Senate Bill 849
115th Congress(2017-2018)
Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act
Active
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Passed Senate on Sep 6, 2017
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Apr 5, 2017
Latest Action
Sep 8, 2017
Origin Chamber
Senate
Type
Bill
Bill
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Bill Number
849
Congress
115
Policy Area
Health
Health
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Sponsorship by Party
Maine
North Carolina
Washington
Passed
September 6, 2017
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 Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S5018-5019; text: S5018-5019)
Summary

Strengthening Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act or the SMASH Act

This bill amends the Public Health Service Act to revise and extend through FY2022 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) grants for mosquito control programs. The grant program is expanded so that grants may be used to address emerging, infectious mosquito-borne diseases and to improve existing control programs. The CDC must give preference to applicants that have: (1) a public health emergency due to a mosquito-borne disease, or (2) a control program that is consistent with existing state preparedness plans. The requirement for matching funds may be waived if the area covered by a grant applicant has an extreme need due to the size or density of the human population, the size or density of the mosquito population, or the severity of the mosquito-borne disease.

CDC grants to help public health agencies improve surveillance and response activities are extended through FY2022.

The Government Accountability Office must report on the surveillance and control of mosquito-borne infectious diseases in the United States and territories.

Text (4)
September 7, 2017
September 6, 2017
Actions (11)
09/08/2017
Referred to the Subcommittee on Health.
09/07/2017
Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
09/07/2017
Received in the House.
09/07/2017
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
09/06/2017
Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote. (consideration: CR S5018-5019; text: S5018-5019)
09/06/2017
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate with an amendment by Voice Vote.(consideration: CR S5018-5019; text: S5018-5019)
05/01/2017
Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 45.
05/01/2017
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Reported by Senator Alexander with an amendment in the nature of a substitute. Without written report.
04/26/2017
Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Ordered to be reported with an amendment in the nature of a substitute favorably.
04/05/2017
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
04/05/2017
Introduced in Senate
Public Record
Created
Apr 6, 2017 2:11:54 AM
Updated
Dec 5, 2020 11:28:11 AM