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S. 398: Linemen Legacy Act


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 23, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 398

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 23, 2021

introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to clarify that utility line technicians qualify as emergency response providers.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Linemen Legacy Act.

2.

Emergency response providers

Section 2(6) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 101(6)) is amended—

(1)

by striking includes Federal and inserting “includes—

(A)

Federal

;

(2)

by striking the period at the end and inserting ; and; and

(3)

by adding at the end the following:

(B)

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).

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