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H.R.390: National Emergency Centers Establishment Act

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about emergency management
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Sponsor Alcee L. Hastings, D-Fla.
Total Cosponsors 0
Introduced Jan. 23, 2013
Latest Major Action Feb. 21, 2013
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Bill Summary

National Emergency Centers Establishment Act - Directs the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish at least six national emergency centers on military installations to use existing infrastructure to provide: (1) temporary housing, medical, and humanitarian assistance to individuals and families dislocated due to an emergency or major disaster; and (2) centralized locations for the training of first responders and the coordination of preparedness, response, and recovery efforts.

Lists minimum requirements for sites for such centers, including that they be capable of: (1) meeting for an extended period the housing, health, transportation, education, public works, humanitarian, and other transition needs of a large number of individuals affected; (2) being scaled up or down to accommodate major disaster preparedness and response drills, operations, and procedures; (3) housing existing permanent structures necessary to meet training and first responders coordination...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Feb. 21, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Intelligence, Emerging Threats & Capabilities.
Jan. 24, 2013 Referred to the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management.
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to House Armed Services
Jan. 23, 2013 Referred to House Transportation and Infrastructure