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H.R. 4921 (115th): STB Information Security Improvement Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4921 requires the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to implement certain recommendations for the Inspector General (IG) of the Department of Transportation (DOT). According to the DOT IG, the STB’s information security program is at the Ad Hoc maturity level and in need of effective and long term improvements. The STB concurred with the DOT IG’s recommendations. This bill ensures that proprietary information is secured and the STB must develop a timeline to implement improvements and update Congress annually.

In October 2017, the DOT IG published a ...

Sponsor and status

Paul Mitchell

Sponsor. Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Oct 2, 2018
Length: 2 pages

Feb 5, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019


Enacted — Signed by the President on Oct 16, 2018

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on October 16, 2018.


Pub.L. 115-269

Incorporated legislation

This bill incorporates provisions from:

S. 2844: STB Information Security Improvement Act

Ordered Reported on May 22, 2018. 84% incorporated. (compare text)


Feb 5, 2018

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Feb 14, 2018
Ordered Reported

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Apr 5, 2018
Reported by House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

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Apr 10, 2018
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.

Oct 1, 2018
Passed Senate

The bill was passed by both chambers in identical form. It goes to the President next who may sign or veto the bill. The vote was by Unanimous Consent so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 16, 2018
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

H.R. 4921 (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.

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

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