Florida Senate - 2020 CS for SB 752 By the Committee on Infrastructure and Security; and Senators Bean, Book, and Cruz 596-02648-20 2020752c1 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 the 4 Department of Education to assist the Division of 5 Emergency Management in determining strategies 6 regarding the evacuation of persons with pets; 7 requiring counties that meet specified criteria to 8 designate and operate at least one shelter that can 9 accommodate persons with pets; specifying requirements 10 for such shelters; providing an effective date. 11 12 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 13 14 Section 1. Section 252.3568, Florida Statutes, is amended 15 to read: 16 252.3568 Emergency sheltering of persons with pets.— 17 (1) In accordance with s. 252.35, the division shall 18 address strategies for the evacuation of persons with pets in 19 the shelter component of the state comprehensive emergency 20 management plan and shall include the requirement for similar 21 strategies in its standards and requirements for local 22 comprehensive emergency management plans. The Department of 23 Agriculture and Consumer Services and the Department of 24 Education shall assist the division in determining strategies 25 regarding this activity. 26 (2) If a county maintains any designated shelters, it must 27 also designate and operate at least one shelter that can 28 accommodate persons with pets. The shelter must be in compliance 29 with any applicable disaster assistance policies and procedures 30 of the Federal Emergency Management Agency and with safety 31 procedures regarding the sheltering of pets established in the 32 shelter component of the local and state comprehensive emergency 33 management plans. 34 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.