H.R. 2707 (100th): Major Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Amendments of 1987

Introduced:

Jun 17, 1987
100th Congress, 1987–1988

Status:

Enacted — Signed by the President on Nov 23, 1988

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on November 23, 1988.

Law:

Pub.L. 100-707

Sponsor:

Thomas Ridge

Representative for Pennsylvania's 21st congressional district

Republican

Text:

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Last Updated: Nov 23, 1988

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 to provide for more effective assistance in response to major disasters and emergencies, and for other purposes.

Summary

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Stafford Act) is a United States federal law designed to bring an orderly and systemic means of federal natural disaster assistance for state and local governments in carrying out their responsibilities to aid citizens. Congress' intention was to encourage states and localities to develop comprehensive disaster preparedness plans, prepare for ...

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History

Jun 17, 1987
 
Introduced

This is the first step in the legislative process.

Mar 15, 1988
 
Reported by Committee

A committee has issued a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Mar 17, 1988
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

Oct 21, 1988
 
Passed Senate with Changes

The Senate passed the bill with changes not in the House version and sent it back to the House to approve the changes. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Oct 21, 1988
 
Passed House

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next. The vote was by Voice Vote so no record of individual votes was made.

Nov 23, 1988
 
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

Nov 23, 1988
 
Text Published

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