Text: H.R.1059 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (02/13/2009)


111th CONGRESS
1st Session
H. R. 1059


To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide eligibility for an heir of a deceased homeowner to receive certain housing-related disaster assistance.


IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

February 13, 2009

Mrs. Blackburn (for herself, Mr. Tanner, and Mr. Cohen) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure


A BILL

To amend the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide eligibility for an heir of a deceased homeowner to receive certain housing-related disaster assistance.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. Eligibility for housing-related disaster assistance.

(a) In general.—Section 408(b) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5174(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

“(3) ELIGIBILITY OF HEIRS OF DECEASED HOMEOWNERS.—In the event the owner of an owner-occupied private residence dies, an heir taking legal possession of the residence under applicable law shall be eligible for assistance under subsections (c)(2) and (c)(3) in place of the deceased owner.”.

(b) Effective date.—The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to a major disaster declared by the President under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.) on or after January 1, 2008.