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H.R.5825 - Multi-State Disaster Relief Act

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. view all titles (3)

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  • Official: 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. as introduced.
  • Short: Multi-State Disaster Relief Act as introduced.
  • Short: Multi-State Disaster Relief Act as passed house.

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Official Summary

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 gov

Official Summary

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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