H. R. 6017
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
June 25, 2012
Mr. Pearce (for himself, Mr. Heinrich, and Mr. Luján) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Financial Services
To authorize the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to waive the 30-day waiting period for flood insurance policies purchased for private properties affected by wildfire on Federal lands.
Insurance coverage for private properties affected by flooding from Federal lands
Section 1306(c)(2) of the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 (42 U.S.C. 4013(c)(2)) is amended—
(A), by striking
or at the end;
(B), by striking the period at the end and inserting
by adding at the end the following:
the initial purchase of flood insurance coverage for private property if—
the Administrator determines that the property is affected by flooding on Federal land that is a result of, or is exacerbated by, post-wildfire conditions, after consultation with an authorized employee of the Federal agency that has jurisdiction of the land on which the wildfire that caused the post-wildfire conditions occurred; and
the flood insurance coverage was purchased not later than 60 days after the fire containment date, as determined by the appropriate Federal employee, relating to the wildfire that caused the post-wildfire conditions described in clause (i).