H.R.2405 - Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2017115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Smith, Christopher H. [R-NJ-4] (Introduced 05/11/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||House - 05/11/2017 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2405 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (05/11/2017)
Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness Act of 2017
This bill amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to include community centers, including tax-exempt houses of worship, as "private nonprofit facilities" for purposes of disaster relief and emergency assistance eligibility under such Act.
A church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other house of worship, and a private nonprofit facility operated by a religious organization, are eligible for federal contributions for the repair, restoration, and replacement of facilities damaged or destroyed by a major disaster, without regard to the religious character of the facility or the primary religious use of the facility.
This bill is applicable to the provision of assistance in response to a major disaster or emergency declared on or after October 28, 2012.