About the bill
Domestic floods have been increasing both in number and intensity, due largely to the effects of the climate crisis: Coastal flooding days have more than doubled in the United States since the 1980s, according to a report from Climate Central. And scientists have documented a sharp increase in so-called “sunny day flooding.” September’s flood in Louisiana caused $8.7 billion in damage, damaged at least 60,000 homes and killed 13 people.
A bill in Congress that passed the House unanimously could make major changes in flood insurance.
What the bill does
Under current law, the federally-run National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) is “the only safety net” for those living in flood zones. The Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, H.R. 2901 and S. 1679, would for the …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Senator for Nevada. Republican.
Last Updated: Jun 25, 2015
Length: 10 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on June 25, 2015, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
10 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 2 Democrats)
Passed House (Senate next) — Apr 28, 2016
What legislators are saying
“Heller Praises Movement To Increase Private Flood Insurance Options”
— Sen. Dean Heller [R-NV, 2011-2018] (Sponsor) on Mar 2, 2016
Jun 25, 2015
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Apr 28, 2016
Companion Bill — Passed House (Senate next)
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2901 (114th), possibly in lieu of similar activity on S. 1679 (114th).
Mar 8, 2017
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, S. 563 (115th).
S. 1679 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.
Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1679. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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