US SB529 | 2019-2020 | 116th Congress


Spectrum: Bipartisan Bill
Status: Engrossed on August 7 2020 - 50% progression
Action: 2020-08-07 - Held at the desk.
Text: Latest bill text (Engrossed) [PDF]


National Landslide Preparedness Act This bill directs the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to establish a National Landslide Hazards Reduction Program to identify and understand landslide hazards and risks, reduce losses from landslides, protect communities at risk of landslide hazards, and help improve communication and emergency preparedness. The USGS shall, among other things develop and publish a national strategy for landslide hazards, risk reduction, and response in the United States (including territories); develop and maintain a publicly accessible national landslide hazard and risk inventory database; expand the early warning system for debris flow; and establish emergency response procedures for the rapid deployment of federal scientists, equipment, and services to areas impacted by a significant landslide event. The USGS may provide grants to research, map, assess, and collect data on landslide hazards. The National Science Foundation may provide grants to eligible entities for landslide research. The USGS (1) shall establish the 3D Elevation Program and the 3D Elevation Federal Interagency Coordinating Committee, and (2) may make grants and enter into cooperative agreements to facilitate the improvement of nationwide coverage of 3D elevation data.

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National Landslide Preparedness Act



2020-08-07HouseHeld at the desk.
2020-08-07HouseReceived in the House.
2020-08-04SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
2020-07-30SenatePassed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
2020-07-30SenateThe committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S4644-4647)
2020-07-30SenateS.Amdt.2500 Amendment SA 2500 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.
2020-07-30SenateS.Amdt.2500 Amendment SA 2500 proposed by Senator Sullivan for Senator Cantwell. (consideration: CR S4647; text: CR S4647) To improve the authorizations of appropriations.
2020-07-30SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S4644-4647)
2019-12-05SenatePlaced on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 315.
2019-12-05SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Reported by Senator Wicker with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 116-165.
2019-04-03SenateCommittee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
2019-02-14SenateRead twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

Same As/Similar To

HB1261 (Related) 2019-06-04 - Received in the Senate.


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