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Senate Bill 0056


Senate Bill 0056

ARCHIVE (2005)

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DIGEST OF SB56 (Updated April 6, 2005 7:40 pm - DI 84)


Establishes the department of homeland security. Abolishes the state emergency management agency, the fire and building services department, the public safety and training board, the advanced life support subcommittee, and the public safety institute. Transfers the functions of these entities to the department of homeland security. Reduces the membership of the fire prevention and building safety commission. Requires the governor to appoint members to the commission. Makes several changes relating to emergency medical services dispatch certification. Provides that the definition of "building law" does not include a fire safety law. Transfers statutes and repeals superseded statutes. Requires the legislative services agency to prepare legislation for introduction in the 2006 regular session of the general assembly to organize and correct statutes affected by the establishment of the department of homeland security. Appropriates money received by the counterterrorism and security council.
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