Miami-Dade Legislative Item
File Number: 053262
   

File Number: 053262 File Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Version: 0 Reference: R-1165-05 Control: County Commission
File Name: ENACT H.R. 3723 DIRECT FEMA TO COVER KATRINA'S IMPACT ON FLA Introduced: 11/22/2005
Requester: NONE Cost: Final Action: 10/18/2005
Agenda Date: 10/18/2005 Agenda Item Number: 11A4
Notes: this is final version as adopted. Also see original legistar #052644 Title: RESOLUTION URGING THE U.S. CONGRESS TO ENACT H.R. 3723 DIRECTING FEMA TO COVER VALID CLAIMS FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE RESULTING FROM HURRICANE KATRINA'S IMPACT ON THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND H.R. 4031 PROVIDING MUCH NEEDED ASSISTANCE TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS WHO SUFFERED MAJOR CROP LOSSES AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA [SEE ORIGINAL ITEM UNDER FILE NO. 052644]
Indexes: FEMA
  HURRICANE KATRINA
Sponsors: Sally A. Heyman, Prime Sponsor
  Jose "Pepe" Diaz, Co-Sponsor
  Barbara J. Jordan, Co-Sponsor
  Dennis C. Moss, Co-Sponsor
  Dorrin D. Rolle, Co-Sponsor
  Natacha Seijas, Co-Sponsor
  Katy Sorenson, Co-Sponsor
  Carlos A. Gimenez, Co-Sponsor
  Dr. Barbara Carey-Shuler, Co-Sponsor
  Joe A. Martinez, Co-Sponsor
  Rebeca Sosa, Co-Sponsor
Sunset Provision: No Effective Date: Expiration Date:
Registered Lobbyist: None Listed


Legislative History

Acting Body Date Agenda Item Action Sent To Due Date Returned Pass/Fail

County Attorney 11/23/2005 Assigned Jess M. McCarty 11/23/2005

Board of County Commissioners 10/18/2005 11A4 Amended Adopted as amended P
REPORT: The foregoing proposed resolution was adopted as amended to include Agriculture Recovery Fund Resolution No. H.R. 4307.

Legislative Text


TITLE
RESOLUTION URGING THE U.S. CONGRESS TO ENACT H.R. 3723 DIRECTING FEMA TO COVER VALID CLAIMS FOR INDIVIDUAL ASSISTANCE RESULTING FROM HURRICANE KATRINA'S IMPACT ON THE STATE OF FLORIDA AND H.R. 4031 PROVIDING MUCH NEEDED ASSISTANCE TO AGRICULTURAL PRODUCERS WHO SUFFERED MAJOR CROP LOSSES AFTER HURRICANE KATRINA

BODY
WHEREAS, the Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) has denied the State of Florida eligibility for Individual Assistance for damage from Hurricane Katrina, despite the fact that FEMA’s assessment revealed 152 homes destroyed or severely damaged in Miami-Dade County and 160 homes destroyed or severely damaged in Broward County; and
WHEREAS, FEMA does not want to provide assistance to Miami-Dade and Broward Counties because FEMA has determined that the State of Florida does not meet the “State Threshold” for such a declaration, which FEMA has set at a minimum of 800 homes destroyed or severely damaged; and
WHEREAS, FEMA has authority under section 408 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. Sections 5174-5204c and Title 44 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) to provide financial assistance to eligible individuals and households who, as a direct result of a major disaster, have necessary expenses and serious needs and are unable to meet such expenses or needs through other means; and
WHEREAS, H.R. 3723 has been filed in the U.S. House of Representatives to direct FEMA to provide individual assistance to Floridians who suffered damage from Hurricane Katrina; and
WHEREAS, H.R. 3723 was filed by Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and is co-sponsored by all the members of the Miami-Dade Congressional Delegation, Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Mario Diaz-Balart, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Kendrick Meek, along with the remaining 20 members of the Florida Congressional Delegation; and
WHEREAS, Hurricane Katrina also caused over $427 million in crop losses to Miami-Dade County agricultural producers, with the nursery industry suffering over $370 million in crop losses affecting over 22,578 acres; and
WHEREAS, agriculture in Miami-Dade County provides approximately $1 billion annually in economic impacts; and
WHEREAS, H.R. 4031, the Nursery and Tropical Fruit Producer Relief Act, would provide much needed assistance to agricultural producers who suffered major losses after Hurricane Katrina; and
WHEREAS, H.R. 4031 was filed by Representative Mario Diaz-Balart and is co-sponsored by Representative Mark Foley, Representative Katherine Harris, Representative Kendrick Meek, Representative Jeff Miller, Representative Adam Putnam, Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Representative Debbie Wasserman-Schultz,
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF MIAMI-DADE COUNTY, FLORIDA, that this Board:
Section 1. Urges Congress to enact H.R. 3723 directing FEMA to cover valid claims for individual assistance resulting from Hurricane Katrina’s impact on the State of Florida.
Section 2. Urges Congress to enact H.R. 4031, which would provide much needed assistance to agricultural producers who suffered major losses after Hurricane Katrina.
Section 3. Directs the County's federal lobbyists to advocate for passage of legislation consistent with Sections 1 and 2 above, and directs the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs to include this item in the 2006 Federal Legislative Package.
Section 4. Directs the Clerk of the Board to transmit a certified copy of this resolution to the members of the Florida Congressional Delegation.



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