(a) “State of emergency” means a natural or manmade disaster or emergency resulting from an earthquake, hurricane, flood, riot, fire, storm, tsunami, or civil disturbance as declared by the President of the United States or the Governor of American Samoa.
(b) “Consumer food item” means any article that is used or intended for use for food, drink, confection, or condiment by a person or animal.
(c) “Repair or reconstruction services” means services performed by any person for repairs to residential or commercial property of any type that is damaged as a result of a disaster.
(d) “Emergency supplies” includes, but is not limited to, water, flashlights, radios, batteries, candles, blankets, soaps, diapers, temporary shelters, tape, toiletries, plywood, nails, and hammers.
(e) “Medical supplies” includes, but is not limited to, prescription and nonprescription medications, bandages, gauze, isopropyl alcohol, and antibacterial products.
(f) “Building materials” means lumber, construction tools, windows, and anything else used in the building or rebuilding of property.
(g) “Gasoline” means any fuel used to power a motor vehicle or power tool.
(h) “Housing” means any rental housing or dwelling units leased on a month-to-month term.
(i) “Gross disparity” means a significant difference in price currently charged prior to the declaration of state of emergency and the price being charged during the declaration period.
(j) “Unconscionable prices” means an increase in the price of commodities which is greater in amount when compared to the most recent consumer price index prepared by the American Samoa Government, Department of Commerce.
(k) “Competent authority” means the Governor of American Samoa, the President of the United States, or other individual otherwise by the law with the power to declare a state of emergency.History: 2006, PL 29-22.