skip to main content

S. 529: National Landslide Preparedness Act

Call or Write Congress

A bill to establish a national program to identify and reduce losses from landslide hazards, to establish a national 3D Elevation Program, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Maria Cantwell

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Washington. Democrat.

Read Text »
Last Updated: Jul 30, 2020
Length: 28 pages
Feb 14, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Passed Senate (House next) on Jul 30, 2020

This bill passed in the Senate on July 30, 2020 and goes to the House next for consideration.

45% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Cantwell Bill to Protect Communities from Landslides Unanimously Passes Senate
    — Sen. Maria Cantwell [D-WA] (Sponsor) on Aug 3, 2020

Feinstein, Murkowski, Cantwell, Gardner, Wyden Reintroduce Bill to Help Prepare and Protect Communities from Landslides
    — Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] (Co-sponsor) on Feb 21, 2019

Senate Passes Gardner-Sponsored Bipartisan Bill to Protect Communities from Landslides
    — Sen. Cory Gardner [R-CO] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 3, 2020

More statements at ProPublica Represent...

What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates S. 529 will add $223 million in new spending through 2024.


Feb 14, 2019

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

Apr 3, 2019
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Dec 5, 2019
Reported by Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

A committee issued a report on the bill, which often provides helpful explanatory background on the issue addressed by the bill and the bill's intentions.

Jul 30, 2020
Passed Senate (House next)

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

If this bill has further action, the following steps may occur next:
Passed House

Signed by the President

S. 529 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.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 529. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

How to cite this information.

We recommend the following MLA-formatted citation when using the information you see here in academic work:

“S. 529 — 116th Congress: National Landslide Preparedness Act.” 2019. October 31, 2020 <>

Where is this information from?

GovTrack automatically collects legislative information from a variety of governmental and non-governmental sources. This page is sourced primarily from, the official portal of the United States Congress. is generally updated one day after events occur, and so legislative activity shown here may be one day behind. Data via the congress project.