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H.R.2132: Natural Hazards Risk Reduction 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 Frederica Wilson, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 5 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 23, 2013
Latest Major Action June 24, 2013
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Bill Summary

Natural Hazards Risk Reduction Act of 2013 - National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program Reauthorization Act of 2013 - Amends the Earthquake Hazards Reduction Act of 1977 to revise and reauthorize through FY2017 the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. Repeals provisions establishing the Interagency Coordinating Committee on Earthquake Hazards Reduction and an associated advisory committee. Revises responsibilities of Program agencies, including by making: (1) the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) responsible for research and development to improve building standards and practices; (2) the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), consistent with its all hazards approach, responsible for facilitating the adoption of model building codes; (3) the United States Geological Survey (USGS) responsible for providing real-time earthquake information; and (4) the National Science Foundation (NSF) responsible for funding basic research. Makes NIST (current...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
June 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Research and Technology.
June 3, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources.
May 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
May 23, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure
May 23, 2013 Referred to House Natural Resources
May 23, 2013 Referred to House Science, Space, and Technology