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02/12/2020          

Natural Infrastructure and Resilience Act

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02/12/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5871 

To amend title 23, United States Code, to make certain natural infrastructure 
projects eligible for surface transportation block grant funding, and for 
other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 
Mr. MALINOWSKI (for himself, Mr. GAETZ, Mr. ROONEY of Florida, and Mr. 

SIRES) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure 

A BILL 
To amend title 23, United States Code, to make certain 

natural infrastructure projects eligible for surface trans-
portation block grant funding, and for other purposes. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-1

tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, 2

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE. 3

This Act may be cited as the ‘‘Natural Infrastructure 4

and Resilience Act’’. 5

SEC. 2. NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE AND RESILIENCE. 6

(a) IN GENERAL.—Section 101(a) of title 23, United 7

States Code, is amended— 8

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(1) by redesignating paragraphs (17) through 1

(34) as paragraphs (18), (19), (20), (21), (22), (23), 2

(25), (26), (27), (28), (29), (30), (31), (32), (33), 3

(34), and (35), respectively; 4

(2) by inserting after paragraph (16) the fol-5

lowing: 6

‘‘(17) NATURAL INFRASTRUCTURE.—The term 7

‘natural infrastructure’ means infrastructure that 8

uses, restores, or emulates natural ecological proc-9

esses and— 10

‘‘(A) is created through the action of nat-11

ural physical, geological, biological, and chem-12

ical processes over time; 13

‘‘(B) is created by human design, engineer-14

ing, and construction to emulate or act in con-15

cert with natural processes; or 16

‘‘(C) involves the use of plants, soils, and 17

other natural features, including through the 18

creation, restoration, or preservation of vege-19

tated areas using materials appropriate to the 20

region to manage stormwater and runoff, to at-21

tenuate flooding and storm surges, and for 22

other related purposes.’’; 23

(3) by inserting after paragraph (23) (as so re-24

designated) the following: 25

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‘‘(24) RESILIENCE.—The term ‘resilience’, with 1

respect to a project, means a project with the ability 2

to anticipate, prepare for, or adapt to conditions or 3

withstand, respond to, or recover rapidly from dis-4

ruptions, including the ability— 5

‘‘(A)(i) to resist hazards or withstand im-6

pacts from weather events and natural disas-7

ters; or 8

‘‘(ii) to reduce the magnitude, duration, or 9

impact of a disruptive weather event or natural 10

disaster to a project; and 11

‘‘(B) to have the absorptive capacity, 12

adaptive capacity, and recoverability to decrease 13

project vulnerability to weather events or other 14

natural disasters.’’; and 15

(4) in subparagraph (A) of paragraph (32) (as 16

so redesignated)— 17

(A) by striking the period at the end and 18

inserting ‘‘; and’’; 19

(B) by striking ‘‘through the implementa-20

tion’’ and inserting the following: ‘‘through— 21

‘‘(i) the implementation’’; and 22

(C) by adding at the end the following: 23

‘‘(ii) the consideration of incorpor-24

ating natural infrastructure.’’. 25

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(b) SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BLOCK GRANT PRO-1

GRAM.—Section 133(b) of title 23, United States Code, 2

is amended— 3

(1) by redesignating paragraphs (4) through 4

(15) as paragraphs (5) through (16), respectively; 5

and 6

(2) by inserting after paragraph (3) the fol-7

lowing: 8

‘‘(4) Projects that use natural infrastructure 9

alone or in combination with other eligible projects 10

to enhance resilience of a transportation facility oth-11

erwise eligible for assistance under this section.’’. 12

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Picture Name From Date Type
Tom Malinowski D-NJ 02/12/2020 Sponsor
Albio Sires D-NJ 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Francis Rooney R-FL 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Matt Gaetz R-FL 02/12/2020 Cosponsor
Date Branch Action
02/13/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit.Action By: Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
02/12/2020 President Referred to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.Action By: House of Representatives
02/12/2020 President Introduced in HouseAction By: House of Representatives
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There is one summary for H.R.5871. View summaries Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/12/2020) Natural Infrastructure and Resilience Act This bill makes projects that use natural infrastructure alone or in combination with certain projects to enhance resilience of a transportation facility eligible for surface transportation block grant funding.
Shown Here:Introduced in House (02/12/2020) Natural Infrastructure and Resilience Act This bill makes projects that use natural infrastructure alone or in combination with certain projects to enhance resilience of a transportation facility eligible for surface transportation block grant funding.
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