8.0104 Director of Homeland Security – Functions – Authority.

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(a) There is a director of the Department of Homeland Security, appointed by the Governor, and subject to confirmation procedures in section 4.0112, A.S.C.A.

(b) The director is the head of the department and shall have direction, authority and control over it.

(c) All functions of all officers, employees, and organizational units of the department are vested in the director.

(d) The director:

(1) may delegate any of his functions to any officer, employee, or organizational unit of the department;

(2) may promulgate rules and regulations to carry out the intent of this Act pursuant to A.S.C.A. 4.1001, et seq.; and

(3) shall report directly to the Governor any immediate and present threat against the Territory of American Samoa, as well as the activities of the department and its component agencies to assure that they are in direct alignment with the priorities and goals of the American Samoa Government.

History: 2008, PL 30-35.