Disaster Relief Act of 1974
|Long title||An Act entitled the "Disaster Relief Act Amendments of 1974"|
|Nicknames||Disaster Relief Act Amendments of 1974|
|Enacted by||the 93rd United States Congress|
|Effective||April 1, 1974|
|Statutes at Large||88 Stat. 143|
|Titles amended||42 U.S.C.: Public Health and Social Welfare|
|U.S.C. sections amended||42 U.S.C. ch. 68 § 5121 et seq.|
The Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-288) was passed into law by the then President Richard Nixon as a United States federal law that established the process of presidential disaster declarations. The bill was introduced by Senator Quentin Burdick on February 26, 1974. The bill passed 91-0 as amended on April 10, 1974 and the House agreed to conference report by a vote of 392-0 on May 15, 1974.It was to better handle the array of disasters that occur annually throughout the 50 states. At one point, more than one hundred federal agencies were involved in handling disasters and emergencies. The Act also helped give more fixed relief to disaster survivors.
In November 1988, the United States Congress amended the Act and renamed it the Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (Public Law 100-707).
This act was further amended by the Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000.
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