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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 Jul 11, 2017 (Introduced).


I

115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 3176

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

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, 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.