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H.R. 1665 (115th): Disaster Declaration Improvement Act

The text of the bill below is as of May 3, 2017 (Passed the House).


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115th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 1665

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

AN ACT

To ensure that Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency considers severe local impact in making a recommendation to the President for a major disaster declaration.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Disaster Declaration Improvement Act.

2.

Local impact

In making recommendations to the President regarding a major disaster declaration, the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall give greater weight and consideration to severe local impact or recent multiple disasters. Further, the Administrator shall make corresponding adjustments to the Agency’s policies and regulations regarding such consideration. Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator shall report to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate on the changes made to regulations and policies and the number of declarations that have been declared based on the new criteria.

Passed the House of Representatives May 3, 2017.

Karen L. Haas,

Clerk.