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S. 1058: Earthquake Mitigation and Tax Parity Act

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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.

The House version was introduced on April 3 as bill number H.R. 2053 by Rep. Mike Thompson (D-CA5). The Senate version was introduced on April 3 as bill number S. 1058 ...

Sponsor and status

Kamala Harris

Sponsor. Junior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Apr 8, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Apr 8, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Apr 8, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on April 8, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Apr 8, 2019

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S. 1058 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 1058. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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