US SB1946 | 2021-2022 | 117th Congress

Status

Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Introduced on May 27 2021 - 25% progression
Action: 2021-05-27 - Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Pending: Senate Homeland Security And Governmental Affairs Committee
Text: Latest bill text (Introduced) [PDF]

Summary

Requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive certain debts owed to the United States related to disaster assistance provided to an individual or household. Specifically, FEMA must waive a debt owed to the United States related to disaster assistance provided to an individual or household if such assistance (1) was distributed based on an error by FEMA and such debt is construed as a hardship, and (2) is subject to a claim or legal action. FEMA must report to Congress on (1) actions that it will take to reduce the error rate, and (2) the internal processes used to make decisions regarding the distribution of federal disaster assistance to individuals and households and any changes made to such processes.

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Title

Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act

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History

DateChamberAction
2021-05-27SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

Same As/Similar To

HB539 (Same As) 2022-05-03 - Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 359.

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