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S.1601: Flood Safe Basements Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor John Hoeven, R-N.D.
Total Cosponsors 1 (All Democrats)
Introduced Oct. 29, 2013
Latest Major Action Oct. 29, 2013
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Bill Summary

Flood Safe Basements Act - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to rate a covered structure using the elevation difference between the floodproofed elevation and the adjusted base flood elevation of such structure.

Defines "covered structure" as a residential structure: (1) located in a community that has adopted flood plain management measures approved by FEMA and satisfying requirements for an exception for floodproofed residential basements, and (2) built in compliance with the applicable flood plain management measures.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Oct. 29, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.