S.924: Safe Building Code Incentive Act of 2013

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This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Robert Menendez, D-N.J.
Total Cosponsors 4 (All Democrats)
Introduced May 9, 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 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 has in effect and is actively enforcing an approved state building code.

Requires a state, to be eligible for the increased federal share, to submit its state building code to the President for approval.

Directs the President to approve a state building code submitted upon determining that it: (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.

Requires the President, ac...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
May 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.