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National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015

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National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015

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National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015

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National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015

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National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015

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Official Title as Introduced

To reauthorize the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (8)

Date Actions Overview
09/30/2015Became Public Law No: 114-52. (TXT | PDF)
09/30/2015Signed by President.
09/21/2015Presented to President.
09/16/2015Resolving differences -- House actions: On motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote.(text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H5987-5988)
07/23/2015Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S5557-5558; text as passed Senate: CR S5557-5558)
06/11/2015Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-62.
01/07/2015Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 381 - 39 (Roll no. 10).(text: CR H84-85)
01/06/2015Introduced in House

All Actions (25)

Date Chamber All Actions
09/30/2015Became Public Law No: 114-52. (TXT | PDF)
09/30/2015Signed by President.
09/21/2015HousePresented to President.
09/16/2015-3:11pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/16/2015-3:11pmHouseOn motion that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment Agreed to by voice vote. (text as House agreed to Senate amendment: CR H5987-5988)
09/16/2015-3:01pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on the Senate amendment to H.R. 23.
09/16/2015-3:00pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved that the House suspend the rules and agree to the Senate amendment. (consideration: CR H5987-5990)
07/24/2015SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/23/2015SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S5557-5558; text as passed Senate: CR S5557-5558)
06/11/2015SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 114.
06/11/2015SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Thune with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 114-62.
02/26/2015SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
01/08/2015SenateReceived in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
01/07/2015-3:34pmHouseOn motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 381 - 39 (Roll no. 10). (text: CR H84-85)
01/07/2015-3:34pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
01/07/2015-3:25pmHouseConsidered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H94)
01/07/2015-2:20pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
01/07/2015-2:05pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 23.
01/07/2015-2:05pmHouseConsidered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H83-87)
01/07/2015-2:05pmHouseMr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
01/07/2015HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
01/06/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/06/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/06/2015HouseReferred to the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and in addition to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/06/2015HouseIntroduced in House

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Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Science, Space, and Technology01/06/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure01/06/2015 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management01/07/2015 Referred to
Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation01/08/2015 Referred to
02/26/2015 Markup by
06/11/2015 Reported by S. Rept. 114-62

No related bill information was received for H.R.23.


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Shown Here:
Public Law No: 114-52 (09/30/2015)

(This measure has not been amended since it was reported to the Senate on June 11, 2015. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2015

(Sec. 2) Amends the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004 to revise provisions governing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program and to reauthorize the Program through FY2017.

Defines the "Director" of the Program to mean the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (currently, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy). Revises the definition of "windstorm" to explicitly include a northeaster.

(Sec. 3) Designates NIST as the entity with primary responsibility for Program planning and coordination and expands the responsibilities of the other Program agencies, which include the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Requires NIST to: (1) ensure that the Program includes the necessary components to promote implementation of windstorm risk reduction measures, (2) support the development of performance-based engineering tools, (3) request the assistance of federal agencies other than the Program agencies as necessary, (4) coordinate all federal post-windstorm investigations to the extent practicable, and (5) issue recommendations to assist in informing the development of model codes.

Requires NSF to support research in economic and social factors influencing windstorm risk reduction measures.

Requires FEMA to: (1) promote the adoption of windstorm preparedness and mitigation measures, including for households, businesses, and communities; and (2) work closely with national standards and model building code organizations to promote the implementation of research results and promote better building practices within the building design and construction industry.

Requires the Directors of the Program agencies to each include in their agency's annual budget request a description of their agency's projected activities under the Program and an assessment of what they plan to spend on those activities.

Replaces provisions establishing an Interagency Working Group with provisions establishing the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction, which shall be composed of the heads or designees of the Program agencies and the Office of Management and Budget. Directs the Committee to oversee Program planning and coordination and to develop and submit to Congress a strategic plan, progress report, and coordinated budget for the Program.

(Sec. 4) Revises provisions providing for the establishment of an Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction (currently, the National Advisory Committee on Windstorm Impact Reduction), which shall: (1) be composed of at least seven non-federal members; (2) provide recommendations to be considered by federal agencies in implementing the Program; and (3) offer assessments and recommendations on the priorities of the Program's strategic plan, coordination of the Program, effectiveness of the Program in meeting its purposes, and Program revisions. Terminates the Committee on September 30, 2017.