PUBLIC LAW 100-707—NOV. 23, 1988
102 STAT. 4689
Public Law 100-707 100th Congress An Act To amend the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 to provide for more effective assistance in response to major disasters and emergencies, and for other purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
TITLE I~DISASTER RELIEF AND EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE AMENDMENTS SEC. 101. SHORT TITLE; AMENDMENTS TO DISASTER RELIEF ACT OF 1974.
(a) SHORT TITLE.—This title may be cited as "The Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Amendments of 1988.".
Nov. 23, 1988 [H.R. 2707] Safety. State and local governments. The Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Amendments of 1988. 42 USC 5121 note.
(b) AMENDMENTS TO DISASTER RELIEF ACT OF 1974.—Except as
otherwise expressly provided, whenever in this title an amendment or repeal is exprei^ed in terms of an amendment to, or repeal of, a section or other provision, the reference shall be considered to be made to a section or other provision of the Disaster Relief Act of 1974 (42 U.S.C. 5121-5202). SEC. 102. AMENDMENT TO SHORT TITLE.
(a) AMENDMENT TO SHORT TITLE.—The first section is amended by
striking out "Disaster Relief Act of 1974" and inserting in lieu thereof "The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.". (b) REFERENCES.—Whenever any reference is made in any law (other than this Act), r^ulation, document, rule, record, or other paper of the United States to a section or provision of the Disaster Relief Act of 1974, such reference shall be deemed to be a reference to such section or provision of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act.
The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act. 42 USC 5121 note. 42 USC 5121 note.
SEC. 103. AMENDMENTS TO TITLE I.
(a) FINDINGS AND DECLARATIONS.—Section 101(b) (42 U.S.C.
5121(b)) is amended— (1) by striking out paragraph (7); (2) by striking out "; and' at the end of paragraph (6); and (3) by inserting "and" at the end of paragraph (5). (b) DEFINITION OF EMERGENCY.—Section 102(1) is amended to read 42 USC 5122. as follows: "(1) EMERGENCY.—'Emergency' means any occasion or instance for which, in the determination of the President, Federal assistance is needed to supplement State and local efforts and capabilities to save lives and to protect property and public health and safety, or to lessen or avert the threat of a catastrophe in any part of the United States.". (c) DEFiNrnoN OF MAJOR DISASTER.—Section 102(2) is amended to read as follows: