Legislature(1993 - 1994)

02/16/1993 11:10 AM O&G

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  SENATOR  LEMAN  announced  SB  90  DECLARATION  OF  DISASTER                 
  EMERGENCIES to be up for consideration.                                      
                                                                               
  JEFF MORRISON, Legislative Liaison, Division of Military and                 
  Veterans Affairs, and JANICE  ADAIR, Assistant Commissioner,                 
  Department   of   Environmental  Conservation,   joined  the                 
  Committee.                                                                   
                                                                               
  MR. MORRISON said the bill is basically in two sections; the                 
  second section  is primarily  a housekeeping  section.   The                 
  first section eliminates confusion  by deleting the language                 
  saying  something  is  automatically a  disaster.    This is                 
  confusing because there  are two  different ways a  disaster                 
  can  be declared.   The Commissioners  of the  Department of                 
  Environmental Conservation  and the  Department of  Military                 
  and Veteran's Affairs executed a memorandum agreeing to work                 
  with this situation until it is  clarified.  This bill takes                 
  away  the automatic declaration and puts  in statute that an                 
  emergency  isn't  declared   until  it's  declared   by  the                 
  Governor.                                                                    
                                                                               
  Number 115                                                                   
                                                                               
  JANICE ADAIR  agreed with Mr.  Morrison's testimony.   SB 90                 
  resolves the conflict satisfactorily.                                        
                                                                               
  Number 136                                                                   
                                                                               
  SENATOR  SHARP moved to discharge  SB 90 from Committee with                 
  individual recommendations.  There were no objections and it                 
  was so ordered.                                                              

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