Bill Sponsor
House Bill 1501
118th Congress(2023-2024)
UAS Act
Active
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Passed House on Jul 27, 2023
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 9, 2023
Latest Action
Sep 5, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
1501
Congress
118
Policy Area
Government Operations and Politics
Government Operations and Politics
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House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (0)
checkPassed on July 27, 2023
Status
Passed
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.(text: 7/25/2023 CR H3936-3937)
Summary

Unmanned Aerial Security Act or the UAS Act

This bill prohibits the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) from operating, financing, or procuring unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or UAS operating, detection, or identification systems that are manufactured in certain foreign countries or by corporations domiciled in such foreign countries.

Applicable foreign countries include those identified as foreign adversaries in the intelligence community's latest annual threat assessment and other countries designated by DHS.

DHS may waive the prohibition for (1) the national interest of the United States; (2) counter-UAS surrogate research, testing, development, evaluation, or training; or (3) intelligence, electronic warfare, or information warfare operations, testing, analysis, and training.

An office or component of DHS may continue to operate a UAS or system in its inventory that would otherwise be prohibited until DHS grants or denies a waiver or until one year after this bill is enacted, whichever is later.

Text (4)
September 5, 2023
July 27, 2023
July 19, 2023
March 9, 2023
Actions (19)
09/05/2023
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
07/27/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/27/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: 7/25/2023 CR H3936-3937)
07/27/2023
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.(text: 7/25/2023 CR H3936-3937)
07/27/2023
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4052)
07/25/2023
At the conclusion of debate, the chair put the question on the motion to suspend the rules. Mr. Guest objected to the vote on the grounds that a quorum was not present. Further proceedings on the motion were postponed. The point of no quorum was considered as withdrawn.
07/25/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1501.
07/25/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H3936-3938)
07/25/2023
Mr. Guest moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
07/19/2023
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 119.
07/19/2023
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 118-151.
05/17/2023
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
05/17/2023
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
05/17/2023
Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability Discharged.
05/17/2023
Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence Discharged.
03/10/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Oversight, Investigations, and Accountability.
03/10/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Counterterrorism, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence.
03/09/2023
Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
03/09/2023
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Feb 23, 2024 3:31:42 PM