H. R. 3176
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
July 11, 2017
Mr. MacArthur (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
To prohibit the Federal Emergency Management Agency from recouping certain assistance, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Disaster Assistance Fairness and Accountability Act of 2017.
Recoupment of certain assistance prohibited
Notwithstanding section 3716(e) of title 31, United States Code, 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.
Covered assistance defined
In this section, the term covered assistance means assistance provided—
under section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174); and
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.