Senate Bill 3455
116th Congress(2019-2020)
No TikTok on Government Devices Act
Active
Active
Passed Senate on Aug 6, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 12, 2020
Latest Action
Aug 10, 2020
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
3455
Congress
116
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
Primary focus of measure is government administration, including agency organization, contracting, facilities and property, information management and services; rulemaking and administrative law; elections and political activities; government employees and officials; Presidents; ethics and public participation; postal service. Measures concerning agency appropriations and the budget process may fall under Economics and Public Finance policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Missouri
Arkansas
Florida
Louisiana
Passed
August 6, 2020
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

No TikTok on Government Devices Act

This bill prohibits federal employees from using the social media video application TikTok on government-issued devices.

Specifically, the bill prohibits employees and officers of the United States, Members of Congress, congressional employees, and officers and employees of government corporations from downloading or using TikTok, or any successor application from the developer, on any device issued by the federal government or a government corporation, with the exception of specified activities (e.g., cybersecurity research).

Text (3)
August 6, 2020
August 6, 2020
March 12, 2020
Actions (11)
08/10/2020
By Senator Johnson from Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs filed written report. Report No. 116-250.
08/07/2020
Held at the desk.
08/07/2020
Received in the House.
08/07/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
08/06/2020
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5236-5237; text: CR S5237)
08/06/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
08/06/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 507.
08/06/2020
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
07/22/2020
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
03/12/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
03/12/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Mar 13, 2020 12:12:16 PM
Updated
Dec 28, 2020 2:40:47 PM