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. 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 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.