Other Policies Related to Disaster

Other Policies Related to Disaster

Model Act Governing Standards for the Care and Disposition of Disaster Animals (2/10). Calls for states and territories to adopt a statute to establish guidelines for animal shelters and mandatory minimum hold periods for companion animals following disasters. Click here to view the full text of this policy.

Election Procedures in the Event of a Catastrophe (8/04). Urges that Congress, the states and territories enact special election procedures for filling vacancies in the US House of Representatives in the event of a catastrophe. Also urges Congress to consider whether additional measures, including possible constitutional amendment, may be necessary to ensure the continuity of Congressional operations in the event of a catastrophe. Click here to view the full text of this policy.

First Responder (8/03). Supports increased federal funding to state, local and territorial governments to enable first responders to prevent terrorist attacks and increase their readiness to respond should it occur. Click here to view the full text of this policy.

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