New Hampshire Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized [March 30, 2004]   [open pdf - 32KB]

"New Hampshire's Office of Emergency Management is administered by the director of fire safety and emergency management. In addition to the governor, seven state units exercise major disaster and emergency responsibilities. Both the governor and General Court have the power to declare that an emergency exists. Disaster aid is provided from an emergency response budget and disaster funding that is tied to federal support. The New Hampshire legislature has enacted specific emergency drinking water and emergency communications system statutes. 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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