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02/12/2020          

RELIEF Act

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02/12/2020 Introduced in House Open

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116TH CONGRESS 
2D SESSION H. R. 5868 

To amend the Act of August 18, 1941 (commonly known as the Flood 
Control Act of 1941), to allow a non-Federal sponsor to carry out 
certain work, to provide for reimbursement of costs to complete such 
work, and for other purposes. 

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 

FEBRUARY 12, 2020 
Mr. FORTENBERRY introduced the following bill; which was referred to the 

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure 

A BILL 
To amend the Act of August 18, 1941 (commonly known 

as the Flood Control Act of 1941), to allow a non- 
Federal sponsor to carry out certain work, to provide 
for reimbursement of costs to complete such work, 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 ‘‘Restoring the Efforts 4

of Local Involvement in Emergencies and Floods Act’’ or 5

the ‘‘RELIEF Act’’. 6

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SEC. 2. WORK CARRIED OUT BY A NON-FEDERAL SPONSOR. 1

Section 5(a) of the Act of August 18, 1941 (Chapter 2

377, 55 Stat. 650; 33 U.S.C. 701n), is amended by adding 3

at the end the following new paragraph: 4

‘‘(5) WORK CARRIED OUT BY A NON-FEDERAL 5

SPONSOR.— 6

‘‘(A) IN GENERAL.—The Secretary may 7

authorize a non-Federal sponsor to carry out 8

work described in paragraph (1). 9

‘‘(B) ELIGIBILITY.—To be eligible to carry 10

out work described in paragraph (1), a non- 11

Federal sponsor shall— 12

‘‘(i) enter into a written agreement 13

with the Secretary prior to initiation of 14

such work; and 15

‘‘(ii) carry out such work in compli-16

ance with the requirements of— 17

‘‘(I) subchapter IV of chapter 31 18

of title 40, United States Code; 19

‘‘(II) chapter 37 of title 40, 20

United States Code; and 21

‘‘(III) any other terms or condi-22

tions the Secretary considers appro-23

priate. 24

‘‘(C) REIMBURSEMENT.— 25

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‘‘(i) IN GENERAL.—Upon a deter-1

mination by the Secretary that the work 2

carried out by a non-Federal sponsor pur-3

suant to a written agreement required by 4

subparagraph (B)(i) is complete, the Sec-5

retary shall reimburse such non-Federal 6

sponsor for the Federal share of costs to 7

complete such work. 8

‘‘(ii) ADDITIONAL REIMBURSE-9

MENT.—If the Federal share of the cost to 10

complete work performed pursuant to a 11

written agreement required by subpara-12

graph (B)(i) exceeds the amount agreed to 13

by the Secretary under such agreement, 14

the reimbursement of any amounts in addi-15

tion to such agreement shall be at the dis-16

cretion of the Secretary. 17

‘‘(D) ANNUAL LIMIT ON REIMBURSEMENTS 18

NOT APPLICABLE.—A written agreement re-19

quired by subparagraph (B)(i) is not subject to 20

section 102 of the Energy and Water Develop-21

ment Appropriations Act of 2006 (33 U.S.C. 22

2221).’’. 23

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Picture Name From Date Type
Jeff Fortenberry R-NE 02/12/2020 Sponsor
Date Branch Action
02/13/2020 President Referred to the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment.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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Bill TEXT Points.
This Bill has been listed with the following Subjects from Texts:
Appropriations
(D)Annual limit on reimbursements not applicableA written agreement required by subparagraph (B)(i) is not subject to section 102 of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2006 (33 U

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Energy
(D)Annual limit on reimbursements not applicableA written agreement required by subparagraph (B)(i) is not subject to section 102 of the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act of 2006 (33 U

Floods
116 HR 5868 IH: Restoring the Efforts of Local Involvement in Emergencies and Floods Act U


End Bill TEXT Points.
Date Bill Major Title
Committee Name
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