H.R.275: End Radon in Schools Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about education
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Sponsor Bruce Braley, D-Iowa
Total Cosponsors 3 (2 Democrats, 1 Republican)
Introduced Jan. 15, 2013
Latest Major Action Jan. 18, 2013
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Bill Summary

End Radon in Schools Act - Directs the Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to review, update, revise, and publish the Radon Measurements In Schools Guidelines with current information and guidance on radon testing in public elementary and secondary schools.

Directs the Administrator, subject to the availability of appropriations, to award grants to states to: (1) follow the updated Guidelines, (2) test radon levels in their public elementary and secondary schools, and (3) provide funds to their local educational agencies (LEAs) to mitigate and re-test radon levels in schools found to have radon levels that the updated Guidelines deem unsafe.

Requires the Administrator to conduct such mitigation directly or by contract if an LEA does not certify to its state that it will use grant funds to mitigate unsafe radon levels at its schools.

Gives highest grant priority to states whose total landmass lies in Radon Zone 1 and second highest prior...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Jan. 18, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Environment and the Economy.
Jan. 15, 2013 Referred to the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.