Posts Tagged ‘disaster declaration’

2012 Emergency Management Legislative Wrap-up: Big Changes Ahead

Tuesday, July 17th, 2012

During the 2012 Session, the North Carolina General Assembly enacted significant legislation that completely reorganized and updated the state’s emergency management statutes, extended the legal length of law enforcement and emergency management vehicles, and created the criminal offense of terrorism.  What do these legislative actions mean for North Carolina emergency managers and local governments?

State Emergency Management Act Rewrite: More Than Changes to Emergency Firearms Restrictions

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

In two previous blogs (here and here), I discuss a 2012 federal district court ruling (Bateman v. Perdue) on the constitutionality of North Carolina’s emergency weapons restriction statutes and the legislative response to that ruling.  The General Assembly responded to the court’s ruling by limiting the authority of cities and counties to impose restrictions and […]

Can Cities and Counties Restrict Firearms Under A State Of Emergency?

Friday, June 1st, 2012

In a previous post, I summarized a 2012 federal district court ruling on the 2nd Amendment challenge brought against restrictions on dangerous weapons that can be imposed by local governments during a declared state of emergency.  The General Assembly responded to this ruling by prohibiting restrictions and prohibitions on the lawful possession and use of […]

Emergency Restrictions under State of Emergency Declarations – Who Can Impose What?

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

A massive hurricane is bearing down on the coast.  Coates County issues a state of emergency declaration ordering a mandatory evacuation and prohibiting alcohol sales (just to be on the safe side).  Citizens in the Town of Albert start calling town hall wondering if they too are required to evacuate, and the local pub owner […]