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Title Local Government Disaster-Related Programs
Status House Committee on Appropriations Lay Over Unamended - Amendment(s) Failed (05/14/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Local Government
  • State Government
House Sponsors M. Snyder (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee Transportation, Housing and Local Government
Senate Committee Agriculture and Natural Resources
Date Introduced 01/10/2024

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill assists local
governments with disaster-related programs in 2 ways.
First, section 1 of the bill establishes the slash removal pilot
program (pilot program) under the wildfire mitigation incentives for local
governments grant program, which is administered by the forest service.
The pilot program supports county efforts to efficiently and effectively
remove slash. The forest service must establish the policies and
procedures by which it will select counties for the pilot program and
implement the pilot program.
Second, section 2 requires the division of homeland security and
emergency management in the department of public safety to provide
guidance to local governments on the following issues concerning debris
  • Negotiating debris removal program terms with the federal
emergency management agency to provide predictability
for homeowners and ensure that there are not duplicate
payments for debris removal;
  • Developing standard right of entry forms that include
opt-in and opt-out provisions and clear insurance
assignment of benefit language;
  • Establishing right-of-way cleanup procedures, including
the removal of private vehicles, for public roadways;
  • Considering the removal of hazardous materials and other
safety and environmental concerns; and
  • Ensuring that local debris removal programs are limited to
residential debris removal and do not include commercial
debris removal.

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