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BILL AS INTRODUCED 2007-2008

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H.609

Introduced by Representative Mrowicki of Putney, Edwards of Brattleboro, Frank of Underhill, French of Randolph, Haas of Rochester, Orr of Charlotte and Pugh of S. Burlington

Referred to Committee on

Date:

Subject:  Internal security; emergency management; evacuation plan; priority for young children; elderly

Statement of purpose:  This bill proposes to assure that young children and the elderly have priority for evacuation during an emergency.

AN ACT RELATING TO EVACUATION OF CHILDREN AND
the ELDERLY

It is hereby enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Vermont:

Sec. 1.  EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SERVICES; EVACUATION

             PRIORITY RULES                                                          

The director of the Vermont emergency management services and the Vermont adjutant general shall adopt by rule and implement a clearly defined plan with specific details for evacuation necessitated by a disaster or emergency called by the governor, particularly one resulting from nuclear power.  The plan shall give evacuation priority to the most vulnerable populations, young children from schools and preschools, and the elderly from nursing homes and other institutions that provide care or housing or both to the elderly.



Published by:

The Vermont General Assembly
115 State Street
Montpelier, Vermont


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