Legislation Update


Federal H.R. 1437: Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones College Fire Prevention Act

To establish the Honorable Stephanie Tubbs Jones Fire Suppression Demonstration Incentive Program within the Department of Education to promote installation of fire sprinkler systems, or other fire suppression or prevention technologies, in qualified student housing and dormitories, and for other purposes.
 

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 9, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. [DETAILS OF BILL

Sponsor/Co-Sponsors: 

Rep. Marcia Fudge [D-OH11]
         


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Federal H.R. 1609: Campus Fire Safety Education Act of 2013

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to support fire safety education programs on college campuses.

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 17, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. [DETAILS OF BILL

Sponsor/Co-Sponsors
 

Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. [D-NJ9]

Wilson, Frederica [D-FL24](joined May 13, 2013)
Price, David [D-NC4](joined Jul 11, 2013)
Holt, Rush [D-NJ12](joined Dec 02, 2013)
Moran, James “Jim” [D-VA8](joined Dec 02, 2013)


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Federal S750: Campus Fire Safety Education Act of 2013

A bill to authorize the Secretary of Education to make grants to support fire safety education programs on college campuses.

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 17, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole. [DETAILS OF BILL       


Sponsor
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Sen. Frank Lautenberg [D-NJ]

Cardin, Benjamin [D-MD](joined May 20, 2013)

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S.Res. 259: A resolution designating September 2013 as “Campus Fire Safety Month”.

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Sponsor/Co-Sponsor

Sen. Susan Collins [R-ME]


9/25/2013--Passed Senate without amendment.

Designates September 2013 as Campus Fire Safety Month. Encourages administrators of institutions of higher education and municipalities to:
(1) provide fire safety educational programs to all college students;
(2) evaluate the level of fire safety being provided in both on-campus and off-campus student housing; and
(3) ensure fire-safe living environments through fire safety education, the installation of fire suppression and detection systems, and the development and enforcement of applicable codes.

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