Senate Bill 1879
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Protect Our Universities Act of 2019
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jun 18, 2019
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jun 18, 2019
Latest Action
Jun 18, 2019
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
1879
Congress
116
Policy Area
Education
Education
Primary focus of measure is elementary, secondary, or higher education including special education and matters of academic performance, school administration, teaching, educational costs, and student aid.
Sponsorship by Party
Missouri
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Protect Our Universities Act of 2019

This bill restricts student participation in sensitive research projects and prohibits the use of certain technologies for such projects.

The bill requires each student, prior to participating in a sensitive research project, to provide proof of citizenship to the institution of higher education where the project is being carried out. Specifically, it prohibits students who are citizens of China, Iran, or Russia from participating in such a project unless the student applies for and receives approval.

It prohibits certain technologies developed by listed entities, including Huawei Technologies Company and ZTE Corporation, from being used to carry out sensitive research projects.

It also requires the Department of Homeland Security to establish a national security technology task force, which must maintain a list of sensitive research projects and provide guidance to the institutions of higher education where such projects are being carried out.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
06/18/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
06/18/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jun 19, 2019 4:57:14 AM
Updated
Mar 25, 2021 11:16:56 PM