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H.R. 3176 (115th): Disaster Assistance Fairness and Accountability Act of 2017


The text of the bill below is as of Nov 21, 2017 (Reported by House Committee). The bill was not enacted into law.


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Union Calendar No. 310

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3176

[Report No. 115–418]

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

July 11, 2017

(for himself, Miss Rice of New York, Mr. LoBiondo, Mr. Graves of Louisiana, Mr. Delaney, Mr. Jones, Mr. Meadows, Mr. Curbelo of Florida, Mr. Polis, Mr. Meeks, and Mr. Faso) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

November 21, 2017

Additional sponsors: Mr. Gaetz and Mr. Frelinghuysen

November 21, 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 July 11, 2017


A BILL

To prohibit the Federal Emergency Management Agency from recouping certain assistance, and for other purposes.


1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Disaster Assistance Fairness and Accountability Act of 2017.

2.

Recoupment of certain assistance prohibited

(a)

In general

Notwithstanding section 3716(e) of title 31, United States Code, and unless there is evidence of civil or criminal fraud, the Federal Emergency Management Agency may not take any action to recoup covered assistance from the recipient of such assistance if the receipt of such assistance occurred on a date that is more than 3 years before the date on which the Federal Emergency Management Agency first provides to the recipient written notification of an intent to recoup.

(b)

Covered assistance defined

In this section, the term covered assistance means assistance provided—

(1)

under section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174); and

(2)

in relation to a major disaster declared by the President under section 401 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 5170) on or after January 1, 2012.

November 21, 2017

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