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  EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

Legislative Assembly Areas

Legislative Assembly Areas

  Legislative Assembly Areas are designated for when the State House needs to be evacuated. Those areas must be used in all situations when the building is evacuated. Personnel must report to their designated assembly area when they leave the building and must not loiter near the exits, in the parking areas or driveways. Being part of the headcount and not being in the way of emergency personnel are critical.

 Regardless of the exit from which persons leave the State House, it is important that they report to their Designated Legislative Assembly Area, so they may be accounted for.

 Building Control Center is responsible for providing access to the Legislative Assembly Areas upon notification of the need to evacuate the State House for an extended period.

Designated Legislative Assembly Areas:

Senate

Senators and all Senate Staff shall report to the atrium of the State Library. The Senate Sergeant at Arms is responsible for the Senate Assembly Area during an emergency and shall conduct a head count of all Senate personnel as soon as possible.

House

House Members and all House Staff shall report to the Cafeteria in the basement of the Cross Office Building. The Clerk of the House is responsible for the House Assembly Area during an emergency and shall conduct a head count of all House personnel as soon as possible.

Non-partisan staff and committee clerks

All Non-partisan Staff and Committee Clerks shall report to the Lobby Area on the 2nd Floor of the Cross Office Building. The Director of OFPR is responsible for the Non-partisan Assembly Area during an emergency and shall conduct a head count of all Non-partisan and Committee Clerk personnel as soon as possible.

Members of the Public

In the event of an extended State House evacuation, Members of the Public will be directed to leave the area of the State House in the safest manner possible. Should there be extenuating circumstances that would prevent Members of the Public from leaving the area safely; Capitol Security will take the necessary actions to provide safe shelter for these people until they can be safely evacuated.

Alternative Legislative Assembly Area

If the designated Legislative Assembly Area is adversely affected by the incident, the Alternative Legislative Assembly Area will be the Department of Transportation building located at Capitol and Child streets across from Capitol Park.

   

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