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Florida Senate - 2008 CS for CS for CS for SB 560

By the Committees on Environmental Preservation and Conservation; Regulated Industries; Community Affairs; and Senator Constantine

592-06639-08 2008560c3

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A bill to be entitled

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An act relating to energy efficiency and conservation;

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amending s. 163.04, F.S.; revising provisions authorizing

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the use of solar collectors and other energy devices;

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amending s. 163.3177, F.S.; revising requirements for the

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future land use element of a local comprehensive plan to

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include energy-efficient land use patterns and greenhouse

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gas reduction strategies; requiring that the traffic-

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circulation element of a local comprehensive plan

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incorporate transportation strategies to reduce greenhouse

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gas emissions; requiring that the land use map or map

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series contained in the future land use element of a local

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comprehensive plan identify and depict energy

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conservation; requiring that the home element of a local

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comprehensive plan include energy efficiency in the design

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and construction of new housing and use of renewable

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energy resources; requiring that certain counties adopt a

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plan for ensuring affordable housing; requiring each unit

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of local government within an urbanized area to amend the

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transportation element of a local comprehensive plan to

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incorporate transportation strategies addressing reduction

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in greenhouse gas emissions; amending s. 489.105, F.S.;

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expanding the scope of the definition of "roofing

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contractor" to include contractors performing required

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roof-deck attachments and any repair or replacement of

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wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair

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or replacement; amending s. 553.36, F.S.; redefining the

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term "manufactured building" for purposes of the Florida

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Manufactured Building Act to include modular and factory-

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built buildings; amending s. 553.37, F.S.; requiring the

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Department of Community Affairs to adopt rules related to

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the inspection, construction, and modification of

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manufactured buildings; requiring the department to

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develop an insignia to be affixed to newly constructed

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manufactured buildings; authorizing the department to

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charge a fee for the insignia; providing requirements for

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the insignia; requiring the department to develop minimum

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criteria for a manufacturer's data plate; amending s.

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553.381, F.S.; conforming provisions; amending s. 553.415,

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F.S.; requiring the department to require that an insignia

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be affixed to all newly constructed factory-built school

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buildings; providing requirements for the manufacturer's

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data plate; amending s. 553.71, F.S.; providing a

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definition; amending s. 553.73, F.S.; expanding required

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codes to be included in Florida Building Code updates;

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expanding the list of reasons the commission may amend the

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Florida Building Code; amending s. 553.74, F.S.; revising

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requirements for selecting members of the Florida Building

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Commission; revising membership of the commission;

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deleting obsolete provisions; amending s. 553.75, F.S.;

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authorizing the Florida Building Commission to use

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communications media technology in conducting its meetings

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or meetings held in conjunction with commission meetings;

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providing for public comment at meetings of the

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commission; amending s. 553.77, F.S.; authorizing the

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commission to implement recommendations relating to energy

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efficiency in residential and commercial buildings;

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amending s. 553.775, F.S.; authorizing the commission to

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render declaratory statements; amending s. 553.80, F.S.;

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providing that the enforcement of construction regulations

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relating to facilities for mental health treatment are

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under the jurisdiction of the Department of Children and

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Family Services; amending s. 553.844, F.S.; revising

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provisions requiring the adoption of certain mitigation

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techniques by the Florida Building Commission within the

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Florida Building Code for certain structures; amending s.

