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.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.