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Texas Laws | Government Code
GOVERNMENT CODE
TITLE 4. EXECUTIVE BRANCH

(b) The governor may prescribe routes, modes of transportation, and destinations in connection with an evacuation. (31165)

(c) The governor may control ingress and egress to and from a disaster area and the movement of persons and the occupancy of premises in the area. (31166)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (31167)

Sec. 418.019. RESTRICTED SALE AND TRANSPORTATION OF MATERIALS. (31168)(Text)

The governor may suspend or limit the sale, dispensing, or transportation of alcoholic beverages, firearms, explosives, and combustibles. (31169)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (31170)

Sec. 418.0195. DISCONNECTION OF STATE COMPUTER NETWORKS. (31171)(Text)

(a) This section applies only to a computer network used by: (31172)

(1) a state agency; or (31173)

(2) an entity other than a state agency receiving network security services from the Department of Information Resources under Section 2059.058. (31174)

(b) The governor may order the Department of Information Resources to disconnect a computer network from the Internet in the event of a substantial external threat to the computer network. (31175)

(c) The authority granted under this section is limited to Internet connectivity services provided exclusively to an entity described by Subsection (a). (31176)

Added by Acts 2011, 82nd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1310 (H.B. 3333), Sec. 1, eff. September 1, 2011. (31177)

Sec. 418.020. TEMPORARY HOUSING AND EMERGENCY SHELTER. (31178)(Text)

(a) The governor may enter into purchase, lease, or other arrangements with an agency of the United States for temporary housing units to be occupied by disaster victims and may make units available to any political subdivision. (31179)

(b) The governor may assist a political subdivision that is the locus of temporary housing or emergency shelters for disaster victims to acquire sites necessary for temporary housing or emergency shelters and to do all things required to prepare the sites to receive and use temporary housing units or emergency shelters by: (31180)

(1) advancing or lending funds available to the governor from any appropriation made by the legislature or from any other source; (31181)

(2) allocating funds made available by a public or private agency; or (31182)

(3) becoming a copartner with the political subdivision for the execution and performance of any temporary housing or emergency shelter project for disaster victims. (31183)

(c) Under regulations prescribed by the governor, the governor may temporarily suspend or modify for a period of not more than 60 days any public health, safety, zoning, intrastate transportation, or other law or regulation if by proclamation the governor considers the suspension or modification essential to provide temporary housing or emergency shelter for disaster victims. (31184)

(d) Any political subdivision may temporarily or permanently acquire by lease, purchase, or other means sites required for installation of temporary housing units or emergency shelters for disaster victims and may enter into arrangements necessary to prepare or equip the sites to use the housing units or shelters, including arrangements for the purchase of temporary housing units or shelters and the payment of transportation charges. (31185)

(e) A political subdivision that is the locus of temporary housing or emergency shelters for persons moved or evacuated by recommendation or order of the governor may be assisted by any resource available to the state, including the disaster contingency fund, to ensure the political subdivision receives an advance or reimbursement: (31186)

(1) of all expenses, including lost revenue, incurred by the political subdivision associated with the use of public facilities for temporary housing or emergency shelters; and (31187)

(2) of the amounts paid for salaries and benefits of permanently employed, straight-time and regular-time personnel of the political subdivision who perform duties associated with the movement or evacuation of persons into, out of, or through the political subdivision. (31188)

Acts 1987, 70th Leg., ch. 147, Sec. 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1987. (31189)

Amended by: (31190)

Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 185 (H.B. 1998), Sec. 2, eff. September 1, 2009. (31191)

Sec. 418.021. FEDERAL AID FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT. (31192)(Text)

(a) On the governor's determination that a local government of the state has suffered or will suffer a substantial loss of tax and other revenue from a major disaster and has demonstrated a need for financial assistance to perform its governmental functions, the governor may apply to the federal government on behalf of the local government for a loan and may receive and disburse the proceeds of an approved loan to the local government. (31193)

(b) The governor may determine the amount needed by a local government to restore or resume its governmental functions and certify that amount to the federal government. The amount sought for the local government may not exceed 25 percent of the annual operating budget of the local government for the fiscal year in which the major disaster occurs. (31194)

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