Military Affairs and Defense

CHAPTER 30-15.6
Temporary Housing for Disaster Victims

SECTION 30-15.6-1

§ 30-15.6-1. Powers of governor.

Whenever the governor has declared a disaster emergency to exist under the laws of this state, or the president of the United States, at the request of the governor, has declared a major disaster or emergency to exist in this state, the governor is authorized:

(1) To enter into purchase, lease, or other arrangements with any agency of the United States for temporary housing units to be occupied by disaster victims and to make these units available to any political subdivision of the state;

(2) To assist any political subdivision of this state that is the locus of temporary housing for disaster victims to acquire sites necessary for temporary housing and to do all things required to prepare the site to receive and utilize temporary housing units, by:

(i) Advancing or lending funds available to the governor from any appropriation made by the general assembly or from any other source;

(ii) "Passing through" funds made available by any agency, public or private; or

(iii) Becoming a co-partner with the political subdivision for the execution and performance of any temporary housing for disaster victims project and, for those purposes, to pledge the credit of the state on such terms as the governor deems appropriate, having due regard for current debt transactions of the state; and

(3) Under such regulations as the governor shall prescribe, to temporarily suspend or modify, for a period not to exceed sixty (60) days, any public health, safety, zoning, transportation (within or across the state), or other requirement of law or regulation within this state when by proclamation, the governor deems the suspension or modification essential to provide temporary housing for disaster victims.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1975, ch. 160, § 1; P.L. 2016, ch. 511, art. 2, § 40.)