H.R.1306 - Federal Disaster Assistance Coordination Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Rep. Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11] (Introduced 02/15/2019)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure | Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Committee Meetings:||03/27/19 10:00AM|
|Committee Reports:||H. Rept. 116-145|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 10/29/2019 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.1306 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Passed House (10/28/2019)
Federal Disaster Assistance Coordination Act
This bill extends the deadline by which the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) must (1) conduct a study and develop a plan under which the collection of information from disaster assistance applicants and grantees will be made less burdensome, duplicative, and time consuming for applicants and grantees; and (2) develop a plan for the regular collection and reporting of information on federal disaster assistance awarded.
Not later than two years after enactment of this bill, FEMA shall convene a working group on a regular basis to (among other things) identify (1) potential areas of duplication or fragmentation in preliminary damage assessments after disaster declarations; and (2) potential emerging technologies, such as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (i.e., drones), to expedite the administration of preliminary damage assessments.
FEMA must submit a comprehensive report on the plans for streamlining and consolidating information collection and preliminary damage assessments and the findings and recommendations of the working group to Congress with a briefing. The report must be made available to the public and posted on FEMA's website.