Florida Senate - 2020                       CS for CS for SB 752
       By the Committees on Community Affairs; and Infrastructure and
       Security; and Senators Bean, Book, and Cruz
       578-03424-20                                           2020752c2
    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 maintain designated shelters
    8         to designate a shelter that can accommodate persons
    9         with pets; specifying requirements for such shelters;
   10         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 designated shelters, it must also
   27  designate a shelter that can accommodate persons with pets. The
   28  shelter must be in compliance with applicable FEMA Disaster
   29  Assistance Policies and Procedures and with safety procedures
   30  regarding the sheltering of pets established in the shelter
   31  component of both local and state comprehensive emergency
   32  management plans.
   33         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.