Text: H.R.1117 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Public Law No: 115-69 (10/18/2017)
[115th Congress Public Law 69]
[From the U.S. Government Publishing Office]
[[Page 131 STAT. 1207]]
Public Law 115-69
To require the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
to submit a report regarding certain plans regarding assistance to
applicants and grantees during the response to an emergency or
disaster. <<NOTE: Oct. 18, 2017 - [H.R. 1117]>>
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the
United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. ACTION PLAN TO IMPROVE FIELD TRANSITION.
(a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment
of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management
Agency (FEMA) shall report to the Committee on Transportation and
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on
Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate regarding the
plans the agency will undertake to provide the following:
(1) Consistent guidance to applicants on FEMA disaster
funding procedures during the response to an emergency or
(2) Appropriate record maintenance and transfer of documents
to new teams during staff transitions.
(3) Accurate assistance to applicants and grantees to ease
the administrative burden throughout the process of obtaining
and monitoring assistance.
(b) Maintaining Records.--The report shall also include a plan for
implementing operating procedures and document retention requirements to
ensure the maintenance of appropriate records throughout the lifecycle
of the emergency or disaster.
(c) New Technologies.--Finally, the report shall identify new
technologies that further aid the disaster workforce in partnering with
State, local, and tribal governments and private nonprofits in the wake
of a disaster or emergency to educate, assist, and inform applicants on
the status of their emergency or disaster assistance applications and
Approved October 18, 2017.
LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 1117:
HOUSE REPORTS: No. 115-31 (Comm. on Transportation and Infrastructure).
SENATE REPORTS: No. 115-158 (Comm. on Homeland Security and Governmental
CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 163 (2017):
Mar. 27, considered and passed House.
Oct. 4, considered and passed Senate.