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H.R. 1665 (115th): Disaster Declaration Improvement Act

The text of the bill below is as of Apr 28, 2017 (Reported by House Committee).


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Union Calendar No. 56

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1665

[Report No. 115–99]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 22, 2017

(for himself and Mrs. Bustos) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

April 28, 2017

Additional sponsors: Mr. Kinzinger, Mr. Bost, Mr. Shimkus, Mr. LaHood, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, and Mr. Barletta

April 28, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

For text of introduced bill, see copy of bill as introduced on March 22, 2017


A BILL

To ensure that Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency considers severe local impact in making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Disaster Declaration Improvement Act.

2.

Local impact

In making recommendations to the President regarding a major disaster declaration, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall give greater weight and consideration to severe local impact or recent multiple disasters. Further, the Administrator shall make corresponding adjustments to the Agency’s policies and regulations regarding such consideration. Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall report to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate on the changes made to regulations and policies and the number of declarations that have been declared based on the new criteria.

April 28, 2017

Reported with an amendment, committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the State of the Union, and ordered to be printed