Arkansas Governor Mike Beebe has issued a state of emergency due to the winter weather. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel says because of that, the state's Price Gouging law is in effect.
WHEREAS: Severe winter weather that began on December 5, 2013, caused great damage to private property and public facilities in various jurisdictions in Arkansas; and
WHEREAS: Adverse circumstances have been brought to bear upon the citizens and public properties within these jurisdictions; and
WHEREAS: These political subdivisions require supplemental assistance from the state to recover from these losses;
NOW, THEREFORE, I, MIKE BEEBE, Governor of the State of Arkansas, acting under the authority vested in me by Ark. Code Ann. §§ 12-75-101, et seq., do hereby declare the State of Arkansas a disaster area.
FURTHERMORE, I hereby invoke emergency executive powers vested in me by Ark. Code Ann. §§ 12-75-101, et seq., as amended, and suspend the provisions of regulating statutes prescribing procedures for conduct of the State Office of Purchasing, the Arkansas Building Authority, the State Office of Personnel Management, and all other State departments and agencies to render maximum assistance to the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management relative to any potential impediment to the rapid and orderly provision of assistance to political subdivisions.
IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Arkansas to be affixed this 5th day of December, in the year of our Lord 2013.
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