Florida Senate - 2018 SB 1556 By Senator Rodriguez 37-01029-18 20181556__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to education facilities as emergency 3 shelters; amending s. 1013.372, F.S.; requiring that 4 education facilities that have received public 5 education capital outlay funding be made available to 6 county and state emergency management offices during a 7 state of emergency for specified purposes; providing 8 an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Subsection (4) is added to section 1013.372, 13 Florida Statutes, to read: 14 1013.372 Education facilities as emergency shelters.— 15 (4) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a school 16 district, Florida College System institution, or state 17 university that has received public education capital outlay 18 funds for a facility shall make such facility available to the 19 county and state emergency management offices as a resource 20 during a state of emergency as an emergency shelter or, if such 21 facility does not meet the public shelter design criteria in the 22 Florida Building Code, in any other capacity as may be 23 necessary. 24 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.