H. R. 6337
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
November 17, 2016
Mr. Weber of Texas (for himself, Mr. Culberson, Mr. Gene Green of Texas, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Babin, and Mr. Smith of Texas) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
To amend title 49, United States Code, with respect to the definition of urbanized area, and for other purposes.
Definition of urbanized area
Section 5302(23) of title 49, United States Code, is amended—
The term and inserting the following:
by adding at the end the following:
Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), an area shall be treated as an
urbanized area if the Secretary of Commerce determines that—
the area was defined and designated in a previous decennial census as an
the area was not defined and designated in the most recent decennial census as an
urbanized area as the result of a natural disaster that caused the population of the area to fall below 50,000 people; and
the most recent annual estimate of the Bureau of the Census estimates the population of the area to be restored to 50,000 or more people.