HB 251: Emergency management; personnel go on private property as necessary to perform duties during a state of emergency; authorize by Ealum of the 153rd Remember the disarming of the residents of New Orleans during the last big Hurricane? This is essentially a blanket authority to any "first responder" to walk into your home, regardless of your desires and without ANY evidence of a crime in progress, any time they wish during an "state of emergency". http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20172018/HB/251 SECTION 1.8 Article 2 of Chapter 3 of Title 38 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to emergency management organization and administration, is amended by adding a new Code section to read as follows:"38-3-38. (a) As used in this Code section, the term 'emergency responder' means any person who is deployed to respond to a state of emergency or state of disaster under the direction and control of any federal, state, or local government entity authorized to deploy such person. (b) During any state of emergency or state of disaster declared by the Governor pursuant to Code Section 38-3-51, all emergency responders shall be authorized to enter upon private property to the extent necessary to conduct their duties with regard to such emergency or disaster, including but not limited to search, rescue, property protection, debris removal, restoration of services, and infrastructure repair and relocation. (c) No person shall interfere with or obstruct any emergency responder in the performance of his or her duties.