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115th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 437


IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 1, 2017

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs


AN ACT

To amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Short title.

This Act may be cited as the “Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act”.

SEC. 2. Use of certain homeland security grant funds for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.

Section 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 609) is amended—

(1) in subsection (a)—

(A) by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (14) as paragraphs (11) through (15), respectively; and

(B) by inserting after paragraph (9) the following new paragraph (10):

“(10) enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities, including the development and maintenance of an initial pharmaceutical stockpile, including medical kits, and diagnostics sufficient to protect first responders, their families, immediate victims, and vulnerable populations from a chemical or biological event;”; and

(2) in subsection (b)(3)(B), by striking “subsection (a)(10)” and inserting “subsection (a)(11)”.

Passed the House of Representatives January 31, 2017.

    Attest: karen l. haas,   
    Clerk