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