STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
POST-ATTACK RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT
67-5502. Purpose of act — Possibility of attack — Need for emergency powers — Coordination with comparable functions of federal government. (a) The legislature recognizes that an attack upon the United States is a possibility; that such attack might be of unprecedented size and destructiveness; that a considerable period of time may elapse after an attack before federal operational control over the management of resources can be instituted; and that federal planning and activities with respect to post-attack recovery and rehabilitation necessarily are predicated on the ability of the states and their political subdivisions to prepare for and respond promptly to the problems created by an attack. Therefore, it is hereby found and declared to be necessary:
(1) To create an office of emergency resource management for the execution of a plan for emergency resource management;
(2) To confer upon the governor and upon the executive heads of governing bodies of political subdivisions of the state the emergency powers provided herein.
(b) It is further declared to be the purpose of this act and the policy of this state that all resource management functions of this state be coordinated to the maximum extent with the comparable functions of the federal government, of other states and localities, and of private agencies to the end that the most effective preparation and use may be made of available manpower, resources, and facilities in an emergency.
[67-5502, added 1967, ch. 57, sec. 2, p. 116.]