A bill to authorize and direct the Director of the Federal Emergency Management Agency to develop emergency evacuation plans for highly-populated areas of the United States for use in the event of a nuclear attack and to use such plans as a model to the extent practicable in the development of supplemental emergency evacuation plans for use in the event of accidents at civilian nuclear power plants or other non-military disasters or accidents which threaten U.S. civilian populations and for other purposes.
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96th Congress (1979–1980)
This bill was introduced on March 27, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
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Representative for New York's 5th congressional district
Mar 27, 1980
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H.R. 6961 (96th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 6961. This is the one from the 96th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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