To amend the Disaster Management Act, 2002, so as to amend the duration of a state of disaster; to provide that any action taken as a result of a declaration of a state of disaster is only effective prospectively; to further provide that only the National Assembly, a provincial legislature or a council of a municipality may resolve to extend a national, provincial or local state of disaster respectively, and to provide for the duration of the extension; to further provide for the requisite majorities required in the National Assembly, provincial legislature and council of a municipality in order to extend a national, provincial or local state of disaster respectively; to provide that a resolution to extend a national, provincial or local state of disaster, as the case may be, may only be adopted after a public debate in the respective legislatures; to provide for oversight by the National Assembly and provincial legislature over a national or provincial state of disaster, respectively; to amend the provisions dealing with the lapsing of a national, provincial or local state of disaster and the termination of the regulations and by-laws made in terms of it, as the case may be; and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Referred to the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL)
Intro
19-02-2021
PC
Portfolio Committee
NA
National Assembly
SC
Select Committee
NCOP
National Council of Provinces
SENT
Sent for Assent
ASS (ATC)
Assented
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Introduced by: Dr PJ Groenewald, MP


TITLE BILL NO. DATE
Disaster Management Amendment Bill (B2-2021) 2021-02-19