S. 41 at a glance

Name of bill: S. 41, to strike certain provisions of the Homeland Security Act of 2002

Cosponsors: Sens. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., and Thomas Daschle, D-S.D.

Date introduced: Jan. 7

Status: Referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs

The bill would strike the Support Anti-terrorism by Fostering Effective Technologies Act, a provision of the Homeland Security Act. The provision limits the liability of companies selling anti-terrorism technologies to the government if a terrorist attack jeopardizes the operations of the technologies. To qualify for protection, a firm's technology must be designated an anti-terrorism technology by the secretary of homeland security, and the firm must obtain the maximum amount of insurance available.

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