H.R.4704 - Emergency Preparedness and Response for Individuals With Disabilities Act of 2006109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Langevin, James R. [D-RI-2] (Introduced 02/07/2006)|
|Committees:||House - Small Business; Transportation and Infrastructure|
|Latest Action:||02/09/2006 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.|
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Summary: H.R.4704 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (02/07/2006)
Emergency Preparedness and Response for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2006 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to appoint a Disability Coordinator to ensure that the needs of individuals with disabilities are properly addressed in emergency preparedness and disaster relief efforts in the event of a major disaster.
Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act with respect to: (1) temporary housing for use by individuals with disabilities; and (2) the right of individuals with disabilities to live independently.
Provides for increased accessibility for such individuals of replacement housing built with federal funds following major disasters.