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553.885, F.S.; requiring the installation of carbon

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monoxide detectors in certain new hospitals and nursing

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homes; creating s. 553.886, F.S.; requiring that the

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Florida Building Code facilitate and promote the use of

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certain renewable energy technologies in buildings;

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amending s. 553.901, F.S.; requiring the commission to

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adopt by rule a definition of the term "cost-effective";

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creating s. 553.9061, F.S.; establishing a schedule of

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required increases in the energy performance of buildings

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subject to the Florida Building Code; providing a process

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for implementing goals to increase energy-efficiency

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performance in new buildings; providing a schedule for the

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implementation of such goals; identifying energy-

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efficiency performance options and elements available to

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meet energy-efficiency performance requirements; providing

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a schedule for the review and adoption of renewable

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energy-efficiency goals by the commission; requiring the

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commission to conduct a study to evaluate the energy-

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efficiency rating of new buildings and appliances;

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requiring the commission to submit a report to the

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President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

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Representatives on or before a specified date; requiring

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the commission to conduct a study to evaluate

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opportunities to restructure the Florida Energy Code for

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Building Construction, including the integration of the

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Thermal Efficiency Code, the Energy Conservation Standards

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Act, and the Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating

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Act; requiring the commission to submit a report to the

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President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

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Representatives on or before a specified date; directing

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the Department of Community Affairs, in conjunction with

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the Florida Energy Affordability Council, to identify and

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review issues relating to the Low-Income Home Energy

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Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance

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Program; requiring the submission of a report to the

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President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

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Representatives on or before a specified date; providing

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for the expiration of certain study requirements;

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repealing s. 553.731 F.S., relating to wind-borne debris

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protection requirements; amending s. 718.113, F.S.;

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authorizing the board of a condominium or a

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multicondominium to install solar collectors,

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clotheslines, or other energy-efficient devices on

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association property; requiring the Florida Building

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Commission to include certain information in its report to

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the Legislature; providing an effective date.

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

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     Section 1.  Subsection (2) of section 163.04, Florida

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Statutes, is amended to read:

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     163.04  Energy devices based on renewable resources.--

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     (2) A deed restriction, covenant, declaration, or similar

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binding agreement may not No deed restrictions, covenants, or

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similar binding agreements running with the land shall prohibit

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or have the effect of prohibiting solar collectors, clotheslines,

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or other energy devices based on renewable resources from being

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installed on buildings erected on the lots or parcels covered by

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the deed restriction, covenant, declaration, or binding agreement

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restrictions, covenants, or binding agreements. A property owner

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may not be denied permission to install solar collectors or other

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energy devices based on renewable resources by any entity granted

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the power or right in any deed restriction, covenant,

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declaration, or similar binding agreement to approve, forbid,

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control, or direct alteration of property with respect to

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residential dwellings and within the boundaries of a condominium

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unit not exceeding three stories in height. For purposes of this

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subsection, Such entity may determine the specific location where

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solar collectors may be installed on the roof within an

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orientation to the south or within 45° east or west of due south

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if provided that such determination does not impair the effective

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operation of the solar collectors.

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     Section 2.  Paragraphs (a), (b), (d), (f), and (j) of

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subsection (6) of section 163.3177, Florida Statutes, are amended

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to read:

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     163.3177  Required and optional elements of comprehensive

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plan; studies and surveys.--

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     (6)  In addition to the requirements of subsections (1)-(5)

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and (12), the comprehensive plan shall include the following

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elements:

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     (a)  A future land use plan element designating proposed

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future general distribution, location, and extent of the uses of

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land for residential uses, commercial uses, industry,

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agriculture, recreation, conservation, education, public

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buildings and grounds, other public facilities, and other

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categories of the public and private uses of land. Counties are

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encouraged to designate rural land stewardship areas, pursuant to

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the provisions of paragraph (11)(d), as overlays on the future

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land use map. Each future land use category must be defined in

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terms of uses included, and must include standards to be followed

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in the control and distribution of population densities and

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building and structure intensities. The proposed distribution,

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location, and extent of the various categories of land use shall

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be shown on a land use map or map series which shall be

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supplemented by goals, policies, and measurable objectives. The

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future land use plan shall be based upon surveys, studies, and

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data regarding the area, including the amount of land required to

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accommodate anticipated growth; the projected population of the

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area; the character of undeveloped land; the availability of

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water supplies, public facilities, and services; the need for

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redevelopment, including the renewal of blighted areas and the

