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H.R. 6961 (96th): Emergency Evacuation Act of 1980

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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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Mar 27, 1980
96th Congress, 1979–1980
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on March 27, 1980, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


John Wydler

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.

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

This bill was introduced in the 96th Congress, which met from Jan 15, 1979 to Dec 16, 1980. Legislation not enacted by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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