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H.R. 6620 (115th): Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act

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About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 6620 requires the Department of Homeland Security to prepare a threat assessment relating to unmanned aircraft systems and to establish a voluntary system for critical infrastructure owners to report on emerging threats.

In addition to recreational use, unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) — also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones — are used across our Nation to support firefighting and search and rescue operations, to monitor and assess critical infrastructure, to provide disaster relief by transporting emergency medical supplies to remote locations, and to aid efforts to secure our ...

Sponsor and status

Cedric Richmond

Sponsor. Representative for Louisiana's 2nd congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Sep 26, 2018
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jul 26, 2018
115th Congress, 2017–2019
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on September 25, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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What legislators are saying

Rep. Richmond Statement on House Passage of Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act
    — Rep. Cedric Richmond [D-LA2] (Sponsor) on Sep 26, 2018

House Passes Four More Bipartisan Committee Bills, Totaling 109 Bills This Congress
    — Rep. Michael McCaul [R-TX10] on Sep 25, 2018

The Week Ahead - scheduled votes, committee action and other important notes for the week of September 24, 2018
    — Rep. David Young [R-IA3, 2015-2018] on Sep 24, 2018

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History

Jul 26, 2018
 
Introduced

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Sep 13, 2018
 
Ordered Reported

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Sep 25, 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.

Sep 25, 2018
 
Reported by House Committee on Homeland Security

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H.R. 6620 (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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