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Public Law No: 109-308 (10/06/2006)

 
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Public Law 109-308
109th Congress

                                 An Act


 
To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance 
 Act to ensure that State and local emergency preparedness operational 
 plans address the needs of individuals with household pets and service 
    animals following a major disaster or emergency. <<NOTE: Oct. 6, 
                         2006 -  [H.R. 3858]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress <<NOTE: Pets Evacuation 
and Transportation Standards Act of 2006. 42 USC 5121 note.>> assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Pets Evacuation and Transportation 
Standards Act of 2006''.
SEC. 2. STANDARDS FOR STATE AND LOCAL EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS 
                    OPERATIONAL PLANS.

    Section 613 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196b) is amended--
            (1) by redesignating subsection (g) as subsection (h); and
            (2) by inserting after subsection (f) the following:

    ``(g) Standards for State and Local Emergency Preparedness 
Operational Plans.--In approving standards for State and local emergency 
preparedness operational plans pursuant to subsection (b)(3), the 
Director shall ensure that such plans take into account the needs of 
individuals with household pets and service animals prior to, during, 
and following a major disaster or emergency.''.
SEC. 3. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS MEASURES OF THE DIRECTOR.

    Section 611 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5196) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (e)--
                    (A) in paragraph (2), by striking ``and'' at the 
                end;
                    (B) in paragraph (3), by striking the period and 
                inserting ``; and''; and
                    (C) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(4) plans that take into account the needs of individuals 
        with pets and service animals prior to, during, and following a 
        major disaster or emergency.''; and
            (2) in subsection (j)--
                    (A) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (8) as 
                paragraphs (3) through (9), respectively; and
                    (B) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
            ``(2) The Director may make financial contributions, on the 
        basis of programs or projects approved by the Director, to the 
        States and local authorities for animal emergency

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        preparedness purposes, including the procurement, construction, 
        leasing, or renovating of emergency shelter facilities and 
        materials that will accommodate people with pets and service 
        animals.''.
SEC. 4. PROVIDING ESSENTIAL ASSISTANCE TO INDIVIDUALS WITH 
                    HOUSEHOLD PETS AND SERVICE ANIMALS FOLLOWING A 
                    DISASTER.

    Section 403(a)(3) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170b(a)(3)) is amended--
            (1) in subparagraph (H), by striking ``and'' at the end;
            (2) in subparagraph (I), by striking the period and 
        inserting ``; and''; and
            (3) by adding at the end the following:
                    ``(J) provision of rescue, care, shelter, and 
                essential needs--
                          ``(i) to individuals with household pets and 
                      service animals; and
                          ``(ii) to such pets and animals.''.

    Approved October 6, 2006.

LEGISLATIVE HISTORY--H.R. 3858:
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CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 152 (2006):
            May 22, considered and passed House.
            Aug. 3, considered and passed Senate, amended.
            Sept. 20, House concurred in Senate amendment.

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