House Bill 5760
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Grid Security Research and Development Act
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Passed House on Sep 29, 2020
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Feb 5, 2020
Latest Action
Sep 30, 2020
Origin Chamber
House
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
5760
Congress
116
Policy Area
Energy
Energy
Primary focus of measure is all sources and supplies of energy, including alternative energy sources, oil and gas, coal, nuclear power; efficiency and conservation; costs, prices, and revenues; electric power transmission; public utility matters.
Sponsorship by Party
California
Passed
September 29, 2020
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
Summary

Grid Security Research and Development Act

This bill requires the Department of Energy (DOE) to develop a program to protect the electric grid and energy systems from cyber and physical attacks by by increasing cyber and physical security capabilities of the energy sector and accelerating the development of relevant technologies and tools.

As part of the program, DOE must award research, development, and demonstration grants, including to (1) identify cybersecurity risks to information systems within, and impacting, the electricity sector, energy systems, and energy infrastructure; and (2) develop technologies that improve the physical security of information systems.

Additionally, DOE must

  • establish a research, development, and demonstration competitive grant program to enhance resilience and strengthen emergency response and management pertaining to the energy sector;
  • provide technical assistance to certain entities for the commercial application of technologies to improve the resilience of the electric grid and commercial application of technologies;
  • collaborate with other federal agencies, state agencies, and the private sector to develop guidance for research and demonstration activities to improve cybersecurity capabilities of the energy sector;
  • work with stakeholders to identify information, research, staff training, and analytical tools needed to evaluate cybersecurity issues and challenges in the energy sector;
  • support the development of a cybersecurity workforce that includes collaboration between relevant federal agencies, institutions of higher education, and other entities best suited to provide national leadership on cybersecurity-related issues; and
  • develop a coordinated interagency strategic plan to advance cybersecurity capabilities in the energy sector.
Text (4)
September 30, 2020
September 29, 2020
September 4, 2020
February 5, 2020
Actions (15)
09/30/2020
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.
09/29/2020
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/29/2020
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H5025-5028)
09/29/2020
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
09/29/2020
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 5760.
09/29/2020
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H5025-5030)
09/29/2020
Mr. Bera moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/04/2020
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 391.
09/04/2020
Committee on Homeland Security discharged.
09/04/2020
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 116-489, Part I.
02/19/2020
Referred to the Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Infrastructure Protection, and Innovation.
02/12/2020
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
02/12/2020
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
02/05/2020
Referred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
02/05/2020
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Feb 6, 2020 8:12:08 AM
Record Updated
Jul 10, 2021 8:20:26 PM