House Bill 7077
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act
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Passed House on May 11, 2022
Overview
Text
Introduced
Mar 15, 2022
Latest Action
Nov 14, 2022
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
7077
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
House Votes (2)
Senate Votes (0)
Passed
May 11, 2022
Type
Final Passage Under Suspension Of The Rules Results
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Empowering the U.S. Fire Administration Act

This bill authorizes the U.S. Fire Administration (USFA) to conduct on-site investigations of major fires and other fires under other specified circumstances.

In the case of a major fire, the USFA may send incident investigators (e.g., safety specialists, fire protection engineers, codes and standards experts, researchers, and fire training specialists) to the site. Any such investigation shall (1) be conducted in coordination with appropriate federal, state, and local authorities; and (2) examine the determined cause and origin of the fire and assess broader systematic matters.

Upon concluding any such investigation, the USFA must issue a public report to local, state, and federal authorities on the findings of such investigation or collaborate with another investigating federal agency on that agency's report.

Additionally, the USFA may send fire investigators to conduct investigations at the site of any fire with unusual or remarkable context that results in losses less severe than those occurring as a result of a major fire.

Text (5)
November 14, 2022
May 12, 2022
May 11, 2022
March 15, 2022
Actions (18)
11/14/2022
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 546.
11/14/2022
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Reported by Senator Peters without amendment. With written report No. 117-195.
08/03/2022
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
05/12/2022
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
05/11/2022
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/11/2022
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379 - 37 (Roll no. 153). (text: 05/10/2022 CR H4733)
05/11/2022
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 379 - 37 (Roll no. 153).
05/11/2022
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H4833-4834)
05/10/2022
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
05/10/2022
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 7077.
05/10/2022
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H4733-4736)
05/10/2022
Ms. Stevens moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
05/06/2022
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 229.
05/06/2022
Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 117-309.
04/05/2022
Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
04/05/2022
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/15/2022
Referred to the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology.
03/15/2022
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Mar 16, 2022 7:12:13 AM
Record Updated
Nov 22, 2022 10:26:12 PM