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    Subdivision 1. Authority to declare emergency. A local emergency may be declared only
by the mayor of a municipality or the chair of a county board of commissioners or their legal
successors. It may not be continued for a period in excess of three days except by or with the
consent of the governing body of the political subdivision. Any order or proclamation declaring,
continuing, or terminating a local emergency must be given prompt and general publicity and
filed promptly by the chief of the local record-keeping agency of the political subdivision.
    Subd. 2. Effect of declaration of emergency. A declaration of a local emergency invokes
necessary portions of the response and recovery aspects of applicable local or interjurisdictional
disaster plans, and may authorize aid and assistance under those plans.
    Subd. 3. Interjurisdictional agencies. No interjurisdictional agency or official may declare a
local emergency unless expressly authorized by the agreement under which the agency functions.
However, an interjurisdictional disaster agency shall provide aid and services in accordance
with the agreement under which it functions.
History: 1976 c 266 s 2; 1986 c 444; 1996 c 344 s 18