CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
The House is scheduled to consider H.R. 5266 on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, under suspension of the rules, requiring a two-thirds majority vote for passage. This legislation was introduced by Rep. Corrine Brown (D-FL).
The bill reauthorizes the National Commission on Children and Disasters through fiscal year 2013.
H.R. 5266 continues, and authorizes, the appropriation of $1.5 million for fiscal years 2011 to 2012, and $1 million for fiscal year 2013.
As required by this bill, the commission would submit a report to Congress at the end of calendar year 2012 and would terminate 180 days thereafter. The bill also requires the Commission to provide annual interim reports.
The National Commission on Children and Disasters was created in 2007, included in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2008. The Commission is tasked with reporting to Congress and the President on the needs of children during the preparation, response, and recovery from major disasters or emergencies.
According to CBO, H.R. 5266 would reauthorize the National Commission on Children and Disasters through 2013. Implementing this legislation would cost $4 million over the 2011-2013 periods.