S.1997 - Wildfire Smoke Relief Act116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR] (Introduced 06/26/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/26/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (Sponsor introductory remarks on measure: CR S4579) (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1997 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (06/26/2019)
Wildfire Smoke Relief Act
This bill provides for assistance for the purchase of smoke inhalation prevention equipment to specified individuals at risk of wildfire smoke-related illness.
The President, in carrying out the Transitional Sheltering Assistance Program of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), shall provide (1) assistance to a state or local government, local public health authority, or a coordinated care organization to purchase and provide such equipment to at-risk individuals; and (2) cost-efficient transitional shelter assistance to at-risk individuals in any case in which such equipment is insufficient to mitigate the risk of illness.