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Bill Detail: HB24-1033

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Title Emergency Management Plan Individuals with Animals
Status Governor Signed (04/11/2024)
Bill Subjects
  • Local Government
House Sponsors M. Snyder (D)
E. Velasco (D)
Senate Sponsors L. Cutter (D)
S. Jaquez Lewis (D)
House Committee Agriculture, Water and Natural Resources
Senate Committee Local Government and Housing
Date Introduced 01/10/2024

Wildfire Matters Review Committee. The bill strongly
encourages a locally defined or interjurisdictional emergency
management plan amended or created on or after July 1, 2024, to address
the needs of an individual with an animal during an emergency by:
  • Including provisions for the evacuation, shelter, and
transport of an individual with an animal and that animal;
  • Requiring, to the extent practicable, that at least one shelter
established during an emergency is designated to
accommodate an individual with an animal and that animal.
The bill also strongly encourages a city, county, or city and county
to make available to the public information for animal emergency
preparedness, including:
  • Information for creating an evacuation plan and emergency
checklist for individuals with animals consistent with
recommendations publicly published by the United States
department of agriculture and the federal emergency
management agency;
  • Local organizations that may provide emergency animal
assistance; and
  • Local emergency shelters, cooling centers, or warming
centers, when active, that can accommodate an individual
with an animal.

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