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Representative Garland E. Pierce Reappointed to Joint Legislative Emergency Management Oversight Committee

Representative Garland E. Pierce
Photo courtesy of North Carolina General Assembly.

RALEIGH — Representative Garland E. Pierce has been reappointed to serve on the Joint Legislative Emergency management oversight committee for another term.

The Joint Legislative Emergency Management Oversight Committee examines, on a continuing basis, issues related to emergency management in North Carolina in order to make ongoing recommendations to the General Assembly on ways to promote effective emergency preparedness, management, response, and recovery.

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The Committee may examine: (1) Whether the State building code sufficiently addresses issues related to commercial and residential construction in hurricane and flood prone areas. (2) The public health infrastructure in place to respond to natural and non-natural disasters. (3) Hurricane preparedness, evacuation, and response. (4) Energy security issues. (5) Terrorism preparedness and response, including bioterrorism. (6) Flood and natural disaster preparation and response. (7) Any other topic the Committee believes is related to its purpose. (b) The Committee may make interim reports to the General Assembly on matters for which it may report to a regular session of the General Assembly. A report to the General Assembly may contain any legislation needed to implement a recommendation of the Committee.

Representative Pierce is quoted as saying “I am excited to have been reappointed to serve on the Committee again. The committee is important because it helps us to get the necessary information out to the people who will be affected by the emergencies”.

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