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elimination of nonconforming uses which are inconsistent with the

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character of the community; the compatibility of uses on lands

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adjacent to or closely proximate to military installations; the

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discouragement of urban sprawl; energy-efficient land use

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patterns accounting for existing and future electric power

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generation and transmission systems; greenhouse gas reduction

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strategies; and, in rural communities, the need for job creation,

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capital investment, and economic development that will strengthen

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and diversify the community's economy. The future land use plan

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may designate areas for future planned development use involving

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combinations of types of uses for which special regulations may

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be necessary to ensure development in accord with the principles

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and standards of the comprehensive plan and this act. The future

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land use plan element shall include criteria to be used to

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achieve the compatibility of adjacent or closely proximate lands

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with military installations. In addition, for rural communities,

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the amount of land designated for future planned industrial use

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shall be based upon surveys and studies that reflect the need for

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job creation, capital investment, and the necessity to strengthen

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and diversify the local economies, and shall not be limited

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solely by the projected population of the rural community. The

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future land use plan of a county may also designate areas for

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possible future municipal incorporation. The land use maps or map

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series shall generally identify and depict historic district

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boundaries and shall designate historically significant

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properties meriting protection. For coastal counties, the future

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land use element must include, without limitation, regulatory

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incentives and criteria that encourage the preservation of

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recreational and commercial working waterfronts as defined in s.

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342.07. The future land use element must clearly identify the

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land use categories in which public schools are an allowable use.

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When delineating the land use categories in which public schools

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are an allowable use, a local government shall include in the

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categories sufficient land proximate to residential development

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to meet the projected needs for schools in coordination with

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public school boards and may establish differing criteria for

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schools of different type or size. Each local government shall

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include lands contiguous to existing school sites, to the maximum

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extent possible, within the land use categories in which public

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schools are an allowable use. The failure by a local government

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to comply with these school siting requirements will result in

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the prohibition of the local government's ability to amend the

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local comprehensive plan, except for plan amendments described in

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s. 163.3187(1)(b), until the school siting requirements are met.

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Amendments proposed by a local government for purposes of

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identifying the land use categories in which public schools are

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an allowable use are exempt from the limitation on the frequency

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of plan amendments contained in s. 163.3187. The future land use

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element shall include criteria that encourage the location of

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schools proximate to urban residential areas to the extent

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possible and shall require that the local government seek to

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collocate public facilities, such as parks, libraries, and

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community centers, with schools to the extent possible and to

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encourage the use of elementary schools as focal points for

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neighborhoods. For schools serving predominantly rural counties,

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defined as a county with a population of 100,000 or fewer, an

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agricultural land use category shall be eligible for the location

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of public school facilities if the local comprehensive plan

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contains school siting criteria and the location is consistent

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with such criteria. Local governments required to update or amend

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their comprehensive plan to include criteria and address

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compatibility of adjacent or closely proximate lands with

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existing military installations in their future land use plan

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element shall transmit the update or amendment to the department

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by June 30, 2006.

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     (b)  A traffic circulation element consisting of the types,

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locations, and extent of existing and proposed major

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thoroughfares and transportation routes, including bicycle and

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pedestrian ways. Transportation corridors, as defined in s.

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334.03, may be designated in the traffic circulation element

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pursuant to s. 337.273. If the transportation corridors are

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designated, the local government may adopt a transportation

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corridor management ordinance. The traffic circulation element

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shall incorporate transportation strategies to address reduction

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in greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

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     (d)  A conservation element for the conservation, use, and

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protection of natural resources in the area, including air,

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water, water recharge areas, wetlands, waterwells, estuarine

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marshes, soils, beaches, shores, flood plains, rivers, bays,

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lakes, harbors, forests, fisheries and wildlife, marine habitat,

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minerals, and other natural and environmental resources,

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including factors that affect energy conservation. Local

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governments shall assess their current, as well as projected,

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water needs and sources for at least a 10-year period,

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considering the appropriate regional water supply plan approved

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pursuant to s. 373.0361, or, in the absence of an approved

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regional water supply plan, the district water management plan

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approved pursuant to s. 373.036(2). This information shall be

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submitted to the appropriate agencies. The land use map or map

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series contained in the future land use element shall generally

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identify and depict the following:

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     1.  Existing and planned waterwells and cones of influence

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where applicable.

