HB 156, Reporting of Cybersecurity Attacks

Municipal Impact
GMA Contact
Charlotte Davis, (678) 686-6291
Bill Sponsor

Rep. Don Parsons
District 44

This bill woud require local governments to report cyberattacks or cyber incidents, that substantially impact the security of the system or data, to the state director of emergency management and homeland security (GEMA). For local governments required to report the information of a cyber attack to the federal government, that local goverment would have to notify the state director with the same information within two hours, but no further reporting would be required to the state. GEMA would establish the rules and regulations related to how local goverments would report such attacks. The bill contains an exemption for municipal retail and wholesale providers of gas and electricity.

Last Updated: 3/30/2021
Subject Area: Open Meetings/Open Record
Resources: bill text
3/25/2021 - Effective Date 3/25/2021 - Act 8 3/25/2021 - Date Signed by Governor


3/11/2021 House Vote #250 Yea - 147 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 19 Excused - 14
3/8/2021 Senate Vote #167 Yea - 45 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 9 Excused - 2
2/22/2021 House Vote #68 Yea - 163 Nay - 0 Not Voting - 5 Excused - 12

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