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H.R. 1850: Supporting Research and Development for First Responders Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jul 16, 2021 (Preprint (Suspension)).


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                                                                       117TH CONGRESS
                                                                          1ST SESSION
                                                                                                            H. R. 1850
                                                                             To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 relating to the National
                                                                                Urban Security Technology Laboratory, and for other purposes.




                                                                                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
                                                                                                        MARCH 11, 2021
                                                                           Miss RICE of New York (for herself and Mr. GARBARINO) introduced the
                                                                          following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security




                                                                                                                 A BILL
                                                                       To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 relating to
                                                                          the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory, and
                                                                          for other purposes.

                                                                         1              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
                                                                         2 tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
                                                                         3    SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

                                                                         4              This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Supporting Research
                                                                         5 and Development for First Responders Act’’.
                                                                         6    SEC. 2. NATIONAL URBAN SECURITY TECHNOLOGY LAB-

                                                                         7                             ORATORY.

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                                                                                        (a) IN GENERAL.—Title III of the Homeland Secu-
                                                                         9 rity Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 181 et seq.) is amended by
                                                                       10 adding at the end the following new section:

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2 1 ‘‘SEC. 322. NATIONAL URBAN SECURITY TECHNOLOGY LAB- 2 ORATORY. 3 ‘‘(a) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary, acting through 4 the Under Secretary for Science and Technology, shall 5 designate the laboratory described in subsection (b) as an 6 additional laboratory pursuant to the authority under sec- 7 tion 308(c)(2). Such laboratory shall be used to test and 8 evaluate emerging technologies and conduct research and 9 development to assist emergency response providers in 10 preparing for, and protecting against, threats of terrorism. 11 ‘‘(b) LABORATORY DESCRIBED.—The laboratory de- 12 scribed in this subsection is the laboratory— 13 ‘‘(1) known, as of the date of the enactment of 14 this section, as the National Urban Security Tech- 15 nology Laboratory; and 16 ‘‘(2) transferred to the Department pursuant to 17 section 303(1)(E). 18 ‘‘(c) LABORATORY ACTIVITIES.—The National Urban 19 Security Technology Laboratory shall— 20 ‘‘(1) conduct tests, evaluations, and assess- 21 ments of current and emerging technologies, includ- 22 ing, as appropriate, the cybersecurity of such tech- 23 nologies that can connect to the internet, for emer- 24 gency response providers; pamtmann on DSKBC07HB2PROD with BILLS 25 ‘‘(2) act as a technical advisor to emergency re- 26 sponse providers; and •HR 1850 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 20:34 May 03, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6201 E:\BILLS\H1850.IH H1850
3 1 ‘‘(3) carry out other such activities as the Sec- 2 retary determines appropriate. 3 ‘‘(d) RULE OF CONSTRUCTION.—Nothing in this sec- 4 tion may be construed as affecting in any manner the au- 5 thorities or responsibilities of the Countering Weapons of 6 Mass Destruction Office of the Department.’’. 7 (b) CLERICAL AMENDMENT.—The table of contents 8 in section 1(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is 9 amended by inserting after the item relating to section 10 321 the following new item: ‘‘Sec. 322. National Urban Security Technology Laboratory.’’. Æ pamtmann on DSKBC07HB2PROD with BILLS •HR 1850 IH VerDate Sep 11 2014 20:34 May 03, 2021 Jkt 019200 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 6652 Sfmt 6301 E:\BILLS\H1850.IH H1850