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     2.  Beaches and shores, including estuarine systems.

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     3.  Rivers, bays, lakes, flood plains, and harbors.

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     4.  Wetlands.

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     5.  Minerals and soils.

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     6. Energy conservation.

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The land uses identified on such maps shall be consistent with

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applicable state law and rules.

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     (f)1.  A housing element consisting of standards, plans, and

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principles to be followed in:

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     a.  The provision of housing for all current and anticipated

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future residents of the jurisdiction.

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     b.  The elimination of substandard dwelling conditions.

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     c.  The structural and aesthetic improvement of existing

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housing.

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     d.  The provision of adequate sites for future housing,

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including affordable workforce housing as defined in s.

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380.0651(3)(j), housing for low-income, very low-income, and

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moderate-income families, mobile homes, and group home facilities

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and foster care facilities, with supporting infrastructure and

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public facilities.

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     e.  Provision for relocation housing and identification of

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historically significant and other housing for purposes of

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conservation, rehabilitation, or replacement.

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     f.  The formulation of housing implementation programs.

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     g.  The creation or preservation of affordable housing to

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minimize the need for additional local services and avoid the

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concentration of affordable housing units only in specific areas

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of the jurisdiction.

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     h. Energy efficiency in the design and construction of new

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housing. By July 1, 2008, each county in which the gap between

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the buying power of a family of four and the median county home

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sale price exceeds $170,000, as determined by the Florida Housing

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Finance Corporation, and which is not designated as an area of

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critical state concern shall adopt a plan for ensuring affordable

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workforce housing. At a minimum, the plan shall identify adequate

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sites for such housing. For purposes of this sub-subparagraph,

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the term "workforce housing" means housing that is affordable to

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natural persons or families whose total household income does not

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exceed 140 percent of the area median income, adjusted for

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household size.

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     i. Use of renewable energy resources. Failure by a local

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government to comply with the requirement in sub-subparagraph h.

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will result in the local government being ineligible to receive

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any state housing assistance grants until the requirement of sub-

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subparagraph h. is met.

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The goals, objectives, and policies of the housing element must

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be based on the data and analysis prepared on housing needs,

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including the affordable housing needs assessment. State and

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federal housing plans prepared on behalf of the local government

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must be consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of

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the housing element. Local governments are encouraged to utilize

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job training, job creation, and economic solutions to address a

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portion of their affordable housing concerns.

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     j. By July 1, 2008, each county in which the gap between

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the buying power of a family of four and the median county home

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sale price exceeds $170,000, as determined by the Florida Housing

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Finance Corporation, and which is not designated as an area of

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critical state concern shall adopt a plan for ensuring affordable

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workforce housing. At a minimum, the plan shall identify adequate

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sites for such housing. For purposes of this sub-subparagraph,

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the term "workforce housing" means housing that is affordable to

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natural persons or families whose total household income does not

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exceed 140 percent of the area median income, adjusted for

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household size.

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     k. Failure by a local government to comply with the

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requirement in sub-subparagraph j. will result in the local

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government being ineligible to receive any state housing

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assistance grants until the requirement of sub-subparagraph j. is

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met.

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The goals, objectives, and policies of the housing element must

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be based on the data and analysis prepared on housing needs,

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including the affordable housing needs assessment. State and

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federal housing plans prepared on behalf of the local government

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must be consistent with the goals, objectives, and policies of

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the housing element. Local governments are encouraged to use job

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training, job creation, and economic solutions to address a

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portion of their affordable housing concerns.

