Summary: S.191 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Information (Except Text)

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Reported to Senate with amendment(s) (06/13/2011)

Amateur Radio Emergency Communications Enhancement Act of 2011 - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS): (1) to study and report to Congress on the uses and capabilities of Amateur Radio Service communications in emergencies and disaster relief; and (2) in conducting the study, to utilize the expertise of stakeholder entities and organizations, including the amateur radio, emergency response, and disaster communications communities.

Directs the DHS Inspector General to report on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant programs, including: (1) to what degree the programs provide duplicative or overlapping assistance, (2) the cost of each program, and (3) recommendations for consolidation and elimination of programs to reduce duplication.