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General Assembly

 

Proposed Bill No. 5186

 

January Session, 2007

 

LCO No. 295

   

Referred to Committee on Public Safety and Security

 

Introduced by:

 

REP. WITKOS, 17th Dist.

 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE EVACUATION OF PETS AND SERVICE ANIMALS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That chapter 517 of the general statutes be amended to require state and local civil preparedness officials to provide in their emergency plan of operations for the evacuation of pets and for service animals of disabled individuals in case of a major disaster or emergency.

Statement of Purpose:

To include pets and service animals in state and local emergency evacuation plans.