H.R.6070 - Safe Recovery and Community Empowerment Act114th Congress (2015-2016)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Issa, Darrell E. [R-CA-49] (Introduced 09/20/2016)|
|Committees:||House - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||House - 09/30/2016 Referred to the Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.6070 — 114th Congress (2015-2016)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (09/20/2016)
Safe Recovery and Community Empowerment Act
This bill amends the Fair Housing Act to authorize a local, state, or federal government body to:
- limit the number of residential recovery facilities within a particular area zoned for residential housing, provided that the limitation is necessary to preserve the residential character of the area, allows for a reasonable number of such facilities to be located within such area, and does not place an overall cap on their number within a municipality or state; and
- require a facility to obtain an operating license or use permit or satisfy a set of consumer protection standards.
A residential recovery facility is a residence that provides housing to individuals in recovery from drug or alcohol addiction with the promise of providing a clean and sober environment in return for direct or indirect payment to an owner, operator, or compensated staff person.
Facilities receiving payments from a federal health care program, or via private insurance purchased on a federal exchange or federally subsidized, for either housing, recovery services, or testing or monitoring for drugs or alcohol, shall ensure that residents be provided a safe living environment completely free from illicit drugs, alcohol, firearms, harassment, abuse, or harm.