2017 New Mexico Statutes
Chapter 12 - Miscellaneous Public Affairs Matters
Article 10 - All Hazard Emergency Management
Section 12-10-2 - Purpose.

Universal Citation: NM Stat § 12-10-2 (2017)

12-10-2. Purpose.

The purpose of the All Hazard Emergency Management Act [12-10-1 through 12-10-10 NMSA 1978] is to:

A. authorize the creation of local offices of emergency management in the political subdivisions of the state;

B. confer upon the governor and upon the governing bodies of the state all hazard emergency management powers;

C. provide an emergency operations plan for the protection of life and property adequate to cope with disasters resulting from acts of war or sabotage or from natural or man-made causes other than acts of war;

D. provide for coordination of all hazard emergency management functions of this state with the comparable functions of the federal government and other states and localities and of private agencies;

E. initiate programs to render aid in the emergency restoration of facilities, utilities and other installations essential to the safety and general welfare of the public; and

F. provide for assistance and care for persons displaced, left homeless or otherwise victims of disaster or war conditions.

History: 1953 Comp., 9-13-16, enacted by Laws 1959, ch. 190, 2; 1973, ch. 247, 2; 1977, ch. 258, 6; 1989, ch. 204, 12; 2007, ch. 291, 10.

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