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)
National Council of Provinces
Sent for Assent
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