10-3-313. Temporary housing for disaster victims -- site acquisition and preparation. (1) Whenever the governor has declared a state of emergency or state of disaster or the president has declared an emergency or a major disaster to exist in this state, the governor is authorized:
(a) to enter into purchase, lease, or other arrangements with any agency of the United States for temporary housing units to be occupied by emergency or disaster victims and to make the units available to any political subdivision of the state or to any tribal government;
(b) to assist any political subdivision of this state or any tribal government that is the locus of temporary housing for emergency or disaster victims to acquire sites necessary for temporary housing and to do all things required to prepare the site to receive and utilize temporary housing units by:
(i) advancing or lending funds available to the governor from any appropriation made for those purposes by the legislature or from any other source;
(ii) "passing through" funds made available for those purposes by any agency, public or private; or
(iii) becoming a copartner with the political subdivision or tribal government for the execution and performance of any temporary housing project for emergency or disaster victims;
(c) under regulations that the governor prescribes, to temporarily suspend or modify for not to exceed 60 days any state laws or regulations relating to public health, safety, zoning, or transportation, within or across the state, when by proclamation the governor declares the suspension or modification essential to provide temporary housing for emergency or disaster victims.
(2) Any political subdivision of this state is expressly authorized to acquire, temporarily or permanently, by purchase, lease, or otherwise, sites required for installation of temporary housing units for emergency or disaster victims and to enter into whatever arrangements, including purchase of temporary housing units and payment of transportation charges, that are necessary to prepare or equip the sites to utilize the housing units.
(3) Parts 1 through 4 of this chapter may not be construed to limit the governor's authority to apply for, administer, and expend any grants, gifts, or payments in aid of emergency or disaster prevention, preparedness, response, or recovery.
History: En. 77-2312 by Sec. 16, Ch. 335, L. 1977; R.C.M. 1947, 77-2312; amd. Sec. 21, Ch. 56, L. 2009; amd. Sec. 6, Ch. 228, L. 2011.