State of Florida, Division of Emergency Management, Amendment for EMP Preparedness.

FLORIDA DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AMENDMENT FOR EMP PREPAREDNESS
Amendment No. 070707
Approved For Filing: 4/23/2014 1:46:12 PM Page 1 of 3
CHAMBER ACTION
Senate House
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Representative Rehwinkel Vasilinda offered the following:
Amendment (with title amendment)

Between lines 353 and 354, insert:
Section 10. Electromagnetic pulse attacks and geomagnetic storm events.—

(1)(a) The Legislature finds that it is in the public interest to include defense against electromagnetic pulse attacks and geomagnetic storm events in its preparedness planning because such attacks and events lie within the full range of risks, threats, and hazards confronting the state and are areas of vital concern with regard to the state’s energy policy and emergency and disaster preparedness.

(b) The Legislature finds that it is in the public interest to educate Floridians about the threat of electromagnetic pulse attacks because such attacks could cause massive loss of electric power and disruption to telecommunications and other vital services, including health, safety, food, and transportation services, which depend on reliable electric power.

(c) The Legislature further finds that it is in the public interest to encourage municipalities and private industry to educate themselves on the consequences of electromagnetic pulse attacks and geomagnetic storms, to examine critical vulnerabilities in their infrastructures, and to prepare for massive disruptions that could be caused by electromagnetic pulse attacks and geomagnetic storms.

(2) The Office of Energy within the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, in coordination with other relevant agencies and stakeholders identified by the department, shall develop preparedness recommendations for the public regarding the type and quantity of supplies, including food, water, and medical supplies, that each person in the state
should possess in preparation for an electromagnetic pulse attack or geomagnetic storm event. The preparedness recommendations shall be posted on the Division of Emergency Management’s website. The division, in coordination with the department, shall convene an annual conference to assess and promote the state’s preparedness against electromagnetic pulse attacks and geomagnetic storm events.

Between lines 34 and 35, insert:
providing legislative findings with regard to preparedness against electromagnetic pulse attacks and geomagnetic storm events; directing the Office of Energy within the department, in coordination with other relevant agencies and stakeholders, to develop preparedness recommendations for the public; requiring that such recommendations be posted on the Division of Emergency Management’s website; directing the division, in coordination with the department, to convene an annual conference to assess and promote the state’s preparedness against electromagnetic pulse attacks and geomagnetic storm events;

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