IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 23, 2021
Mr. Kennedy introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to clarify that utility line technicians qualify as emergency response providers.
This Act may be cited as the
Linemen Legacy Act.
Emergency response providers
Section 2(6) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101(6)) is amended—
includes Federal and inserting “includes—
by striking the period at the end and inserting
; and; and
by adding at the end the following:
utility line technicians responding to a major disaster or an emergency declared by the President under section 501 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5191).