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Article - Public Safety




§14–108.

    (a)    After a state of emergency is declared in another state and the Governor receives a written request for assistance from the executive authority of that state, the Governor may:

        (1)    authorize use in the other state of personnel, equipment, supplies, or materials of this State, or of a political subdivision with the consent of the executive officer or governing body of the political subdivision; and

        (2)    suspend the effect of any statute or rule or regulation of an agency of the State or, after consulting with the executive officer or governing body of a political subdivision, a rule or regulation of an agency of a political subdivision, if the Governor finds that the suspension is necessary to aid the other state with its emergency management functions.

    (b)    (1)    The Governor shall authorize the use of resources or the suspension of the effect of any statute, rule, or regulation under subsection (a) of this section by executive order.

        (2)    An executive order issued under this section may not continue for longer than 30 days unless the Governor renews the executive order.

        (3)    Each executive order issued under this section shall indicate:

            (i)    the nature of the emergency in the other state; and

            (ii)    any circumstances that make suspension of a statute, rule, or regulation necessary to aid the other state with its emergency management functions.

        (4)    Each executive order shall be:

            (i)    disseminated promptly by means calculated to publicize its contents; and

            (ii)    filed promptly with:

                1.    MEMA;

                2.    the State Archives; and

                3.    each agency of the State or a political subdivision that is authorized by the order to use resources in the other state or responsible for the enforcement of any provisions that are suspended by the executive order.