Connecticut Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized [April 2, 2004]   [open pdf - 33KB]

"Connecticut's primary emergency management statute is chapter 517, Civil Preparedness, which delegates powers to the governor, emergency management office and local civil preparedness organizations, and provides for mutual aid agreements. Assistance and funding come primarily from federal aid with some aid to municipalities coming from a local emergency relief account within the state's general fund. Connecticut is a member of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact and may participate in interstate compacts for mutual military aid or reciprocal mutual aid. 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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