Disaster Management Amendment Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 26 August 2021)

Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

The Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs invites you to submit written comments on the Disaster Management Amendment Bill [B2-2021].

The purpose of the Bill is:
• 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 provide that only the National Assembly, a provincial legislature or a council of a municipality may resolve to extend a national, provincial or local sate of disaster respectively and to provide for the duration of the extension
• to provide for the requisite majorities required in the national Assembly, provincial legislature and council of a municipality in order to extend the disaster
• 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 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 national, provincial or local state of disaster and the termination of the regulations and by-laws made in terms of it.

Comments can be emailed to Ms S Cassiem at scassiem@parliament.gov.za by no later than Thursday, 26 August 2021.

Please note that all correspondence should be addressed to Ms Faith Muthambi , Chairperson: PC on Cooperative

Enquiries can be directed to Ms S Cassiem on cell at 083 709 8533

Issued by Ms F Muthambi, MP, Chairperson: PC on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs

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