Senate Bill 3092
117th Congress(2021-2022)
FEMA Improvement, Reform, and Efficiency Act of 2022
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Amendments
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Passed House on Nov 17, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Oct 27, 2021
Latest Action
Nov 17, 2022
Origin Chamber
Senate
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
3092
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
California
New Mexico
New Mexico
Oregon
Washington
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (1)
Passed
September 28, 2022
Type
Unanimous Consent
Unanimous Consent
A senator may request unanimous consent on the floor to set aside a specified rule of procedure so as to expedite proceedings. If no Senator objects, the Senate permits the action, but if any one senator objects, the request is rejected. Unanimous consent requests with only immediate effects are routinely granted, but ones affecting the floor schedule, the conditions of considering a bill or other business, or the rights of other senators, are normally not offered, or a floor leader will object to it, until all senators concerned have had an opportunity to inform the leaders that they find it acceptable.
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

FEMA Improvement, Reform, and Efficiency Act of 2021 or the FIRE Act

This bill addresses the federal government's approach to wildfires.

Specifically, the bill authorizes an eligible applicant seeking public mitigation assistance to relocate an eligible structure upon demonstrating that the structure is at risk from future damage and the relocation reduces the risk to the structure and does not increase risk to adjacent structures.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in coordination with the National Weather Service, must conduct a study on Red Flag Warnings and similar weather alert and notification methods to implement plans and actions prior to a wildfire event that can limit the impact, duration, or severity of the fire.

The Government Accountability Office must report to Congress regarding wildfires, including the effectiveness of FEMA programs in addressing wildfires and other hazards.

The President must ensure that those providing case management services to victims of a major disaster have cultural competency training.

FEMA must (1) conduct a study and develop a plan to address providing housing assistance to survivors of major disasters or emergencies when presented with challenges such as the lack of proof of ownership or ownership documentation, and (2) seek to contract with the National Academy of Sciences to study potential solutions to address the availability and affordability of insurance for wildfire perils and other related matters.

The bill allows Indian tribal governments to apply for grants for equipping, upgrading, and constructing state and local emergency operations centers.

Text (4)
November 17, 2022
September 28, 2022
September 12, 2022
October 27, 2021
Amendments (1)
Sep 28, 2022
Agreed to in Senate
1
Sponsorship
Senate Amendment 5934
To improve the bill.
Agreed To
Actions (19)
11/17/2022
Message on House action received in Senate and at desk: House amendment to Senate bill.
11/17/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
11/17/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H8557-8558)
11/17/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote.
11/17/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on S. 3092.
11/17/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H8557-8560)
11/17/2022
Mr. Carter (LA) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
09/29/2022
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
09/29/2022
Held at the desk.
09/29/2022
Received in the House.
09/28/2022
Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent. (text: CR S5142-5144)
09/28/2022
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Unanimous Consent.
09/28/2022
The committee substitute as amended agreed to by Unanimous Consent.
09/28/2022
Measure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S5141-5144)
09/12/2022
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 482.
09/12/2022
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Carper for Senator Peters with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. With written report No. 117-144.
02/02/2022
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
10/27/2021
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
10/27/2021
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Oct 28, 2021 4:27:16 AM
Record Updated
Nov 26, 2022 5:21:10 AM