An Act establishing local emergency management agencies


This bill would allow municipalities to establish a Local Emergency Management Agencies. These agencies would be organized and run by a director, who would report directly to the municipality’s appointing authority (Mayor or City manager for a city, or the Town Manager or Town Administrator in towns). The Agency would have the authority to utilize and coordinate the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the town in response. This would only take effect in the case of a declaration of a state of emergency by the appointing authority and would be superseded by any declaration made by the Governor.