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house Bill H.R. 5825

Multi-State Disaster Relief Act

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      senate Committees
      Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
  • The house Passed July 27th, 2010
    Passed by Voice Vote
      house Committees
      Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
      Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
    IntroducedJuly 22nd, 2010

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Multi-State Disaster Relief Act

Official Title

To review, update, and revise the factors to measure the severity, magnitude, and impact of a disaster and to evaluate the need for assistance to individuals and households.


Multi-State Disaster Relief Act - Directs the Administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), in cooperation with representatives of state and local emergency management agencies, to review, update, and revise through rulemaking the factors considered, when evaluating a governor's request for a major disaster declaration, to measure the severity, magnitude, and impact of a disaster. Requires the Administrator to include as a factor whether a contiguous county in an adjacent state has been designated in a major disaster or emergency as a result of the same incident. Directs the Administrator to report to specified congressional committees on FEMA's current regulations, policies, procedures, and practices on: (1) recommending major disaster or emergency declarations in order to provide assistance to individuals and households; and (2) making post-declaration designations of the need for assistance to individuals and households in a county that is contiguous to a state that has received a major disaster or emergency declaration for the same incident.

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