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  44.022.  Powers and duties of governor. — 1.  The governor shall have general direction and control of the state emergency management agency, and shall be responsible for the carrying out of the provisions of sections 44.010 to 44.130.  In the event of disaster beyond local capabilities, the governor may assume direct operational control over all or any part of these emergency functions within this state through the director.

  2.  In performing duties pursuant to sections 44.010 to 44.130, the governor is authorized to cooperate with the federal government, other states, and private agencies in all matters pertaining to the emergency functions of this state and the nation.

  3.  In performing duties pursuant to sections 44.010 to 44.130 and to effect its policy and purpose, the governor is further authorized and empowered:

  (1)  To make, amend, and rescind the necessary orders, rules, and regulations to carry out the provisions of sections 44.010 to 44.130 within the limits of the authority conferred upon the governor pursuant to the provisions of sections 44.010 to 44.130, with due consideration of the policies and plans of the federal government;

  (2)  To require and direct the cooperation and assistance of agencies and officials of the state, economic and geographic areas, and local political subdivisions to assist in performance of emergency functions;

  (3)  On behalf of this state, to enter into mutual aid arrangements with other states, and to coordinate mutual aid plans between political subdivisions, and economic and geographic areas of this state, and of this state and other states;

  (4)  To delegate any administrative authority vested in the governor pursuant to sections 44.010 to 44.130, and to provide for the subdelegation of this authority;

  (5) Unless prohibited by law, any political subdivision may appropriate funds, or contribute services, personnel and facilities to special committees, subcommittees or task groups organized for the economic or geographic area within which it is situated;

  (6)  To cooperate with the president, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, executive office of the president, other appropriate federal officers and agencies, and the officers and agencies of other states;

  (7)  To create, establish and appoint such volunteer disaster or state agency committees or both as may be needed to assemble and evaluate information which deals with emergency matters.

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(L. 1967 p. 122 § 2, A.L. 1998 S.B. 743)


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