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      House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
    IntroducedNovember 19th, 2009

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Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2009

Official Title

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to allow certain individuals and households to be eligible for Federal assistance.


Disaster Assistance Reform Act of 2009 - Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to direct the President to provide assistance under such Act to an individual or household adversely affected by a major disaster if: (1) such individual or household resides in a county included in a request for a major disaster declaration made by the governor of a state; (2) such state is contiguous to a state for which a major disaster has been declared; and (3) certain counties in each state have comparable damage estimates. Sets forth criteria for determining whether damage estimates are comparable.

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