S.2133 - Disaster Relief Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Rockefeller, John D., IV [D-WV] (Introduced 12/16/2005)|
|Committees:||Senate - Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs|
|Latest Action:||12/16/2005 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2133 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (12/16/2005)
Disaster Relief Act of 2005 - Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to include a foreseeable catastrophic event as a major disaster for which the President may provide federal assistance.
Revises requirements with respect to or provides for: (1) extension of the predisaster hazard mitigation program; (2) coordinating officers; (3) recovery of federal assistance from persons liable, through gross negligence, for causing a condition for such such assistance is provided; (4) utilization of Department of Defense resources; (5) hazard mitigation; (6) congressional notification; (7) federal assistance to individuals and households; (8) emergency public transportation, including cases of emergency evacuation; and (9) evacuees.
Establishes in the Treasury a Disaster Relief Fund.