|Introduced in House||Passed House||Introduced in Senate||Passed Senate||To President||Became Law|
Climate Resilient Communities Act
116 HR 5709 IH: Climate Resilient Communities Act U.S. House of Representatives 2020-01-29 text/xml EN Pursuant to Title 17 Section 105 of the United States Code, this file is not subject to copyright protection and is in the public domain. 1. This Act may be cited as the. Climate Resilient Communities Act 2. (a) Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act and every 5 years thereafter, the Comptroller General shall evaluate and issue a report to Congress on the structural and economic impacts of climate resiliency at the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), including recommendations on how to improve the Agency’s use of building codes and standards to prepare for climate change and address resiliency in housing, public buildings, and infrastructure such as roads and bridges. (b) The report required under subsection (a) shall include the following: (1) Economic analysis of the benefits to considering and prioritizing resiliency when building new infrastructure. (2) Number of structures (buildings, roads, bridges) that were not destroyed because of pre-disaster mitigation planning, and the resultant cost savings. (3) Economic analysis of the benefits to considering and prioritizing resiliency when rebuilding after natural disasters. (4) Recommendations to improve the building codes and standards that FEMA uses to consider climate impacts and risks, including— (A) flooding; (B) wildfires; (C) hurricanes; (D) heat waves; (E) droughts; (F) rises in sea level; and (G) extreme weather. (5) Assessment of the building codes and standards that are currently being used by FEMA to make resiliency decisions, including recommendations for updates to such codes and standards.
|01/30/2020||President||Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure|
|01/29/2020||President||Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Action By: House of Representatives|
|01/29/2020||President||Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives|