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Louisiana Emergency Management and Homeland
Security Authorities Summarized
The Louisiana Homeland Security and Emergency Assistance and Disaster Act
requires that state emergency management functions be coordinated with those of the
federal government and other states. The statute also confers emergency powers
upon the governor and parish presidents and requires the preparation of statewide and
local plans for emergency preparedness. The Louisiana Health Emergency Powers
Act requires that actions be taken to protect life and control diseases in a public
health emergency. Louisiana's Emergency Interim State Executive Succession Act,
the Emergency Interim Legislative Succession Act, the Emergency Interim Judicial
Succession Act, and the Emergency Interim Local Executive Succession Act provide
lines of succession for all levels of government in the state.
This report is one of a series that profiles emergency management and homeland
security statutory authorities of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, the
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico,
American Samoa, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Each profile identifies the
more significant elements of state statutes, generally as codified. Congressional
readers may wish to conduct further searches for related provisions using the Internet
link presented in the last section of this report. The National Conference of State
Legislatures provided primary research assistance in the development of these
profiles under contract to the Congressional Research Service (CRS). Summary
information on all of the profiles is presented in CRS Report RL32287, Emergency
Management and Homeland Security Statutory Authorities in the States, District of
Columbia, and Insular Areas: A Summary.
This report will be updated as developments warrant.
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Louisiana Emergency Management and Homeland Security Authorities Summarized, report, September 2, 2005; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc819739/m1/2/: accessed March 23, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.