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H.R. 1214 (115th): Disaster SAVE Act


The text of the bill below is as of Mar 28, 2017 (Referred to Senate Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.

Summary of this bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 1214 temporarily increases FEMA’s simplified projects threshold for disaster recovery public assistance to $500,000. The Act sunsets on September 30, 2021.


IIB

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1214

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

March 28, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

AN ACT

To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to conduct a program to use simplified procedures to issue public assistance for certain projects under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Disaster Simplified Assistance Value Enhancement Act or the Disaster SAVE Act.

2.

Simplified procedure program

(a)

Threshold

The Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall immediately establish the threshold for eligibility pursuant to section 422(b)(2) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5189(b)(2)) at $500,000.

(b)

Report

Not later than May 1, 2021, the Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report containing the results of a comprehensive review of the program conducted under section 422 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5189), as modified by this section, to include an assessment of cost-effectiveness, speed of recovery, capacity of the grantees, past performance, and accountability measures.

(c)

Sunset

This Act shall expire on September 30, 2021.

Passed the House of Representatives March 27, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk