H.R. 1453 (112th): Flood Insurance Fairness Act of 2011

Apr 08, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Maurice Hinchey
Representative for New York's 22nd congressional district
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Apr 08, 2011
7 pages
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This bill was introduced on April 8, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Apr 08, 2011
Referred to Committee Apr 08, 2011
Full Title

To revise the National Flood Insurance Program to more fairly treat homeowners who purchase insurance under the program.


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Housing and Insurance

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Flood Insurance Fairness Act of 2011 - Amends the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973 to delay, for certain areas not previously designated as having special flood hazards, the effective date for the mandatory purchase of flood insurance until the expiration of the five-year period beginning upon the date that revisions to certain flood insurance maps become available.
Prohibits this Act from being construed to authorize or require any payment or refund for flood insurance coverage purchases that covered any period during which such coverage is not required for the insured property.
Amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to prescribe a five-year phase-in schedule for flood insurance rates for areas newly mapped as having special flood hazards.
Requires the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to reimburse property owners for costs incurred in requests to remove property from base flood elevations.
Instructs the FEMA Administrator to submit to Congress a community outreach plan updating floodplain areas and flood-risk zones.
Instructs the FEMA Administrator to notify the appropriate Members of Congress of actions taken regarding any modernization of a floodplain area or flood-risk zone in their respective states or districts.

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