Homeland Security Advisory Committee
Active dates:November, 2013-
Function: The Advisory Committee shall determine strategies and priorities for homeland security activities across disciplines and ensure coordination of all available federal preparedness funding sources. Each [MN] agency, as identified by Homeland Security and Emergency Management, shall designate a member of its staff to represent it on the HSAC.
Each department, independent division, bureau, board, commission and independent institution of the State government, hereinafter referred to as "agency," shall carry out the general emergency preparedness, planning, response, recovery, hazard mitigation continuity of operations and service continuation responsibilities described in this Executive Order, the specific emergency assignments contained in the Minnesota Emergency Operations Plan, the State All-Hazard Mitigation Plan, and such other duties as may be requested by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. The head of each agency shall be accountable for the execution of the responsibilities described in this Executive Order.
Each agency that has a role in emergency management shall participate in the development of hazard mitigation strategies to reduce or eliminate the vulnerability of life and property to the effects of emergencies and disasters.
Governor Mark Dayton created the Homeland Security Advisory Committee by executive order on November 21, 2013, to better coordinate agencies' efforts in response to possible natural disaster and security emergencies in Minnesota.
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