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108th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 909

To provide State and local governments with flexibility in using funds 
            made available for homeland security activities.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 11, 2003

   Ms. Snowe introduced the following bill; which was read twice and 
       referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works

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                                 A BILL


 
To provide State and local governments with flexibility in using funds 
            made available for homeland security activities.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. GRANTS BY THE OFFICE OF DOMESTIC PREPAREDNESS.

    Section 430 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 238) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(e)  State and Land Security Grants.--
            ``(1) Set aside.--Not to exceed 20 percent of the amount of 
        any grant by the Office of Department Preparedness to a State 
        or local government for the purchase of equipment for homeland 
        security or counterterrorism activities may be used for 
        preparedness activities, including planning, training, and 
        exercises.
            ``(2) Use of grants.--A grant described in paragraph (1) 
        may be used to reimburse responder agencies for equipment and 
        personnel costs incurred during preparedness activities 
        described in paragraph (1).''.

SEC. 2. FEMA GRANTS FOR STATE AND LOCAL HOMELAND SECURITY ACTIVITIES.

    Section 201 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5131) is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
    ``(e) Grants for State and Local Homeland Security Activities.--
            ``(1) In general.--A State may use grants made available 
        under this Act for a specific homeland security activity to 
        carry out another homeland security activity, if the 
        alternative use is--
                    ``(A) consistent with the State plan of the State 
                submitted under subsection (c); and
                    ``(B) approved by the President.
            ``(2) Use for local governments.--For the purpose of 
        meeting any requirement that a State provide grant funds to 
        local governments from a grant made available under this Act 
        for homeland security activities, any grant funds that are 
        expended by the State to carry out homeland security activities 
        on behalf of local governments shall be considered to be 
        provided to local governments.''.
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