Senate Bill 2353
116th Congress(2019-2020)
PFAS Act of 2019
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Passed Senate on Dec 18, 2020
Overview
Text
Introduced
Jul 31, 2019
Latest Action
Dec 21, 2020
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
2353
Congress
116
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
Michigan
Massachusetts
California
Colorado
Delaware
Illinois
Minnesota
New Hampshire
New Hampshire
North Carolina
Pennsylvania
Rhode Island
South Dakota
Senate Votes (1)
House Votes (0)
Passed
December 18, 2020
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 without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
Summary

Protecting Firefighters from Adverse Substances Act of 2019 or the PFAS Act of 2019

This bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to develop guidance for firefighters and other emergency response personnel on training, education programs, and best practices to protect them from exposure to perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances, commonly referred to as PFASs, from firefighting foam and to limit or prevent the release of PFASs into the environment. These substances are man-made and may have adverse human health effects. A variety of products contain the compounds, such as nonstick cookware or weatherproof clothing.

FEMA shall (1) develop and issue guidance on alternative foams, personal protective equipment, and other firefighting tools and equipment that do not contain PFASs; and (2) create an online public repository on tools and best practices to reduce, limit, and prevent the release of and exposure to PFASs.

Text (3)
December 18, 2020
February 3, 2020
Actions (10)
12/21/2020
Held at the desk.
12/21/2020
Received in the House.
12/20/2020
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/18/2020
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S7828; text: CR S7828)
12/18/2020
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.
02/03/2020
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 409.
02/03/2020
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Johnson without amendment. With written report No. 116-211.
11/06/2019
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
07/31/2019
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
07/31/2019
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Record Created
Aug 1, 2019 7:42:22 AM
Record Updated
Mar 2, 2022 4:23:29 PM