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.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   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.