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


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 24, 2017 (Introduced).

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.


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1214

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 24, 2017

introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

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 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 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House a report on the comprehensive review of the Program conducted under 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.