H.R. 5825 (111th): Multi-State Disaster Relief Act

Introduced:
Jul 22, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Passed House)
Sponsor
Baron Hill
Representative for Indiana's 9th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jul 28, 2010
Length
3 pages
 
Status

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on July 27, 2010 but was never passed by the Senate.

Progress
Introduced Jul 22, 2010
Referred to Committee Jul 22, 2010
Passed House Jul 27, 2010
 
Full Title

To review, update, and revise the factors to measure the severity, magnitude, and impact of a disaster and to evaluate the need for assistance to individuals and households.

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Cosponsors
1 cosponsors (1D) (show)
Committees

House Transportation and Infrastructure

Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

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Library of Congress Summary

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7/27/2010--Passed House without amendment.
Multi-State Disaster Relief Act - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with representatives of state and local emergency management agencies, to review, update, and revise through rulemaking the factors considered, when evaluating a governor's request for a major disaster declaration, to measure the severity, magnitude, and impact of a disaster.
Requires the Administrator to include as a factor whether a contiguous county in an adjacent state has been designated in a major disaster or emergency as a result of the same incident.
Directs the Administrator to report to specified congressional committees on FEMA's current regulations, policies, procedures, and practices on: (1) recommending major disaster or emergency declarations in order to provide assistance to individuals and households; and (2) making post-declaration designations of the need for assistance to individuals and households in a county that is contiguous to a state that has received a major disaster or emergency declaration for the same incident.

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