2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 28 - Civil Preparedness and Emergency Services
Chapter 517 - Civil Preparedness, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Section 28-15 - Acceptance of federal or other assistance. Nondiscrimination.


CT Gen Stat § 28-15 (2012) What's This?

(a) Whenever the federal government or any agency or officer thereof or any person, firm or corporation offers to the state, or through the state to any political subdivision thereof, services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds by way of gift, grant or loan, for purposes of civil preparedness or as assistance for the response or recovery activities of any civil preparedness force, the state, acting through the Governor, or such political subdivision, acting through its chief executive officer, may accept such offer. Upon such acceptance, the Governor of the state or executive officer of such political subdivision may authorize any officer of the state or of the political subdivision, as the case may be, to receive such services, equipment, supplies, materials or funds on behalf of the state or such political subdivision and subject to the terms of the offer and the rules and regulations, if any, of the agency making the offer.

(b) No person shall discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, sex, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, ancestry or economic status in carrying out any provision of this chapter or any federal major disaster or emergency assistance function in this state.

(June, 1951, S. 1919d; P.A. 73-544, S. 15; P.A. 79-417, S. 5; P.A. 11-55, S. 14.)

History: P.A. 73-544 substituted “civil preparedness” for “civil defense” where appearing; P.A. 79-417 added to the offers for purposes of civil preparedness that may be accepted by governor “or as assistance for the response or recovery activities ...” and added as new Subsec. (b) ban against discrimination; P.A. 11-55 amended Subsec. (b) to prohibit discrimination on basis of gender identity or expression.

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