Senate Bill 4226
116th Congress(2019-2020)
Assessing a Cyber State of Distress Act of 2020
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in Senate on Jul 20, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 20, 2020
Latest Action
Jul 20, 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
4226
Congress
116
Policy Area
Science, Technology, Communications
Science, Technology, Communications
Primary focus of measure is natural sciences, space exploration, research policy and funding, research and development, STEM education, scientific cooperation and communication; technology policies, telecommunication, information technology; digital media, journalism. Measures concerning scientific education may fall under Education policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Michigan
Nebraska
No Senate votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Assessing a Cyber State of Distress Act of 2020

This bill requires the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to assess the feasibility and advisability of establishing (1) an authority for the declaration of a cyber state of distress, and (2) a Cyber Response and Recovery Fund.

Both required assessments shall include a review of recommendations by the Cyberspace Solarium Commission established to develop a consensus on a strategic approach to defending the United States in cyberspace against cyberattacks of significant consequences.

Further, the assessment of an authority for declaring a cyber state of distress shall include the development of additional recommendations relating to (1) any determinations that DHS should make and other actions that should be taken before DHS is authorized to declare or renew a cyber state of distress, (2) the definition of the term significant cyber incident, and (3) the appropriate duration of a cyber state of distress.

The assessment of a Cyber Response and Recovery Fund shall include the development of additional recommendations relating to (1) the administration of such a fund, (2) the eligibility of entities that may receive support from such fund, and (3) allowable expenses for such fund.

DHS must provide a briefing that includes findings from each assessment and legislative proposals for the establishment of an authority for the declaration of a cyber state of distress and a Cyber Response and Recovery Fund.

Text (1)
Actions (2)
07/20/2020
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
07/20/2020
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Jul 21, 2020 4:27:10 AM
Updated
Sep 3, 2020 4:16:36 AM