Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Island Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summaries [April 2, 2004] [open pdf - 31KB]
"Key emergency management and homeland security statutes include the Commonwealth Disaster Relief Act and the Commonwealth Disaster Price Freeze Act. Continuity of government operations provisions provide for filling vacancies in the positions of governor and lieutenant governor. A statute provides for studies to reduce the impact of future disasters. 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, and three territories (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, RS21806