H.R. 968: Fire-Damaged Home Rebuilding Act of 2013

Mar 05, 2013
Referred to Committee
1% chance of being enacted
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S. 667 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Apr 08, 2013

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Doris Matsui
Representative for California's 6th congressional district
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Related Bills
H.R. 6614 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 29, 2012

S. 667 (Related)
Fire-Damaged Home Rebuilding Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 08, 2013


This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on March 5, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Introduced Mar 05, 2013
Referred to Committee Mar 05, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed House ...
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3% chance of getting past committee.
1% 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 amend the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow the rebuilding, without elevation, of certain structures located in special flood hazard zones that are damaged by fire, and for other purposes.


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1 cosponsors (1D) (show)

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Fire Damaged Home Rebuilding Act of 2013 - Amends the National Flood Insurance Act of 1968 to allow local variances for certain residential structures.
Prohibits certain land use and control measures from being deemed inadequate or inconsistent with land management criteria for participation in the flood insurance program because such measures authorize granting a variance for a residential structure located in a covered area and that is substantially damaged by fire.
Prohibits the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) from either suspending a community from participation in the national flood insurance program, or placing it on probation, because its land use and control measures provide for such a variance.
Defines such variance as one granted by an appropriate official of the community from compliance with such land use and control measures and permits repair and restoration of such structure to its pre-damaged condition without elevation of the structure.
Requires the official to have made specified determinations as a prerequisite to granting such a variance.
Requires chargeable flood insurance premium rates for a residential structure granted such a variance to equal, after repair and restoration, the rates which would have been applicable if the structure had not been substantially damaged, repaired, and restored under the variance.

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