Sen. Lauren Book, D-Plantation, filed a bill Friday in response to deaths at a nursing home after Hurricane Irma knocked out air conditioning.
SB 284 would require nursing homes and assisted living facilities to have working generators.
“There is no excuse for failing to protect those most vulnerable among us,” Book said.
She also cosigned a letter to Gov. Rick Scott requesting the Florida Department of Law Enforcement open a formal investigation, her office said.