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     2.  To assist local governments in housing data collection

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and analysis and assure uniform and consistent information

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regarding the state's housing needs, the state land planning

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agency shall conduct an affordable housing needs assessment for

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all local jurisdictions on a schedule that coordinates the

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implementation of the needs assessment with the evaluation and

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appraisal reports required by s. 163.3191. Each local government

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shall utilize the data and analysis from the needs assessment as

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one basis for the housing element of its local comprehensive

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plan. The agency shall allow a local government the option to

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perform its own needs assessment, if it uses the methodology

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established by the agency by rule.

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     (j)  For each unit of local government within an urbanized

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area designated for purposes of s. 339.175, a transportation

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element, which shall be prepared and adopted in lieu of the

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requirements of paragraph (b) and paragraphs (7)(a), (b), (c),

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and (d) and which shall address the following issues:

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     1.  Traffic circulation, including major thoroughfares and

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other routes, including bicycle and pedestrian ways.

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     2.  All alternative modes of travel, such as public

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transportation, pedestrian, and bicycle travel.

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     3.  Parking facilities.

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     4.  Aviation, rail, seaport facilities, access to those

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facilities, and intermodal terminals.

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     5.  The availability of facilities and services to serve

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existing land uses and the compatibility between future land use

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and transportation elements.

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     6.  The capability to evacuate the coastal population prior

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to an impending natural disaster.

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     7.  Airports, projected airport and aviation development,

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and land use compatibility around airports.

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     8.  An identification of land use densities, building

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intensities, and transportation management programs to promote

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public transportation systems in designated public transportation

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corridors so as to encourage population densities sufficient to

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support such systems.

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     9.  May include transportation corridors, as defined in s.

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334.03, intended for future transportation facilities designated

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pursuant to s. 337.273. If transportation corridors are

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designated, the local government may adopt a transportation

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corridor management ordinance.

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     10. The incorporation of transportation strategies to

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address reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the

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transportation sector.

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     Section 3.  Paragraph (e) of subsection (3) of section

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489.105, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

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     489.105  Definitions.--As used in this part:

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     (3)  "Contractor" means the person who is qualified for, and

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shall only be responsible for, the project contracted for and

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means, except as exempted in this part, the person who, for

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compensation, undertakes to, submits a bid to, or does himself or

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herself or by others construct, repair, alter, remodel, add to,

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demolish, subtract from, or improve any building or structure,

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including related improvements to real estate, for others or for

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resale to others; and whose job scope is substantially similar to

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the job scope described in one of the subsequent paragraphs of

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this subsection. For the purposes of regulation under this part,

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"demolish" applies only to demolition of steel tanks over 50 feet

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in height; towers over 50 feet in height; other structures over

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50 feet in height, other than buildings or residences over three

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stories tall; and buildings or residences over three stories

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tall. Contractors are subdivided into two divisions, Division I,

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consisting of those contractors defined in paragraphs (a)-(c),

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and Division II, consisting of those contractors defined in

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paragraphs (d)-(q):

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     (e)  "Roofing contractor" means a contractor whose services

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are unlimited in the roofing trade and who has the experience,

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knowledge, and skill to install, maintain, repair, alter, extend,

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or design, when not prohibited by law, and use materials and

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items used in the installation, maintenance, extension, and

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alteration of all kinds of roofing, waterproofing, and coating,

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except when coating is not represented to protect, repair,

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waterproof, stop leaks, or extend the life of the roof. The scope

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of work of a roofing contractor also includes required roof-deck

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attachments and any repair or replacement of wood roof sheathing

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or fascia as needed during roof repair or replacement.

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     Section 4.  Subsection (13) of section 553.36, Florida

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Statutes, is amended to read:

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     553.36  Definitions.--The definitions contained in this

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section govern the construction of this part unless the context

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otherwise requires.

