Indiana Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized [March 26, 2004]   [open pdf - 36KB]

"Three Indiana statutes address aspects of terrorism and emergency management: the 'Emergency Management and Disaster Law;' a second concerning the State Emergency Management Agency, and a third pertaining to the Emergency Management, Fire and Building Services, and Public Safety Training Foundation. Financial aid is provided through state disaster funds, federal grants or loans, and state emergency management funds. The governor may declare a disaster and delegate command authority. Statutes authorize the establishment of mutual aid agreements and the Emergency Management Assistance Compact. This report is one of a series that profiles the 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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