H.R. 275: End Radon in Schools Act

Introduced:
Jan 15, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
0% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Bruce Braley
Representative for Iowa's 1st congressional district
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 15, 2013
Length
11 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 6396 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Sep 13, 2012

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 15, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 15, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 15, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
Passed Senate ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

3% chance of getting past committee.
0% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

To establish a grant program to test and mitigate radon levels in public schools, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
3 cosponsors (2D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Energy and Commerce

Environment and the Economy

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1/15/2013--Introduced.
End Radon in Schools Act - Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review, update, revise, and publish the Radon Measurements In Schools Guidelines with current information and guidance on radon testing in public elementary and secondary schools.
Directs the Administrator, subject to the availability of appropriations, to award grants to states to: (1) follow the updated Guidelines, (2) test radon levels in their public elementary and secondary schools, and (3) provide funds to their local educational agencies (LEAs) to mitigate and re-test radon levels in schools found to have radon levels that the updated Guidelines deem unsafe.
Requires the Administrator to conduct such mitigation directly or by contract if an LEA does not certify to its state that it will use grant funds to mitigate unsafe radon levels at its schools.
Gives highest grant priority to states whose total landmass lies in Radon Zone 1 and second highest priority to states with at least 50% of their landmass in Radon Zone 1. Defines "Radon Zone 1" as areas that have a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than four picocuries per liter.

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