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     (13) "Manufactured building" means a modular or factory-

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built building that is a closed structure, building assembly, or

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system of subassemblies, which may include structural,

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electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, or other service

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systems manufactured in manufacturing facilities for installation

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or erection as a finished building or as part of a finished

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building, which shall include, but not be limited to,

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residential, commercial, institutional, storage, and industrial

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structures. The term includes buildings not intended for human

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habitation such as lawn storage buildings and storage sheds

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manufactured and assembled offsite by a manufacturer certified in

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conformance with this part. This part does not apply to mobile

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homes.

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     Section 5.  Section 553.37, Florida Statutes, is amended to

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read:

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     553.37  Rules; inspections; and insignia.--

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     (1)  The Florida Building Commission shall adopt within the

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Florida Building Code requirements for construction or

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modification of manufactured buildings and building modules, to

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address:

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     (a)  Submittal to and approval by the department of

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manufacturers' drawings and specifications, including any

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amendments.

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     (b)  Submittal to and approval by the department of

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manufacturers' internal quality control procedures and manuals,

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including any amendments.

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     (c) Minimum inspection criteria. Procedures and

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qualifications for approval of third-party plan review and

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inspection entities and of those who perform inspections and plan

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reviews.

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     (2) The department shall adopt rules to address:

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     (a) Procedures and qualifications for approval of third-

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party plan review and inspection agencies and of those who

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perform inspections and plan reviews.

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     (b)(d) Investigation of consumer complaints of

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noncompliance of manufactured buildings with the Florida Building

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Code and the Florida Fire Prevention Code.

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     (c)(e) Issuance, cancellation, and revocation of any

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insignia issued by the department and procedures for auditing and

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accounting for disposition of them.

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     (d)(f) Monitoring the manufacturers', inspection agencies'

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entities', and plan review agencies' entities' compliance with

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this part and the Florida Building Code. Monitoring may include,

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but is not limited to, performing audits of plans, inspections of

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manufacturing facilities and observation of the manufacturing and

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inspection process, and onsite inspections of buildings.

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     (e)(g) The performance by the department of any other

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functions required by this part.

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     (3)(2) After the effective date of the Florida Building

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Code, no manufactured building, except as provided in subsection

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(12) (11), may be installed in this state unless it is approved

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and bears the insignia of approval of the department and a

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manufacturer's data plate. Approvals issued by the department

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under the provisions of the prior part shall be deemed to comply

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with the requirements of this part.

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     (4)(3) All manufactured buildings issued and bearing

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insignia of approval pursuant to subsection (2) shall be deemed

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to comply with the Florida Building Code and are exempt from

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local amendments enacted by any local government.

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     (5)(4) No manufactured building bearing department insignia

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of approval pursuant to subsection (2) shall be in any way

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modified prior to installation, except in conformance with the

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Florida Building Code.

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     (6)(5) Manufactured buildings which have been issued and

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bear the insignia of approval pursuant to this part upon

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manufacture or first sale shall not require an additional

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approval or insignia by a local government in which they are

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subsequently sold or installed. Buildings or structures that meet

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the definition of "open construction" are subject to permitting

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by the local jurisdiction and are not required to bear insignia.

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     (7)(6) If the department Florida Building Commission

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determines that the standards for construction and inspection of

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manufactured buildings prescribed by statute or rule of another

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state are at least equal to the Florida Building Code and that

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such standards are actually enforced by such other state, it may

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provide by rule that the manufactured building which has been

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inspected and approved by such other state shall be deemed to

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have been approved by the department and shall authorize the

500

affixing of the appropriate insignia of approval.

501

     (8)(7) The department Florida Building Commission, by rule,

502

shall establish a schedule of fees to pay the cost of incurred by

503

the department for the work related to administration and

504

enforcement of this part.

