State of Emergency

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Dry Times: How to Deal with the Impact of California’s Drought on Critical Commercial Agreements

On January 17, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown declared a “State of Emergency” in California due to the severity of drought conditions across the State. Since then, the California drought continues to be severe and...more

Governor Signs Bill Aiming To Count Time Missed Due To A State Of Emergency In Determining Eligibility For Certain Leave Benefits

In the November 2013 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, we reported on a bill (S2996) seeking to expand eligibility for state leave and disability benefits for employees who have been laid off or furloughed due to a declared...more

California Environmental Law and Policy Update - February 13, 2014

Environmental and Policy Focus - Sens. Feinstein, Boxer propose emergency drought legislation: SFGate - Feb 13: Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer proposed emergency drought legislation Tuesday ahead of President...more

California Drought State of Emergency Calls On State & Local Agencies to Take Immediate Action

Last month, Governor Jerry Brown declared a drought state of emergency in response to record-low water levels in California’s rivers and reservoirs as well as an abnormally low snowpack. This put into motion policy and...more

California Governor Declares Drought State of Emergency: Declaration Calls on Water Districts and Cities to Implement Water...

Governor Jerry Brown last week issued a drought state of emergency declaration in response to record-low water levels in California’s rivers and reservoirs as well as an abnormally low snowpack. The declaration, issued...more

New Jersey Bill Aims To Count Time Missed Due To A State Of Emergency In Determining Eligibility For Certain Leave Benefits

On September 30, 2013, a bill (S2996) was introduced seeking to expand eligibility for state leave and disability benefits for employees who have been laid off or furloughed due to a declared state of emergency. First, the...more

New Bill Gives California Hospital and Corporate Boards Emergency Powers in Events of Disaster

California hospitals and corporations will soon be able to adopt bylaws that make it possible for the governing board to make business decisions in the absence of a quorum during an emergency. Effective Jan. 1, 2014, and...more

Lives and Businesses Interrupted by Rocky Mountain Floods

Over the past several days, severe flooding has inundated several states in the Rocky Mountain Region. Following the nearly fifteen inches of rain dumped on parts of Colorado, the resulting floods continue to wreak havoc in a...more

San Francisco's State of Emergency and Microgrids

California Governor Edmund Brown, Jr., recently declared a state of emergency for the City and ?County of San Francisco. The City and County of San Francisco and the San Francisco Public ?Utilities Commission had previously...more

How Do Emergency Declarations Affect Driver Regulations?

As people across the United States watch a hurricane, severe snow storm or tornado unfold on their televisions, they may not think about the relief efforts involved in the aftermath of such natural disasters. The President...more

Deadlines Approach To File For Tropical Storm Extensions: Governor Scott Issues Extension of Emergency Declaration in Certain...

Akerman's Practice Update of October 19, 2012, contains information regarding extensions available for certain development permits and approvals pursuant to Section 494 of Chapter 2011-142, Laws of Florida. Section 494...more

Deadlines Approach to File for Tropical Storm Extensions to Development-Related Approvals

In recognition of the difficult economic conditions of the past few years, the 2011 Florida Legislature provided several new opportunities for substantially extending development approvals. The deadline for exercising most of...more

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