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Text of the Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the Senate on June 28, 2010 but was never passed by the House. The text of the bill below is as of Jun 23, 2010 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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Calendar No. 440

111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 3249

[Report No. 111–215]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

April 22, 2010

(for himself and Ms. Collins) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

June 23, 2010

Reported by , with an amendment

Insert the part printed in italic

A BILL

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to reauthorize the predisaster hazard mitigation program and for other purposes.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010.

2.

Predisaster hazard mitigation

(a)

Allocation of funds

Section 203(f) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5133(f)) is amended to read as follows:

(f)

Allocation of funds

(1)

In general

The President shall award financial assistance under this section on a competitive basis and in accordance with the criteria in subsection (g).

(2)

Minimum and maximum amounts

In providing financial assistance under this section, the President shall ensure that the amount of financial assistance made available to a State (including amounts made available to local governments of the State) for a fiscal year—

(A)

is not less than the lesser of—

(i)

$575,000; or

(ii)

the amount that is equal to 1 percent of the total funds appropriated to carry out this section for the fiscal year; and

(B)

does not exceed the amount that is equal to 15 percent of the total funds appropriated to carry out this section for the fiscal year.

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(b)

Authorization of appropriations

Section 203(m) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5133(m)) is amended to read as follows:

(m)

Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this section—

(1)

$180,000,000 for fiscal year 2011;

(2)

$190,000,000 for fiscal year 2012;

(3)

$200,000,000 for fiscal year 2013;

(4)

$200,000,000 for fiscal year 2014; and

(5)

$200,000,000 for fiscal year 2015.

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(c)

Technical corrections to references

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) is amended—

(1)

in section 602(a) (42 U.S.C. 5195a(a)), by striking paragraph (7) and inserting the following:

(7)

Administrator

The term Administrator means the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency.

; and

(2)

by striking Director each place it appears and inserting Administrator, except—

(A)

in section 622 (42 U.S.C. 5197a)—

(i)

in the second and fourth places it appears in subsection (c); and

(ii)

in subsection (d); and

(B)

in section 626(b) (42 U.S.C. 5197e(b)).

3.

Prohibition on earmarks

Section 203 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5133) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(n)

Prohibition on earmarks

(1)

In general

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available to carry out this section may be used for congressionally directed spending, as defined under rule XLIV of the Standing Rules of the Senate.

(2)

Report to Congress

If grants are awarded under this section using procedures other than competitive procedures, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall submit to Congress a report explaining why competitive procedures were not used.

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June 23, 2010

Reported with an amendment