Excerpts of the report follow (with changes to the law omitted, and available at https://www.congress.gov/congressional-report/117th-congress/house-report/61/1?s=2&r=20)
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Purpose of Legislation
The purpose of H.R. 539 is to amend the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 (DRRA, Division D of P.L. 115-254) to require the Administrator of the
Background and Need for Legislation
Section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act, P.L. 93-288, as amended) authorizes
Section 1216(a) of the DRRA authorizes
H.R. 539 amends DRRA Section 1216(a) by directing the Administrator of
For the purposes of rule XIII, clause 3(c)(6)(A) of the 117th
In the 116th
Legislative History and Consideration
H.R. 539 was introduced in the House on
The Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management was discharged from further consideration of H.R. 539 on
The Full Committee considered H.R. 539 on
Clause 3(b) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
No record votes were requested during consideration of H.R. 539.
Committee Oversight Findings
With respect to the requirements of clause 3(c)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate
With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(3) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Dear Mr. Chairman: The
If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contact is
Except in cases involving fraud, H.R. 539 would require the
Under current law,
CBO assumes that the bill will be enacted late in fiscal year 2021. Accordingly, the budgetary effects would begin in 2022. Using information from the agency, CBO estimates that, in nearly all eligible cases under the bill,
The bill would not change
CBO estimates that the cost to
The Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 establishes budget- reporting and enforcement procedures for legislation affecting direct spending or revenues. The net changes in outlays that are subject to those procedures are shown in Table 1.
TABLE 1.--CBO'S ESTIMATE OF THE STATUTORY PAY-AS-YOU-GO EFFECTS OF H.R. 539, THE PREVENTING DISASTER REVICTIMIZATION ACT, AS ORDERED REPORTED BY THE HOUSE COMMITTEE ON TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE ON
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The CBO staff contact for this estimate is
Performance Goals and Objectives
With respect to the requirement of clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Duplication of Federal Programs
Pursuant to clause 3(c)(5) of rule XIII of the Rules of the
Congressional Earmarks, Limited Tax Benefits, and Limited Tariff
In compliance with clause 9 of rule XXI of the Rules of the
Federal Mandates Statement
The Committee adopts as its own the estimate of federal mandates prepared by the Director of the
Section 423 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 requires the report of any Committee on a bill or joint resolution to include a statement on the extent to which the bill or joint resolution is intended to preempt state, local, or tribal law. The Committee finds that H.R. 539 does not preempt any state, local, or tribal law.
Advisory Committee Statement
No advisory committees within the meaning of section 5(b) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act were created by this legislation.
Applicability to Legislative Branch
The Committee finds that the legislation does not relate to the terms and conditions of employment or access to public services or accommodations within the meaning of section 102(b)(3) of the Congressional Accountability Act (Public Law 104-1).
Section-by-Section Analysis of the Legislation
Section 1. Short title
This section provides that this bill may be cited as the "Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act".
Sec. 2. Flexibility
This section amends section 1216(a) of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018 by waiving debts owed to
Sec. 3. Report to
This section requires
Sec. 4. Determination of budgetary effects
This section ensures compliance of the bill with the Statutory Pay-As-You-Go Act of 2010 (Title I of P.L. 111-139).
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