§42-60-6  Powers of the governor. –

Published: 2015

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State Affairs and Government


Energy Crisis Management

SECTION 42-60-6

   § 42-60-6  Powers of the governor. –

Upon the issuance of an executive order declaring the existence of an energy

crisis, the governor shall have the following powers:

   (1) To cooperate with the president of the United States and

federal departments, agencies, and independent establishments, and the offices

and agencies of other states in matters pertaining to the energy crisis; and in

connection with the energy crisis, to take any measures which he or she may

deem proper to carry into effect any request of the president and any other

federal officers and agencies that may be charged with responsibilities related

to the energy crisis management effort, the protection of the public peace,

health, and safety, or the preservation of life, property, and the operation of

the economy and society within this state; and

   (2) To use and employ within the state, from time to time,

and as he or she may deem expedient, any of the property, services, and

resources of the state for the purposes set forth in this chapter; and

   (3) To employ any measures and give any directions to state

and local officers and agencies that may be reasonable and necessary for the

purpose of securing compliance with the provisions of this chapter and with the

orders, rules, and regulations made pursuant to this chapter; and

   (4) To utilize the services and facilities of existing

officers, offices, departments, commissions, boards, bureaus, institutions, and

other agencies of the state and of the political subdivisions of the state; and

all officers and agencies shall co-operate with and extend their services and

facilities to the governor as he or she may request; and

   (5) To establish and implement any programs and plans that he

or she deems necessary to control and regulate all energy or energy resources;


   (6) To take any other action that may be necessary to protect

the health, safety, and welfare of the people of this state and to preserve

their lives and property during the energy crisis. These powers or actions

including all contracts, transfers, leases, or loans executed pursuant to the

provisions of this chapter shall terminate and be revoked upon termination of

the crisis as set forth in this chapter, and these termination provisions shall

be included in all contracts, transfers, leases, or loans entered into pursuant

to this chapter.

History of Section.

(P.L. 1980, ch. 326, § 1.)