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Title 20 : Internal Security and Public Safety


(Cite as: 20 V.S.A. § 3)
  • § 3. Vermont emergency management division

    (a) There is hereby created within the department of public safety a division to be known as the Vermont emergency management division.

    (b) There shall be a director of Vermont emergency management who shall be in immediate charge of the division. The director shall be appointed by the commissioner, with the approval of the governor. The director shall serve at the pleasure of the commissioner and shall hold no other state office. The director shall perform all the following duties:

    (1) Coordinate the activities of all emergency management organizations within the state.

    (2) Maintain liaison and cooperation with emergency management agencies and organizations of the federal government, other states, and Canada.

    (3) Perform additional duties and responsibilities required pursuant to this chapter and prescribed by the governor.

    (c) The commissioner, subject to the approval of the governor, shall delegate to the several departments and agencies of the state government appropriate emergency management responsibilities, and review and coordinate the emergency management activities of the departments and agencies with each other and with the activities of the districts and neighboring states, the neighboring Canadian province of Quebec, and the federal government. (Amended 1965, No. 125, § 17, eff. July 2, 1965; 1985, No. 4, eff. March 9, 1985; 1989, No. 252 (Adj. Sess.), § 4; 2005, No. 209 (Adj. Sess.), § 4.)