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Acceptance of gifts
Executive (EXC) CHAPTER 18, ARTICLE 2-B
§ 29-j. Acceptance of gifts. 1. The state office of emergency
management within the division of homeland security and emergency
services may accept any assistance, including but not limited to gifts
or grants of real or personal property, but not including money, from
any public or private source for the purpose of preparing for,
responding to, or recovering from a state disaster emergency. Such
assistance may be used to support state and local disaster operations or
distributed to disaster response organizations supporting local disaster
response operations. To the extent practicable, the office of emergency
management shall distribute such assistance in consultation with local
governments, not-for-profit organizations, and other disaster response
organizations that have experience responding to state disaster

2. The state office of emergency management shall maintain a database
of all assistance accepted during the state disaster emergency and shall
make such information available to the public on its website. The
database shall include, but is not limited to, the name of the donor,
type of assistance provided, value of the assistance, recipient of the
assistance (if available), date of the donation and date of

3. The director of the office of emergency management, in consultation
with the commissioner of the division of homeland security and emergency
services, may promulgate rules and regulations necessary to implement
this section.