ERIC Number: ED159043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Energy Emergency Preparedness: An Overview of State Authority.
Ginn, Nancy L.
An overview of energy emergency legislation in the fifty states, American Samoa, and Puerto Rico is given in this report. Descriptions of specific provisions of state legislation are included to illustrate the many methods by which authority to deal with an energy emergency may be incorporated into the general body of state law. The information provided in this report should prove useful to states in developing new legislation or in reusing already enacted legislation. The three sections of this publication, excluding the nine appendicies which exemplify legislative situations generalized in the text, are: (1) State energy emergency legislation: the current situation; (2) Composite of state energy emergency legislation; and (3) Future direction: staff commentary. It is pointed out that many states lack legislation which enables the governor to respond effectively to an energy emergency. (RR/MR)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Emergency Programs, Energy, Energy Conservation, Government (Administrative Body), Legislation, Legislators, Resource Allocation, State Government, State Legislation
National Governors' Association, 444 N. Capitol St., Washington, D.C. 20001 ($2.00)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Energy, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Governors' Association, Washington, DC.