Emergency Management (Watch) 

Emergency Management (Watch) 

PCB 18-04 (Government Accountability Committee) extends the number of days that an employee of a state agency may be eligible for paid leave during a disaster. The bill requires the Division of Emergency Management to use a qualified interpreter in certain emergency broadcasts. In addition, the bill requires county emergency management plans to include a fuel contingency plan and to provide certain information online about shelters, including which shelters take pets. The bill prohibits a public entity from holding a budget adoption meeting during a declared emergency if such public entity is within the jurisdiction of an imposed curfew. Finally, the bill requires the Department of Transportation to undertake a study examining the use of railroad tanker cars to facilitate the delivery and storage of motor vehicle fuels to areas of the state impacted by hurricane events. (Branch)