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CHAPTER 15. PUBLIC SAFETY.

ARTICLE 5. DIVISION OF HOMELAND SECURITY AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.

§15-5-4b. West Virginia Disaster Recovery Trust Fund disbursement.

Upon the proclamation of the existence of a state of emergency or state of preparedness under the provisions of §15-5-6 of this code, The State Resiliency Officer, shall have the power to disburse funds from the disaster relief recovery trust fund created pursuant to §15-5-24 of this code to any person, political subdivision, or local organization for emergency services in such amounts and in such manner, and to take such other actions, as the State Resiliency Officer may determine is necessary or appropriate in order to provide assistance to any person, political subdivision, or local organization for emergency services responding to or recovering from the disaster, or otherwise involved in disaster recovery activities: Provided, That except as provided hereafter in this section, requisitions for payment shall not be made or authorized for payment by the Auditor without the express approval of the State Resiliency Officer, except that the State Resiliency Officer’s approval shall be deemed to be made for the initial disbursement to cover the first 30 days of disaster response, and: Provided, however, That all subsequent disbursements arising out of the events surrounding the state of emergency or preparedness giving rise to the relevant disbursements shall require the express approval of the State Resiliency Officer, which approval shall not be unduly withheld or delayed.

Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2017 Regular Session
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