46. For the purpose of declaring a state of emergency and while the state of emergency is in effect, the municipal council may, if necessary, meet at any place, even outside the territory under its jurisdiction, and depart from the rules relating to council meetings, except those pertaining to their public nature, the question period, the quorum, voting and the calling notice. However, a meeting may be called by means of a notice of 12 hours or more transmitted using the most efficient means of communication available. In such circumstances, the members of the council may deliberate and vote by means of telephone or other communications equipment enabling all members to simultaneously take part in the meeting.
This section also applies, while the state of emergency is in effect, to the council of an authority responsible for civil protection in the territory concerned and to its members.