Florida Senate - 2018 SB 1852 By Senator Campbell 38-01377-18 20181852__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to electromagnetic pulse preparedness; 3 providing definitions; requiring the Office of Program 4 Policy Analysis and Government Accountability to 5 submit a report of its recommendations to the Governor 6 and Legislature by a specified date; providing an 7 effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Electromagnetic pulse preparedness.— 12 (1) DEFINITIONS.—As used in this section, the term: 13 (a) “Electric utility” means an electric utility as defined 14 in s. 366.02, Florida Statutes. 15 (b) “Electromagnetic pulse” means a high intensity burst of 16 electromagnetic radiation generated by the detonation of a 17 nuclear weapon at an altitude of 18 miles or higher. The term 18 also means a high intensity burst of electromagnetic energy 19 caused by solar activity. 20 (2) REPORT.—The Office of Program Policy Analysis and 21 Government Accountability shall submit a report to the Governor, 22 the President of the Senate, and the Speaker of the House of 23 Representatives by December 31, 2018, that: 24 (a) Recommends a state agency to act as the controlling 25 authority for the state on issues concerning electromagnetic 26 pulse events. 27 (b) Recommends a process to identify potential 28 vulnerabilities to the electric power grid which could result 29 from an electromagnetic pulse event. 30 (c) Recommends a process to correct any vulnerabilities 31 that are determined to exist. 32 (d) Recommends a method to ensure cost recovery for 33 electric utilities that retrofit existing systems and implement 34 measures to protect against vulnerabilities. 35 (e) Provides recommendations to ensure the availability of 36 replacement equipment that may be needed after an 37 electromagnetic pulse event. 38 (f) Recommends a process to identify other critical 39 facilities, including defense facilities, that may be vulnerable 40 to an electromagnetic pulse event. 41 (g) Recommends a process to share timely information 42 between state, regional, and local governments; electric 43 utilities; and private entities. 44 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.