Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Article 2-B

New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, enacted in 1978, shifted emphasis from Civil Defense to all-hazards preparedness activities and missions; created the Disaster Preparedness Commission; and assigned responsibility for off-site radiological emergency preparedness for commercial nuclear power plants.

New York State Legislature in 2010 enacted changes in Article 2-B of the NYS Executive Law, which created the Disaster Preparedness Commission in 1978.