Nebraska Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized [March 30, 2004]   [open pdf - 33KB]

"The Nebraska Emergency Management Act delegates powers to the governor, creates the emergency management agency and local emergency management agencies, outlines disaster mitigation and provides for mutual aid agreements. Assistance and funding emanate primarily from federal aid and the Governor's Emergency Cash Fund. State and political subdivisions may enter into mutual aid agreements. The statute provides for participation in the Interstate Civil Defense and Disaster Compact. Constitutional authority gives the legislature power to provide for succession to public offices and to convene with or without a call by the governor. The legislature may select temporary seats of government for state and local governments. 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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