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S. 3062 (93rd): Disaster Relief Act Amendments

About the bill

Source: Wikipedia

The Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-288) was passed into law by the then President Richard Nixon as a United States federal law that established the process of presidential disaster declarations. The bill was introduced by Senator Quentin Burdick on February 26, 1974. The bill passed 91-0 as amended on April 10, 1974 and the House agreed to conference report by a vote of 392-0 on May 15, 1974.It was to better handle the array of disasters that occur annually throughout the 50 states. At one point, more than one hundred federal agencies were involved in handling disasters and emergencies. The Act also helped give more fixed relief to disaster survivors.

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Sponsor and status

Feb 26, 1974
93rd Congress (1973–1974)

Enacted — Signed by the President on May 22, 1974

This bill was enacted after being signed by the President on May 22, 1974.

Pub.L. 93-288

Quentin Burdick

Senator for North Dakota



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Last Updated: May 22, 1974



Feb 26, 1974

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Apr 9, 1974
Ordered Reported

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Apr 10, 1974
Passed Senate (House next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the Senate. It goes to the House next.

Apr 11, 1974
Passed House with Changes (back to Senate)

The House passed the bill with changes not in the Senate version and sent it back to the Senate to approve the changes.

May 22, 1974
Enacted — Signed by the President

The President signed the bill and it became law.

May 22, 1974
Text Published

Updated bill text was published as of Passed Congress.

S. 3062 (93rd) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 3062. This is the one from the 93rd Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 93rd Congress, which met from Jan 3, 1973 to Dec 20, 1974. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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