H.R.2537 - Emergency Warning Act of 2003108th Congress (2003-2004)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Maloney, Carolyn B. [D-NY-14] (Introduced 06/19/2003)|
|Committees:||House - Transportation and Infrastructure; Energy and Commerce|
|Latest Action:||07/01/2003 Referred to the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and the Internet. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.R.2537 — 108th Congress (2003-2004)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Emergency Warning Act of 2003 - Directs the Secretaries of Commerce and Homeland Security to establish comprehensive national standards and systems for providing effective public warnings.
Introduced in House (06/19/2003)
Directs the Secretary of Commerce to: (1) develop and implement benchmarks assessing current all-hazard warning capabilities; (2) conduct research and pilot programs to determine and improve the effectiveness of such warnings; (3) develop specifications for a national backbone for collecting and routing all-hazard warnings; (4) use the full range of communications technologies to provide warnings; (5) provide public warnings through automatic alert televisions and radios; and (6) educate the public about such warnings.
Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security to: (1) develop and recommend standards and guidelines for universal all-hazard terminology and protocols, and (2) issue warnings related to acts of terrorism and other public safety threats via a public warning system.