(e) Other relevant conditions or circumstances.
(2) If the Governor finds that a vulnerable area lies only partly within this state and
includes: territory in another state or states and that it would be desirable to establish an
interstate relationship, mutual aid, or an area organization for disaster, he/she shall take
steps to that end as desirable. If this action is taken with jurisdictions that have enacted
the Interstate Civil Defense and Disaster Compact, any resulting agreement or agree-
ments may be considered supplemental agreements pursuant to Article VI of that com-
(3) If the other jurisdiction or jurisdictions with which the Governor proposes to
cooperate pursuant to subsection (2) of this section have not enacted that compacts he
may negotiate special agreements with the jurisdiction or jurisdictions. Any agreement,
if sufficient authority for the making thereof does not other wise exist, shall become
effective only after its text has been communicated to the Legislature and if the
Legislature has not disapproved it prior to adjournment of the next session competent
to consider it, or within thirty days of its submission, whichever is later.
Source: Laws 1973, LB 494, sec. 12.
81-829.48. Civil defense; local organization; mutual aid arrangements; interjurisdic-
(1) The director or coordinator of each local or interjurisdictional organization for civil
defense shall, in collaboration with other public and private agencies within this state,
develop or cause to be developed mutual aid arrangements for reciprocal civil defense aid
and assistance in case of disaster too great to be dealt with unassisted. Such arrangements
shall be consistent with the state civil defense plan and program, and in time of emergen-
cy it shall be the duty of each local or interjurisdictional organization for civil defense to
render assistance in accordance with the provisions of such mutual aid arrangements.
(2) The director or coordinator of each local or interjurisdictional organization for
civil defense may, subject to the approval of the Governor, enter into mutual aid
arrangements with civil defense agencies or organizations in other states for recipro-
cal civil defense aid and assistance in case of disaster too great to be dealt with
(3) In passing upon local disaster plans, the Governor shall consider whether they
contain adequate provisions for the rendering and receipt of mutual aid.
(4) It shall be a sufficient reason for the Governor to require an interjurisdictional
agreement or arrangement, pursuant to section 81-829.47, that the area involved and
political subdivisions therein have available equipment, supplies, and forces necessary to
provide mutual aid on a regional basis and that the political subdivisions have not
already made adequate provision for mutual aid, but in requiring the making of an
interjurisdictional arrangement to accomplish the purpose of this section, the Governor
need not require establishment and maintenance of an interjurisdictional agency or ar-
rangement for any other disaster purposes.
Source: L a w s 1 9 5 1 , c . 3 1 S , s e c . 8 ( 1 ) , p . 1 0 8 0 ; R . R . S . 1 9 4 3 , s e c . 8 1 - 8 2 9 . 1 9 ;
Laws 1973, LB 494, sec. 13.
81-829.49. Civil defense; political subdivision; interjurisdictional agreements; ap-
propriations. Each political subdivision shall have the power to make appropriations in
the manner provided by law for making appropriations for the ordinary expenses of such
political subdivision for the payment of expenses of its local or interjurisdictional organi-
zation for civil defense and in furthering the purposes of sections 81-829.36 to 81-829.68.
Source: Laws 1951, c. 315, sec. 10(1), p. 1081; R.R.S.1943, sec. 81-829.22; Laws 1973,
LB 494, sec. 14.