S.1274: A bill to extend assistance to certain private nonprofit facilities following a disaster, and for other purposes.

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Sponsor Kirsten E. Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
Total Cosponsors 3 (1 Democrat, 2 Republicans)
Introduced July 10, 2013
Latest Major Action July 10, 2013
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Bill Summary

Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to include community centers and houses of worship as "private nonprofit facilities" that provide essential services of a governmental nature to the general public for purposes of disaster relief and emergency assistance eligibility under such Act.

Makes a church, synagogue, mosque, temple, or other house of worship and an otherwise eligible private nonprofit facility operated by a religious organization eligible for federal contributions for the repair, restoration, and replacement of facilities damaged or destroyed by a major disaster, without regard to the religious character of the facility or the primary religious use of the facility. Requires that, in spaces used primarily for religious worship services, such contributions only be used to cover costs of purchasing or replacing, without limitation, the building structure, building enclosure components, building envelope, vertical and ...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
July 10, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.