S.2124 - Emergency Preparedness and Response for Individuals With Disabilities Act of 2005109th Congress (2005-2006)
Summary: S.2124 — 109th Congress (2005-2006)
Introduced in Senate (12/16/2005)
Emergency Preparedness and Response for Individuals with Disabilities Act of 2005 - Amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to appoint a Disability Coordinator to ensure that the needs of individuals with disabilities are properly addressed in emergency preparedness and disaster relief efforts in the event of a major disaster.
Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act with respect to: (1) temporary housing for use by individuals with disabilities; and (2) the right of individuals with disabilities to live independently.
Provides for increased accessibility for such individuals of replacement housing built with federal funds following major disasters.