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Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act

H.R. 1791, Referred in Senate on by Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL)
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  • Feb 4, 2014 — Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
  • Feb 3, 2014 — On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 391 - 2 (Roll no. 32).
  • Feb 3, 2014 — Considered as unfinished business.
  • Feb 3, 2014 — At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
  • Feb 3, 2014 — Considered under suspension of the rules.
  • Feb 3, 2014 — Mrs. Brooks (IN) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill, as amended.
  • Nov 21, 2013 — Placed on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 194.
  • Nov 21, 2013 — Reported (Amended) by the Committee on Homeland Security. H. Rept. 113-273.
  • Oct 29, 2013 — Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Discharged.
  • Oct 29, 2013 — Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote.
  • Oct 29, 2013 — Committee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
  • May 6, 2013 — Referred to the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.
  • Apr 26, 2013 — Referred to the House Committee on Homeland Security.
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IIB113th CONGRESS2d SessionH. R. 1791IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATESFebruary 4, 2014Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental AffairsAN ACTTo amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to codify authority under existing grant guidance authorizing use of Urban Area Security Initiative and State Homeland Security Grant Program funding for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities.
1.Short titleThis Act may be cited as the Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act.
2.Use of certain homeland security grant funds for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilitiesSection 2008 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 609) is amended—
(1)in subsection (a), by redesignating paragraphs (10) through (13) as paragraphs (11) through (14), respectively, and by inserting after paragraph (9) the following:
(10)enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities, including the development and maintenance of an initial pharmaceutical stockpile, including medical kits, and diagnostics sufficient to protect first responders, their families, immediate victims, and vulnerable populations from a chemical or biological event;
; and
(2)in subsection (b)(3)(B), by striking (a)(10) and inserting (a)(11).
Passed the House of Representatives February 3, 2014.Karen L. Haas,Clerk