Florida Senate - 2016                                    SB 1288
       By Senator Richter
       23-00742A-16                                          20161288__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to emergency management; amending s.
    3         252.34, F.S.; defining the term “activate” for
    4         purposes of part I of ch. 252, F.S.; amending ss.
    5         163.360, 474.2125, and 627.659, F.S.; conforming
    6         cross-references; providing an effective date.
    8  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   10         Section 1. Present subsections (1) through (9) of section
   11  252.34, Florida Statutes, are renumbered as subsections (2)
   12  through (10), respectively, and a new subsection (1) is added to
   13  that section, to read:
   14         252.34 Definitions.—As used in this part, the term:
   15         (1) “Activate” means the execution and implementation of
   16  the necessary plans and activities required to mitigate, respond
   17  to, or recover from a potential or actual state of emergency or
   18  disaster declared pursuant to this chapter and the state
   19  comprehensive emergency management plan which specifies levels
   20  of activation.
   21         Section 2. Subsection (10) of section 163.360, Florida
   22  Statutes, is amended to read:
   23         163.360 Community redevelopment plans.—
   24         (10) Notwithstanding any other provisions of this part,
   25  when the governing body certifies that an area is in need of
   26  redevelopment or rehabilitation as a result of an emergency
   27  under s. 252.34(4) s. 252.34(3), with respect to which the
   28  Governor has certified the need for emergency assistance under
   29  federal law, that area may be certified as a “blighted area,”
   30  and the governing body may approve a community redevelopment
   31  plan and community redevelopment with respect to such area
   32  without regard to the provisions of this section requiring a
   33  general plan for the county or municipality and a public hearing
   34  on the community redevelopment.
   35         Section 3. Subsection (1) of section 474.2125, Florida
   36  Statutes, is amended to read:
   37         474.2125 Temporary license.—
   38         (1) The board shall adopt rules providing for the issuance
   39  of a temporary license to a licensed veterinarian of another
   40  state for the purpose of enabling her or him to provide
   41  veterinary medical services in this state for the animals of a
   42  specific owner or, as may be needed in an emergency as defined
   43  in s. 252.34(4) s. 252.34(3), for the animals of multiple
   44  owners, provided the applicant would qualify for licensure by
   45  endorsement under s. 474.217. No temporary license shall be
   46  valid for more than 30 days after its issuance, and no license
   47  shall cover more than the treatment of the animals of one owner
   48  except in an emergency as defined in s. 252.34(4) s. 252.34(3).
   49  After the expiration of 30 days, a new license is required.
   50         Section 4. Subsection (4) of section 627.659, Florida
   51  Statutes, is amended to read:
   52         627.659 Blanket health insurance; eligible groups.—Blanket
   53  health insurance is that form of health insurance which covers
   54  special groups of individuals as enumerated in one of the
   55  following subsections:
   56         (4) Under a policy or contract issued in the name of a
   57  volunteer fire department, first aid group, local emergency
   58  management agency as defined in s. 252.34(6) s. 252.34(5), or
   59  other group of first responders as defined in s. 112.1815, which
   60  is deemed the policyholder, covering all or any grouping of the
   61  members or employees of the policyholder or covering all or any
   62  participants in an activity or operation sponsored or supervised
   63  by the policyholder.
   64         Section 5. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.