Text: H.R.2647 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]
[H.R. 2647 Introduced in House (IH)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 2647

     To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act to provide eligibility for public broadcasting 
   facilities to receive certain disaster assistance, and for other 
                               purposes.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             July 10, 2013

   Mr. Higgins (for himself, Mr. Palazzo, Ms. Granger, Mr. Cole, Mr. 
Gibson, Mr. Nadler, Mr. Sires, and Mr. Young of Alaska) introduced the 
 following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation 
                           and Infrastructure

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                                 A BILL


 
     To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
     Assistance Act to provide eligibility for public broadcasting 
   facilities to receive certain disaster assistance, and for other 
                               purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Emergency Information Improvement 
Act of 2013''.

SEC. 2. ELIGIBILITY OF PUBLIC BROADCASTING FACILITIES FOR CERTAIN 
              DISASTER ASSISTANCE.

    (a) Private Nonprofit Facility Defined.--Section 102(11)(B) of the 
Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 
U.S.C. 5122(10)(B)) is amended by inserting ``public broadcasting 
facilities,'' after ``workshops,''.
    (b) Critical Services Defined.--Section 406(a)(3)(B) of the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
5172(a)(3)(B)) is amended by striking ``communications,'' and inserting 
``communications (including broadcast and telecommunications),''.
    (c) Applicability.--The amendments made by this section shall apply 
to a major disaster declared by the President under the Robert T. 
Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 
et seq.) on or after October 28, 2012.
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