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[Laws in effect as of January 23, 2000]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 23, 2000 and December 4, 2001]
[CITE: 42USC5151]

                       CHAPTER 68--DISASTER RELIEF
Sec. 5151. Nondiscrimination in disaster assistance

(a) Regulations for equitable and impartial relief operations

    The President shall issue, and may alter and amend, such regulations 
as may be necessary for the guidance of personnel carrying out Federal 
assistance functions at the site of a major disaster or emergency. Such 
regulations shall include provisions for insuring that the distribution 
of supplies, the processing of applications, and other relief and 
assistance activities shall be accomplished in an equitable and 
impartial manner, without discrimination on the grounds of race, color, 
religion, nationality, sex, age, or economic status.

(b) Compliance with regulations as prerequisite to participation by 
        other bodies in relief operations

    As a condition of participation in the distribution of assistance or 
supplies under this chapter or of receiving assistance under this 
chapter, governmental bodies and other organizations shall be required 
to comply with regulations relating to nondiscrimination promulgated by 
the President, and such other regulations applicable to activities 
within an area affected by a major disaster or emergency as he deems 
necessary for the effective coordination of relief efforts.

(Pub. L. 93-288, title III, Sec. 308, formerly Sec. 311, May 22, 1974, 
88 Stat. 150; renumbered Sec. 308 and amended Pub. L. 100-707, title I, 
Sec. 105(f), Nov. 23, 1988, 102 Stat. 4691.)

                            Prior Provisions

    A prior section 308 of Pub. L. 93-288 was renumbered section 305 by 
Pub. L. 100-707 and is classified to section 5148 of this title.


    1988--Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100-707 substituted ``this chapter'' for 
``section 5172 or 5174 of this title'' after ``assistance under''.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 5174 of this title.

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