S. 1396: A bill to authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency to award mitigation financial assistance in certain areas affected ...

...by wildfire.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Jul 30, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 1396

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 30, 2013

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

A BILL

To authorize the Federal Emergency Management Agency to award mitigation financial assistance in certain areas affected by wildfires.

1.

Wildfire mitigation assistance

(a)

In general

Section 420 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5187) is amended—

(1)

by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); and

(2)

by inserting after subsection (c) the following:

(d)

Post disaster mitigation assistance

The President may provide hazard mitigation assistance in accordance with section 404 in any area in which assistance was provided under this section, whether or not a major disaster had been declared.

.

(b)

Conforming amendments

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

(1)

in section 404(a) ( 42 U.S.C. 5170c(a) )

(A)

by inserting before the first period , or any area in which assistance was provided under section 420 ; and

(B)

in the third sentence, by inserting or event under section 420 after major disaster each place that term appears; and

(2)

in section 322 (e)(1) ( 42 U.S.C. 5165(e)(1) ), by inserting or event under section 420 after major disaster each place that term appears.