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H.R.1786: National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2014

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Randy Neugebauer, R-Texas
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Republicans)
Introduced April 26, 2013
Latest Major Action July 15, 2014
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Bill Summary

National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization of 2014 - (Sec. 2) Amends the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act of 2004 to revise provisions governing the National Windstorm Impact Reduction Program.

Defines the "Director" of the Program to mean the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) (currently, the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy).

(Sec. 3) Designates NIST as the entity with primary responsibility for Program planning and coordination and expands the responsibilities of the other Program agencies, which include the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Requires NIST to: (1) ensure that the Program includes the necessary components to promote implementation of windstorm risk reduction measures, (2) support the development of performance-based engineering tools, (3) req...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 15, 2014 Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
July 14, 2014 Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
July 14, 2014 On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by voice vote. (text: CR H6144-6145)
July 14, 2014 DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 1786.
July 14, 2014 Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6144-6147)
July 14, 2014 Mr. Smith (TX) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
March 13, 2014 Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 282.
March 13, 2014 Committee on Transportation discharged.
March 13, 2014 Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. H. Rept. 113-380, Part I.
Feb. 28, 2014 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
Feb. 28, 2014 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 28, 2013 Ordered to be Reported by Voice Vote.
June 28, 2013 Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
June 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
April 29, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
April 26, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology