Florida Senate - 2020 SB 752 By Senator Bean 4-01107-20 2020752__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to emergency sheltering of persons 3 with pets; amending s. 252.3568, F.S.; requiring 4 counties to designate at least one shelter that can 5 accommodate persons with pets; specifying requirements 6 for such shelters; providing an effective date. 7 8 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 9 10 Section 1. Section 252.3568, Florida Statutes, is amended 11 to read: 12 252.3568 Emergency sheltering of persons with pets.— 13 (1) In accordance with s. 252.35, the division shall 14 address strategies for the evacuation of persons with pets in 15 the shelter component of the state comprehensive emergency 16 management plan and shall include the requirement for similar 17 strategies in its standards and requirements for local 18 comprehensive emergency management plans. The Department of 19 Agriculture and Consumer Services shall assist the division in 20 determining strategies regarding this activity. 21 (2) Each county must designate at least one shelter that 22 can accommodate persons with pets. The pets must be contained in 23 secure enclosures in an area of the facility separate from the 24 sheltering public. The shelter must be in compliance with safety 25 procedures regarding the sheltering of pets established in the 26 shelter component of the state comprehensive emergency 27 management plan. 28 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.