HR.177 - Firefighter Equipment Protection Act

[congressional bills 114th congress]
[from the u.s. government printing office]
[h.r. 177 introduced in house (ih)]

114th congress
  1st session
                                h. r. 177

    to amend title 10, united states code, to continue the national 
security exemption from emissions regulations when an excess department 
    of defense vehicle covered by the exemption is transferred to a 
      firefighting agency in a state or to any other state agency.


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                    in the house of representatives

                            january 6, 2015

mr. womack (for himself and mr. amodei) introduced the following bill; 
which was referred to the committee on armed services, and in addition 
      to the committee on energy and commerce, for a period to be 
subsequently determined by the speaker, in each case for consideration 
  of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee 
                               concerned

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                                 a bill


 
    to amend title 10, united states code, to continue the national 
security exemption from emissions regulations when an excess department 
    of defense vehicle covered by the exemption is transferred to a 
      firefighting agency in a state or to any other state agency.

    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 ``firefighter equipment protection 
act''.

sec. 2. continuation of national security emissions exemption for 
              certain department of defense vehicle transfers.

    (a) continuation of emissions exemption upon transfer.--section 
2576b of title 10, united states code, is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following new 
        subsection (d):
    ``(d) continuation of emissions exemption upon transfer.--personal 
property transferred under the authority of this section or through the 
federal excess personal property (fepp) program or the firefighter 
property program (ffp) that qualified for a national security exemption 
under section 89.908 of title 40, code of federal regulations, shall 
maintain this exemption even after the personal property is transferred 
to a firefighting agency in a state or to another state agency.''.
    (b) effective date.--subsection (d) of section 2576b of title 10, 
united states code, as added by subsection (a)(2), shall apply to 
personal property described in such subsection (d) and transferred 
under such section or through the federal excess personal property 
program or the firefighter property program after july 1, 2014.
                                 
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