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S. 4044: REPLACE Act


The text of the bill below is as of Apr 7, 2022 (Introduced).


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117th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 4044

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 7, 2022

(for himself and Mr. Bennet) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

A BILL

To amend the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 to require the President to automatically waive certain critical document fees for individuals and households affected by major disasters for which assistance is provided under the Individuals and Households Program.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Replacing Essential Passports and Licenses After Certain Emergencies Act or the REPLACE Act.

2.

Critical document fee waiver

Section 1238(a) of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (42 U.S.C. 5174b) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (2), by striking applies regardless and inserting and the requirement of the President to waive fees under paragraph (4) apply regardless;

(2)

by redesignating paragraph (4) as paragraph (5); and

(3)

by inserting after paragraph (3) the following:

(4)

Mandatory automatic waiver

The President, in consultation with the Governor of a State, shall automatically provide a fee waiver described in paragraph (1) to an individual or household that has been adversely affected by a major disaster declared under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170)—

(A)

for which the President provides assistance to individuals and households under section 408 of that Act (42 U.S.C. 5174); and

(B)

that destroyed a critical document described in paragraph (1) of the individual or household.

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