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H.R. 687: First Responder Access to Innovative Technologies Act

About the bill

Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 687 directs the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop a uniform process for reviewing grant applications seeking to purchase equipment or systems that do not meet or exceed applicable national voluntary consensus standards using funds from the Urban Area Security Initiative or the State Homeland Security Grant Program. Specifically, FEMA must consider: the current or past use of the equipment or systems by the military; the absence of a national voluntary consensus standard; the existence of an international consensus standard; the nature of a capability gap and ...

Sponsor and status

Donald Payne Jr.

Sponsor. Representative for New Jersey's 10th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Feb 1, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Introduced:

Jan 24, 2017

Status:

Passed House (Senate next) on Jan 31, 2017

This bill passed in the House on January 31, 2017 and goes to the Senate next for consideration.

Prognosis:

34% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

History

Jan 24, 2017
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

Jan 31, 2017
 
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by voice vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Pending
 
Passed Senate

Pending
 
Signed by the President

H.R. 687 is a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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