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S. 4091 (116th): Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act


The text of the bill below is as of Jun 29, 2020 (Passed the Senate).


116th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4091

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

AN ACT

To amend section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide authority for fiscal year 2020 for increased payments for temporary assistance to United States citizens returned from foreign countries, and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Emergency Aid for Returning Americans Affected by Coronavirus Act.

2.

Increase in aggregate payments for fiscal year 2020

(a)

In general

Section 1113(d) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1313(d)) is amended by striking fiscal years 2017 and 2018 and all that follows through the period and inserting fiscal year 2020, the total amount of such assistance provided during such fiscal year shall not exceed $10,000,000..

(b)

Emergency designation

(1)

In general

The amounts provided by the amendment made by this section are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4(g) of the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (2 U.S.C. 933(g)).

(2)

Designation in senate

In the Senate, this section and the amendment made by this section are designated as an emergency requirement pursuant to section 4112(a) of H. Con. Res. 71 (115th Congress), the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal year 2018.

3.

Limit on direct contact with repatriated individuals during COVID–19 emergency period

During the emergency period described in section 1135(g)(1)(B) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1320b–5(g)(1)(B)), in providing temporary assistance under section 1113 of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1313), no employee of the Administration for Children and Families of the Department of Health and Human Services shall have direct, in-person contact with an individual specified in section 1113(a)(1) of such Act (42 U.S.C. 1313(a)(1)), except in the case of a uniformed member of the Regular Corps or the Ready Reserve Corps of the Commissioned Corps of the Public Health Service (as described in section 203 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 204)) in an active duty status who, as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, has—

(1)

received appropriate training on infection prevention and control; and

(2)

access to appropriate personal protective equipment.

Passed the Senate June 29, 2020.

Secretary