2009 North Carolina Code
Chapter 166A - North Carolina Emergency Management Act.
§ 166A-6.02. State Emergency Response Account.

§ 166A‑6.02.  State Emergency Response Account.

(a)        Account Established. – There is established a State Emergency Response Account as a reserve in the General Fund. Any funds appropriated to the Account shall remain available for expenditure as provided by this section, unless directed otherwise by the General Assembly.

(b)        Purpose of Funds. – The Governor may spend funds from the Account for the following purposes:

(1)        To cover the start‑up costs of State Emergency Response Team operations for an emergency that poses an imminent threat of a Type I, Type II, or Type III disaster as defined by G.S. 166A‑6.

(2)        To cover the cost of first responders to a Type I, Type II, or Type III disaster and any related supplies and equipment needed by first responders that are not provided for under subdivision (1) of this subsection.

All other types of disaster assistance authorized by G.S. 166A‑6 shall continue to be financed by the funds made available under G.S. 166A‑6.01.

(c)        Reporting Requirement. – The Governor shall report to the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations and to the Chairs of the Appropriations Committees of the Senate and House of Representatives on any expenditures from the State Emergency Response Account no later than 30 days after making the expenditure. The report shall include a description of the emergency and type of action taken. (2006‑66, s. 6.5(b).)

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