Kentucky Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized [March 23, 2004]   [open pdf - 47KB]

From the Document: "Kentucky's primary emergency management statutes create a statewide comprehensive emergency management program with an integrated emergency management system, and provide for assessment, mitigation, preparation, response, and recovery from threats to public safety and all major hazards. They confer emergency management powers upon the governor and the chief executives of local governments. The statutes also provide for mutual aid among the cities and counties, with other states, and the federal government. This report is one of a series that profiles emergency management and homeland security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each profile identifies the more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. Congressional readers may wish to conduct further searches for related provisions using the Internet link presented in the last section of this report. The National Conference of State Legislatures provided primary research assistance in the development of these profiles under contract to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Summary information on all of the profiles is presented in CRS Report RL32287. This report will be updated as developments warrant."

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