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HOUSE BILL NO. 89
INTRODUCED BY M. GUGGENHEIM
BY REQUEST OF THE DEPARTMENT OF MILITARY AFFAIRS
AN ACT REVISING THE LAWS CONCERNING THE STATE EMERGENCY RESPONSE COMMISSION; REDUCING THE MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION FROM 20 TO 19; PROVIDING FOR THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF THE MEMBERS; PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF TWO PRESIDING OFFICERS OF THE COMMISSION; AMENDING SECTION 10-3-1204, MCA; AND PROVIDING AN APPLICABILITY DATE.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF MONTANA:
Section 1. Section 10-3-1204, MCA, is amended to read:
"10-3-1204. State emergency response commission. (1) There is a state emergency response commission that is
attached to the department for administrative purposes. The commission
must consist consists of 20 19 members appointed
by the governor. The commission must include representatives of the national guard, air force, state and local fire
organizations, state and local emergency medical responders, state and local law enforcement agencies, local emergency
planning committees, a Montana utility company, and a railroad company doing business in the state, representatives from
the department of public health and human services environmental quality, the division, the department of transportation,
the department of administration, the department of justice, the department of fish, wildlife, and parks, and the office of the
governor, and any other representatives that the governor appoints. Members of the commission serve a term of 4 years and
may be reappointed. The members shall serve without compensation. The governor shall appoint a two presiding officer
officers from the appointees, who shall act as copresiding officers.
(2) The commission shall implement the provisions of this part, and in so doing, the commission may create and implement a state hazardous material incident response team to respond to incidents. The members of the team must be certified in accordance with the plan.
(3) The commission may enter into written agreements with each entity or person providing equipment or services to the state hazardous material incident response team.
(4) The commission or its designee may direct that the state hazardous material incident response team be available and respond, when requested by a local emergency response authority, to incidents according to the plan.
(5) The commission may contract with persons to meet state emergency response needs for the state hazardous material incident response team.
(6) The commission may advise, consult, cooperate, and enter into agreements with agencies of the state and federal government, other states and their state agencies, cities, counties, tribal governments, and other persons concerned with emergency response and matters relating to and arising out of incidents.
(7) The commission may encourage, participate in, or conduct studies, investigations, training, research, and demonstrations for and with the state hazardous material incident response team, local emergency responders, and other interested persons.
(8) The commission may collect and disseminate information relating to emergency response to incidents.
(9) The commission may accept and administer grants, gifts, or other funds, conditional or otherwise, made to the state for emergency response activities provided for in this part.
(10) The commission may prepare, coordinate, implement, and update a plan, which coordinates state and local emergency authorities, to respond to incidents within the state. The plan must be consistent with this part. All state emergency response responsibilities relating to an incident must be defined by the plan.
(11) The commission has the powers and duties of a state emergency response commission under the federal Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act of 1986, 42 U.S.C. 11001, et seq., except that the division shall oversee the creation, annual local review, and exercise and revision of the local emergency operations plan as provided by state law.
(12) The commission shall promulgate rules and procedures limited to cost recovery procedures, certification of state response team members, and deployment of the state hazardous material incident response team, which must be a part of the plan.
(13) All state agencies and institutions shall cooperate with the commission in the commission's efforts to carry out its duties under this part."
Section 2. Applicability. [Section 1] applies to members of the state emergency response commission who are members on October 1, 1999.
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