Colorado Revised Statutes Title 24. Government State § 24-33.5-709. Local disaster emergencies

(1) A local disaster may be declared only by the principal executive officer of a political subdivision.  It shall not be continued or renewed for a period in excess of seven days except by or with the consent of the governing board of the political subdivision.  Any order or proclamation declaring, continuing, or terminating a local disaster emergency shall be given prompt and general publicity and shall be filed promptly with the county clerk and recorder, city clerk, or other authorized record-keeping agency and with the office of emergency management.

(2) The effect of a declaration of a local disaster emergency is to activate the response and recovery aspects of any and all applicable local and interjurisdictional disaster emergency plans and to authorize the furnishing of aid and assistance under such plans.

(3) No interjurisdictional emergency management agency or official thereof may declare a local disaster emergency unless expressly authorized by the agreement pursuant to which the agency functions.  An interjurisdictional emergency management agency shall provide aid and services in accordance with the agreement pursuant to which it functions.

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