Federal - HR 1649

A bill to amend the Small Business Act to require cyber certification for small business development center counselors, and for other purposes.

Introduced

March 8, 2019

Description

A bill to amend the Small Business Act to require cyber certification for small business development center counselors, and for other purposes.

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Original Sponsor 1

Co-Sponsors 6

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  • July 15, 2019 — Measure passed in the House by voice vote, under suspension of the rules (two-thirds vote required). Congressional Record p. H5810

  • July 15, 2019 — Delgado, D-N.Y., motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, agreed to by voice vote. Congressional Record p. H5809-H5810

  • June 13, 2019 — Reported to the House by the House Small Business Committee and placed on the Union Calendar. H Rept 116-112Congressional Record p. H4693

  • May 10, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Craig, (D-Minn.)
  • May 2, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Stauber, (R-Minn.)
  • May 1, 2019 — Full committee consideration and markup held by the House Small Business Committee.

    May 1, 2019 — Committee Vote: Small Business Cyber Certification — Vote to Report

    Require the administrator of the Small Business Administration to create a cyber counseling certification program, for counselors at small business development centers that have received a grant from the SBA, to provide cybersecurity strategy assistance to small businesses.

    The bill also would require that lead small business development center have five certified employees, or 10 percent of the total staff, whichever is less.

    It also would require the administrator, in establishing the training and certification process, to consider the cyber strategy methods included in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (PL 114-328).

    It also would require the administrator to reimburse lead small business development centers for the cost of certifying employees. The bill would cap the reimbursement at $350,000 for any fiscal year.

    Require the administrator of the Small Business Administration to create a cyber counseling certification program, for counselors at small business development centers that have received a grant from the SBA, to provide cybersecurity strategy assistance to small businesses.

    The bill also would require that lead small business development center have five certified employees, or 10 percent of the total staff, whichever is less.

    It also would require the administrator, in establishing the training and certification process, to consider the cyber strategy methods included in the fiscal 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (PL 114-328).

    It also would require the administrator to reimburse lead small business development centers for the cost of certifying employees. The bill would cap the reimbursement at $350,000 for any fiscal year.

    Ordered reported favorably to the full House by voice vote.
  • April 30, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Houlahan, (D-Pa.)
  • March 18, 2019 — Additional cosponsor(s): 1

    Balderson, (R-Ohio)
  • March 8, 2019 — Original cosponsor(s): 2

    Evans, (D-Pa.)Velazquez, (D-N.Y.)
  • March 8, 2019 — Read twice and referred to: House Small Business.Congressional Record p. H2614