Idaho Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized [March 26, 2004] [open pdf - 32KB]
"Four Idaho statutes address aspects of terrorism and emergency management--the Terrorist Control Act, the Post-Attack Resource Management Act, the Emergency Relocation Act, and the Idaho Disaster Preparedness Act. The Bureau of Disaster Services is the lead emergency management agency for the state. After a disaster occurs, financial aid is given in the form of claims to the military division, tax relief, federal funds and state emergency accounts. The legislature provides for succession to state offices in emergencies. State and local seats of government may be relocated in an emergency. Idaho is a member of both the Interstate Mutual Aid Compact and the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. 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."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21780