H.R.1878: Safe Building Code Incentive Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Mario Diaz-Balart, R-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 47 (27 Democrats, 20 Republicans)
Introduced May 8, 2013
Latest Major Action May 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Safe Building Code Incentive Act of 2013 - Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) to authorize the President to increase the maximum total of contributions for a major disaster by an amount equal to 4% of the estimated aggregate amount of grants to be made under the Act if, at the time of a declaration of a major disaster, the affected state certifies that it has in effect and is actively enforcing a state building code that: (1) is consistent with the most recent version of a nationally recognized model building code, (2) has been adopted by the state within six years of the most recent version of the nationally recognized code, and (3) uses the nationally recognized code as a minimum standard. Directs the President to approve the additional assistance upon determining that such certification is sufficient and is submitted not later than 90 days after the date of a declared disaster.

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(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
May 8, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.