About the bill
Should grants to better prepare buildings and structures for earthquakes be subject to federal taxes?
State earthquake preparedness initiatives, such as the California Residential Mitigation Program, provide grants for homeowners to retrofit their properties to better withstand earthquakes.
California’s Earthquake Brace + Bolt program Executive Director Janiele Maffei estimates that 1.2 million California houses need their program’s retrofit.
However, such grants are subject to federal taxes.
What the legislation does
The Earthquake Mitigation Incentive and Tax Parity Act would remove federal taxes on grants that homeowners receive to retrofit their properties to better withstand earthquakes.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for California's 5th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 3, 2019
Length: 4 pages
116th Congress (2019–2021)
This bill was introduced on April 3, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Mar 22, 2017
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1691 (115th).
Apr 3, 2019
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H.R. 2053 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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