STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
POST-ATTACK RESOURCE MANAGEMENT ACT
67-5506. Order of post-attack recovery and rehabilitation emergency by governor — Convening of legislature — Emergency declared by president — Termination of emergency by legislature, president or congress — Automatic termination. (a) Following an attack, the governor, if he finds such action necessary to deal with the danger to the public safety caused thereby or to aid in the post-attack recovery or rehabilitation of the United States or any part thereof, shall declare by order the existence of a post-attack recovery and rehabilitation emergency. Any such order shall be ineffectual, unless the legislature is then in session or the governor simultaneously issues an order convening the legislature in special session within forty-five (45) days.
(b) During the period when the order issued pursuant to subsection (a) of this section is in force, or during the continuance of any emergency declared by the president of the United States or the congress calling for post-attack recovery and rehabilitation activities, subject to the limitations set forth in this act, and in a manner consistent with any rules, regulations, or orders and policy guidance issued by the federal government, the governor may issue, amend and enforce rules, regulations, and orders to:
(1) control, restrict, and regulate by rationing, freezing, use of quotas, prohibitions on shipments, price fixing, allocation or other means the use, sale or distribution of food, feed, fuel, clothing and other commodities, materials, goods or services;
(2) prescribe and direct activities in connection with but not limited to use, conservation, salvage, and prevention of waste of materials, services, and facilities, including production, transportation, power, and communication facilities, training and supply of labor, utilization of industrial plants, health and medical care, nutrition, housing, including the use of existing and private facilities, rehabilitation, education, welfare, child care, recreation, consumer protection, and other essential civil needs; and
(3) take such other action as may be necessary for the management of resources following an attack.
(c) All rules, regulations and orders issued pursuant to authority conferred by this act shall have the full force and effect of law during the continuance of an order or declaration of emergency as contemplated by this section, when a copy of the rule, regulation, or order is filed in the office of the secretary of state or, if issued by a local or area official, when filed in the office or offices of the clerk of the district court. If, by reason of destruction or disruption attendant upon or resulting from attack, the filing requirements of this subsection cannot be met, public notice by such means as may be available shall be deemed a complete and sufficient substitute. All existing laws, ordinances, rules, regulations, and orders inconsistent with the provisions of this act, or any rule, regulation or order issued under the authority thereof, shall be inoperative during the period of time and to the extent such inconsistency exists.
(d) Any authority exercised pursuant to an order or emergency contemplated by this section may be exercised with respect to the entire territory over which the governor or other official, as the case may be, has jurisdiction, or as to any specified part thereof.
(e) The governor’s power and authority to issue an order following an attack shall be terminated by the passage of a resolution of the legislature or by declaration of the termination of the emergency by the president or by the congress: provided that the order shall terminate automatically six (6) months after issuance and a similar order may not be issued unless concurrence is given thereto by a resolution of the legislature.
[67-5506, added 1967, ch. 57, sec. 6, p. 116.]