Maine Emergency Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities Summarized [September 3, 2004] [open pdf - 35KB]
From the Document: "The primary state disaster statute (codified at Maine Rev. Stat. Ann., Title 37-B) delegates powers to the governor, the state emergency management agency, and local emergency management agencies. The statute provides for mutual aid agreements among political subdivisions and with Canadian provinces. Maine has established the Natural Disaster Business Assistance Fund to help businesses affected by disasters; other assistance is obtained primarily from federal aid. The governor and political subdivisions may move seats of government during an emergency related to an enemy attack. 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."
CRS Report for Congress, RS21927