Jun 28, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on October 24, 2017 but was never passed by the Senate.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


6 Cosponsors (5 Democrats, 1 Republican)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Torres Calls for Security and Improved Wait Times at Air, Land, and Sea Ports
    — Rep. Norma Torres [D-CA35] (Sponsor) on Apr 9, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of October 23, 2017
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Oct 23, 2017

Harris, Sullivan Introduce Legislation to Upgrade Cybersecurity at U.S. Ports
    — Vice President Kamala Harris [D] on Nov 7, 2017

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3101 will add $38 million in new spending through 2022.


Jun 28, 2017

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Sep 7, 2017
Ordered Reported

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Oct 19, 2017
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Oct 24, 2017
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

H.R. 3101 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3101. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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