S. 2218 (112th): United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Mar 21, 2012 (Introduced).

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112th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2218

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 21, 2012

(for himself, Ms. Collins, Mr. Carper, Mr. McCain, and Mr. Brown of Massachusetts) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To reauthorize the United States Fire Administration, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2012.

2.

Clarification of relationship between United States Fire Administration and Federal Emergency Management Agency

(a)

Modification of purpose of Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974

Section 3(3) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2202(3)) is amended by striking within the Department of Commerce and inserting within the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

(b)

Establishment of Fire Administration within Federal Emergency Management Agency

Subsection (a) of section 5 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2204) is amended by striking Department of Commerce and inserting Federal Emergency Management Agency.

(c)

Discretionary appointment of a Deputy Administrator

Such section is further amended by amending subsection (c) to read as follows:

(c)

Deputy Administrator

The Administrator may appoint a Deputy Administrator, who shall—

(1)

perform such functions as the Administrator shall from time to time assign or delegate; and

(2)

act as Administrator during the absence or disability of the Administrator or in the event of a vacancy in the office of Administrator.

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3.

Modification of authority of Administrator of United States Fire Administration to educate public about fire and fire prevention

Section 6 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2205) is amended by striking to take all steps and all that follows through fire and fire prevention and inserting to take such steps as the Administrator considers appropriate to educate the public and overcome public indifference as to fire, fire prevention, and individual preparedness..

4.

Authorization of appropriations for United States Fire Administration

Section 17(g)(1) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2216(g)(1)) is amended—

(1)

in subparagraph (G), by striking and at the end;

(2)

in subparagraph (H), by striking the period at the end and inserting a semicolon; and

(3)

by inserting after subparagraph (H) the following:

(I)

$76,490,890 for fiscal year 2013;

(J)

$76,490,890 for fiscal year 2014;

(K)

$76,490,890 for fiscal year 2015;

(L)

$76,490,890 for fiscal year 2016; and

(M)

$76,490,890 for fiscal year 2017.

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5.

Amendment to definition regarding Administrator of FEMA

(a)

In general

Section 4 of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2203) is amended in paragraph (4), by striking Director means and all that follows through Agency; and inserting Administrator of FEMA means the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency;.

(b)

Conforming amendments

(1)

Administrator of FEMA

The Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2201 et seq.) is amended by striking Director each place it appears and inserting Administrator of FEMA.

(2)

Administrator of FEMA’s Award

Section 15 of such Act (15 U.S.C. 2214) is amended by striking Director’s Award each place it appears and inserting Administrator’s Award.