Text: H.R.6464 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (12/01/2010)


111th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6464

To amend the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to make fire department grant funds available for fire station construction, to reauthorize the firefighter assistance program, and for other purposes.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
December 1, 2010

Mr. Oberstar introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Science and Technology


A BILL

To amend the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 to make fire department grant funds available for fire station construction, to reauthorize the firefighter assistance program, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Firefighter Safety Enhancement Act of 2010”.

SEC. 2. Use of fire department grant funds.

Section 33(b)(3)(J) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229(b)(3)(J)) is amended by inserting “, repair, construct, and reconstruct” before “fire stations”.

SEC. 3. Applicability of standards.

Section 33(b) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(18) APPLICABILITY OF STANDARDS.—The Director shall require a fire department or organization that applies for a grant under paragraph (3)(J) to comply with the standards of section 611(j)(9) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196(j)(9)), as in effect on the date of enactment of this paragraph, with respect to projects carried out using amounts from the grant in the same manner as recipients are required to comply in order to receive financial contributions from the Director for emergency preparedness purposes.”.

SEC. 4. Authorization of appropriations.

Section 33(e)(1) of the Federal Fire Prevention and Control Act of 1974 (15 U.S.C. 2229(e)(1)) is amended to read as follows:

“(1) IN GENERAL.—There is authorized to be appropriated for the purposes of this section $1,300,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2011 through 2014. Of the amounts authorized in this paragraph, not to exceed $300,000,000 shall be made available each fiscal year to modify, repair, construct, and reconstruct fire stations, fire training facilities, and other facilities under subsection (b)(3)(J).”.