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H.R. 1791 (113th): Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 21, 2013 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 194

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1791

[Report No. 113–273]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 26, 2013

(for himself, Mrs. Brooks of Indiana, and Mr. King of New York) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Homeland Security

November 21, 2013

Additional sponsors: Mr. Rogers of Alabama and Mr. Palazzo

November 21, 2013

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on April 26, 2013


A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act .

2.

Use of certain homeland security grant funds for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities

Section 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 ( 6 U.S.C. 609 ) is amended—

(1)

in subsection (a), by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (13) as paragraphs (11) through (14), respectively, and by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:

(10)

enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities, including the development and maintenance of an initial pharmaceutical stockpile, including medical kits, and diagnostics sufficient to protect first responders, their families, immediate victims, and vulnerable populations from a chemical or biological event;

; and

(2)

in subsection (b)(3)(B), by striking (a)(10) and inserting (a)(11) .

November 21, 2013

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed