2019 Session

Budget Amendments - SB1100 (Committee Approved)

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Disaster Mitigation (language only)

Item 402 #2s

Item 402 #2s

Public Safety and Homeland Security
Department of Emergency Management


Page 436, after line 10, insert:

"G. The Department of Emergency Management shall report annually by June 30 of each year on disaster mitigation activities and expenditures conducted throughout the Commonwealth.  The report shall identify the total costs of the projects, and identify how the costs are shared among state, local and federal resources.  The annual report shall also recommend future mitigation projects, identify the need for and the anticipated impact of such projects, and estimated costs of those projects."


(This amendment requires an annual report on disaster mitigation projects underway and planned. Research suggests that disaster mitigation may help control disaster response costs in the long run.)