State of Emergency

Whenever the Governor declares a state of emergency in response to severe weather that has affected the commonwealth, the Post Disaster Anti-Price Gouging Act goes into effect.  The time frame, or “Time of disaster” means the shorter of (i) the period of time when a state of emergency declared by the Governor or the President of the United States as the result of a disaster, emergency, or major disaster, as those terms are used and defined in § 44-146.16, is in effect or (ii) 30 days after the occurrence of the disaster, emergency, or major disaster that resulted in the declaration of the state of emergency; however, if the state of emergency is extended or renewed within 30 days after such an occurrence, then such period shall be extended to include the 30 days following the date the state of emergency was extended or renewed.

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