Martin County

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File #: 22-0837   
Type: Public Hearing Status: Passed
In control: Board of County Commissioners
On agenda: 5/17/2022 Final action: 5/17/2022
Title: PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 51.4., COUNTY EMERGENCY POWERS, ARTICLE 1, IN GENERAL, CHAPTER 51, DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Attachments: 1. Chapter 51 County Emergency Powers.pdf
PLACEMENT: Public Hearings
TITLE:
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PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER ADOPTION OF AN ORDINANCE AMENDING SECTION 51.4., COUNTY EMERGENCY POWERS, ARTICLE 1, IN GENERAL, CHAPTER 51, DISASTER AND EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY:
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Florida Statutes ? 252.38 delineates a county's emergency management powers and authority. Section 252.38 was amended to limit the duration of a non-weather-related emergency orders issued by counties. The revisions to Florida Statutes ? 252.38 became effective on July 1, 2021. The provisions contained in Section 51.4, County Emergency Powers, Article 1, Chapter 51, General Ordinances, Martin County Code are not consistent with the current statute.
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DEPARTMENT: County Attorney
PREPARED BY: Name: Elysse A. Elder
Title: Senior Assistant County Attorney
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PRESET:
PROCEDURES: None

BACKGROUND/RELATED STRATEGIC GOAL:

Florida Statutes ? 252.38 delineates the County's emergency management powers and authority. Pursuant to the statute, counties are authorized to issue emergency orders during declared states of emergency. On July 1, 2021, limitations on the duration of non-weather-related emergency orders became effective. Specifically, an order or ordinance issued or enacted by a political subdivision in response to an emergency that limits the rights or liberties of individuals or businesses within the political subdivision expire 7 days after issuance and may only be extended by a majority of the vote of the Board. The statute specifically provides that this does not apply to orders issued in response to weather-related emergencies. The current provisions of Section 51.4., County Emergency Powers, Article 1, Chapter 51, General Ordinances, Martin County Code are not consistent with the current law. The proposed amendment to Section 51.4 revises the County's existing emergency powers for consistency with Florida Statutes ? 252.38(4).

ISSUES:

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