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Authenticating Local Emergencies and Real Threats Act of 2018

Short Titles as Introduced

Authenticating Local Emergencies and Real Threats Act of 2018

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A bill to establish best practices for State, tribal, and local governments participating in the Integrated Public Alert and Warning System, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (3)

Date Actions Overview
06/26/2018Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/26/2018Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S4456-4458)
02/06/2018Introduced in Senate

All Actions (12)

Date Chamber All Actions
06/28/2018HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
06/28/2018HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
Action By: Committee on Homeland Security
06/27/2018HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/27/2018HouseReferred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
06/27/2018-2:11pmHouseReceived in the House.
06/27/2018SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
06/26/2018SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
06/26/2018SenateS.Amdt.3212 Amendment SA 3212 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
06/26/2018SenateS.Amdt.3212 Amendment SA 3212 proposed by Senator Daines for Senator Schatz. (consideration: CR S4457; text: CR S4457) To improve the bill.
06/26/2018SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent.
06/26/2018SenateSenate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs discharged by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S4456-4458)
02/06/2018SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Cosponsors (4)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Sen. Harris, Kamala D. [D-CA]* 02/06/2018
Sen. Gardner, Cory [R-CO]* 02/06/2018
Sen. Sullivan, Dan [R-AK]* 02/06/2018
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]* 02/06/2018

Committees (3)

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs02/06/2018 Referred to
06/26/2018 Discharged from
House Transportation and Infrastructure06/27/2018 Referred to
House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management06/28/2018 Referred to
House Homeland Security06/27/2018 Referred to
House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Communications06/28/2018 Referred to

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Introduced in Senate (02/06/2018)

Authenticating Local Emergencies and Real Threats Act of 2018

This bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to consider recommendations of the National Advisory Council for best practices to maintain the integrity of the integrated public alert and warning system to protect against natural or man-made disasters, acts of terrorism, or threats to public safety.

FEMA shall: (1) establish a process to ensure that an incident management and warning tool used by a state, tribal, or local government to originate and transmit an alert through the system meets minimum requirements established by FEMA; and (2) review the memoranda of understanding between FEMA and state, tribal, and local governments regarding the system to ensure that all agreements comply with such requirements.

The authority to originate an alert warning the public of a missile launch directed against a state shall reside solely with the federal government. Upon verification of a missile threat, the President may activate the system.