House Bill 539
117th Congress(2021-2022)
Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act
Active
Active
Passed House on Jun 15, 2021
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Jan 28, 2021
Latest Action
Jul 14, 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
539
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
Missouri
California
California
California
California
California
U.S. Virgin Islands
Passed
June 15, 2021
Type
Voice Vote
Voice Vote
A vote in which the presiding officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of senators voting on each side are not recorded.
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
Summary

Preventing Disaster Revictimization Act

This bill requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to waive certain debts owed to the United States related to disaster assistance provided to an individual or household.

Specifically, FEMA must waive a debt owed to the United States related to disaster assistance provided to an individual or household if such assistance (1) was distributed based on an error by FEMA and such debt is construed as a hardship, and (2) is subject to a claim or legal action.

FEMA must report to Congress on (1) actions that it will take to reduce the error rate, and (2) the internal processes used to make decisions regarding the distribution of federal disaster assistance to individuals and households and any changes made to such processes.

Text (4)
June 16, 2021
June 15, 2021
June 14, 2021
January 28, 2021
Actions (17)
07/14/2021
Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Ordered to be reported without amendment favorably.
06/16/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
06/15/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
06/15/2021
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H2767)
06/15/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by voice vote.
06/15/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 539.
06/15/2021
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H2767-2768)
06/15/2021
Ms. Norton moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
06/14/2021
Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 43.
06/14/2021
Committee on the Budget discharged.
06/14/2021
Reported by the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. H. Rept. 117-61, Part I.
03/24/2021
Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
03/24/2021
Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
03/24/2021
Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management Discharged.
02/04/2021
Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
01/28/2021
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committee on the Budget, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
01/28/2021
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Created
Jan 29, 2021 8:12:10 AM
Record Updated
Sep 22, 2021 5:59:48 PM