Senate Bill 1917
117th Congress(2021-2022)
K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021
Active
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Passed Senate on Aug 9, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
May 27, 2021
Latest Action
Aug 13, 2021
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
1917
Congress
117
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
Michigan
Florida
Louisiana
Passed
August 9, 2021
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 without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6189-6190; text: CR S6189-6190)
Summary

K-12 Cybersecurity Act of 2021

This bill requires the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) to study the cybersecurity risks facing elementary and secondary schools and develop recommendations that include cybersecurity guidelines designed to assist schools in facing those risks. The use of such recommendations shall be voluntary.

The study must evaluate the challenges that schools face in securing (1) information systems owned, leased, or relied upon by those schools; and (2) sensitive student and employee records.

Further, the bill requires CISA to (1) develop an online training toolkit designed for school officials; and (2) make available on the Department of Homeland Security website the study's findings, the cybersecurity guidelines, and the toolkit.

Text (3)
August 9, 2021
July 26, 2021
Actions (10)
08/13/2021
Held at the desk.
08/13/2021
Received in the House.
08/10/2021
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
08/09/2021
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6189-6190; text: CR S6189-6190)
08/09/2021
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6189-6190; text: CR S6189-6190)
07/26/2021
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 107.
07/26/2021
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Peters without amendment. With written report No. 117-32.
07/14/2021
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
05/27/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
05/27/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
May 28, 2021 8:57:15 AM
Record Updated
Sep 18, 2021 7:15:47 AM