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...provide assistance to individuals and households that are required to evacuate their primary residences as a result of a major di

This bill was introduced on September 16, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 16, 2008 (Introduced).

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110th CONGRESS

2d Session

H. R. 6916

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

September 16, 2008

(for himself and Mr. Melancon) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure

A BILL

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to authorize the President to provide assistance to individuals and households that are required to evacuate their primary residences as a result of a major disaster.

1.

Evacuation assistance to individuals and households

(a)

In general

Title IV of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170 et seq.) is amended by adding at the end the following:

426.

Evacuation assistance to individuals and households

(a)

In general

The President may provide assistance to individuals and households that, pursuant to a mandatory evacuation order issued by a State or local government as a result of a major disaster, are required to evacuate their primary residences for a period of 2 or more days.

(b)

Form of assistance

Assistance authorized under this section shall be provided in the form of reimbursement for subsistence expenses incurred by an individual or household during the period of a mandatory evacuation. Assistance provided under this section for the members of a household shall be provided to the head of the household.

(c)

Limitations

(1)

Maximum period of assistance

Assistance authorized under this section may be provided for expenses incurred during a period of not more than 7 days.

(2)

Maximum amount of assistance

Assistance authorized under this section for individuals and households evacuated to a locality may not exceed the amount of the per diem allowance established for the locality under subchapter I of chapter 57 of title 5, United States Code.

(d)

Date of eligibility

Assistance authorized under this section with respect to a major disaster may be provided for expenses incurred before the date of the declaration of the disaster.

(e)

Subsistence defined

In this section, the term subsistence has the meaning given that term in section 5701 of title 5, United States Code.

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(b)

Applicability

The amendment made by this section shall apply with respect to a major disaster declared by the President on or after September 1, 2008.