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Introduced in House (05/01/2020)


116th CONGRESS
2d Session
H. R. 6652


To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissible use of funds under the Coronavirus Relief Fund.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

May 1, 2020

Mr. Bacon (for himself, Mr. Crawford, Mr. Armstrong, Mr. McCaul, Mr. Fortenberry, Mr. Carbajal, Mr. Panetta, Mr. Crow, Mr. Cisneros, Mrs. Luria, and Ms. Sherrill) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Reform


A BILL

To amend title VI of the Social Security Act to expand the permissible use of funds under the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

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 “Flexibility for Localities and Eligibility Expansion Act of 2020”.

SEC. 2. Expansion of permissible use of funds under the Coronavirus Relief Fund.

Section 601(d) of the Social Security Act, as added by section 5001(a) of the CARES Act (Public Law 116–136), is amended to read as follows:

“(d) Use of funds.—A State, Tribal government, and unit of local government shall use the funds provided under a payment made under this section—

“(1) to cover those costs of the State, Tribal government, or unit of local government (or of any other unit of local government with a population not greater than 500,000 within such State, Tribal government, or unit of local government) that—

“(A) are necessary expenditures incurred due to the public health emergency with respect to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID–19);

“(B) were not accounted for in the budget most recently approved as of the date of enactment of this section for the State or government; and

“(C) were incurred during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020; or

“(2) to offset revenue shortfalls of the State, Tribal government, or unit of local government (or of any other unit of local government with a population not greater than 500,000 within such State, Tribal government, or unit of local government) that occurred due to such public health emergency during the period that begins on March 1, 2020, and ends on December 30, 2020, including shortfalls in—

“(A) taxes collected, including income tax, property tax, sales and use tax, restaurant tax, hotel tax, occupation tax, motor vehicle fuel tax, rental car tax, and payments in lieu of tax;

“(B) charges, rents, royalties, and fees, including utility fees, franchise fees, license fees, and permit fees;

“(C) intergovernmental transfers; and

“(D) dedicated revenue streams pledged for bond payments.”.


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