H.R.437 - Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 01/11/2017)|
|Committees:||House - Homeland Security | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 02/01/2017 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Text: H.R.437 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
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Referred in Senate (02/01/2017)
Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
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.
This Act may be cited as the “Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act”.
Section 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 609) is amended—
(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,|