House Bill 5298
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Disaster Assistance Equity Act of 2021
Introduced
Introduced
Introduced in House on Sep 20, 2021
Overview
Text
Introduced
Sep 20, 2021
Latest Action
Sep 21, 2021
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
5298
Congress
117
Policy Area
Emergency Management
Emergency Management
Primary focus of measure is emergency planning; response to civil disturbances, natural and other disasters, including fires; emergency communications; security preparedness.
Sponsorship by Party
New York
California
California
New York
New York
North Carolina
South Carolina
No House votes have been held for this bill.
Summary

Disaster Assistance Equity Act of 2021

This bill makes common interest communities, such as housing cooperatives (co-ops) and condominiums, eligible for the same assistance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) as other homeowners.

Specifically, the bill

  • adds definitions of residential common interest community, condominium, and housing cooperative to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act;
  • requires FEMA to issue rules for the removal of debris or wreckage from real estate owned by a residential common interest community resulting from a major disaster and deems such removal to be in the public interest when a state or local government determines in writing that such debris or wreckage constitutes a threat to life, public health or safety, or the economic recovery of such community; and
  • provides for the repair of essential common elements of a condominium or co-op damaged by a disaster under FEMA's Federal Assistance to Individuals and Households Program.
Text (1)
September 20, 2021
Actions (3)
09/21/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
09/20/2021
Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
09/20/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Sep 21, 2021 7:12:12 AM
Record Updated
Oct 4, 2021 1:15:16 PM