505

     (9)(8) The department may delegate its enforcement

506

authority to a state department having building construction

507

responsibilities or a local government. The department may

508

delegate its plan review and inspection authority to one or more

509

of the following in any combination:

510

     (a) A state department having building construction

511

responsibilities;,

512

     (b) A local government;,

513

     (c) An approved inspection agency;,

514

     (d) An approved plan review agency;, or

515

     (e) An agency of another state.

516

     (9) If the commission delegates its inspection authority to

517

third-party approved inspection agencies, manufacturers must have

518

one, and only one, inspection agency responsible for inspection

519

of a manufactured building, module, or component at all times.

520

     (10) The department shall develop an insignia to be affixed

521

to all newly constructed buildings by the manufacturer or the

522

inspection agency prior to the building leaving the plant. The

523

department may charge a fee for issuing such insignias. Such

524

insignias shall bear the department's name, the state seal, an

525

identification number unique to that insignia, and such other

526

information as the department may require by rule. If the

527

commission delegates its inspection authority to third-party

528

approved plan review agencies, manufacturers must have one, and

529

only one, plan review agency responsible for review of plans of a

530

manufactured building, module, or component at all times.

531

     (11) The department shall by rule develop minimum criteria

532

for manufacturer's data that must be affixed to all newly

533

constructed buildings by the manufacturer prior to the building

534

leaving the plant. Custom or one-of-a-kind prototype manufactured

535

buildings shall not be required to have state approval but must

536

comply with all local requirements of the governmental agency

537

having jurisdiction at the installation site.

538

     Section 6.  Subsections (1) and (3) of section 553.381,

539

Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

540

     553.381  Manufacturer certification.--

541

     (1)  Before manufacturing buildings to be located within

542

this state or selling manufactured buildings within this state,

543

whichever occurs later, a manufacturer must be certified by the

544

department. The department shall certify a manufacturer upon

545

receipt from the manufacturer and approval and verification by

546

the department of the following:

547

     (a)  The manufacturer's internal quality control procedures

548

and manuals, including any amendments;

549

     (b)  Evidence that the manufacturer has product liability

550

insurance for the safety and welfare of the public in amounts

551

determined by rule of the department commission; and

552

     (c) The fee established by the department commission under

553

s. 553.37(8) s. 553.37(7).

554

     (3)  Certification of manufacturers under this section shall

555

be for a period of 3 years, subject to renewal by the

556

manufacturer. Upon application for renewal, the manufacturer must

557

submit the information described in subsection (1) or a sworn

558

statement that there has been no change in the status or content

559

of that information since the manufacturer's last submittal. Fees

560

for renewal of manufacturers' certification shall be established

561

by the department commission by rule.

562

     Section 7.  Subsections (11) and (12) of section 553.415,

563

Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

564

     553.415  Factory-built school buildings.--

565

     (11) The department shall require that an insignia bearing

566

the department's name and state seal and a manufacturer's data

567

plate develop a unique identification label to be affixed to all

568

newly constructed factory-built school buildings and existing

569

factory-built school buildings which have been brought into

570

compliance with the standards for existing "satisfactory"

571

buildings pursuant to chapter 5 of the Uniform Code for Public

572

Educational Facilities, and after March 1, 2002, the Florida

573

Building Code. The department may charge a fee for issuing such

574

insignias labels. The manufacturer's data plate Such labels,

575

bearing the department's name and state seal, shall, at a

576

minimum, contain:

577

     (a)  The name of the manufacturer.

578

     (b)  The standard plan approval number or alteration number.

579

     (c)  The date of manufacture or alteration.

580

     (d)  The serial or other identification number.

581

     (e)  The following designed-for loads: lbs. per square foot

582

live load; lbs. per square foot floor live load; lbs. per square

583

foot horizontal wind load; and lbs. per square foot wind uplift

584

load.

585

     (f)  The designed-for flood zone usage.

586

     (g)  The designed-for wind zone usage.

587

     (h)  The designed-for enhanced hurricane protection zone

588

usage: yes or no.

589

     (12) Such insignia and data plate identification label

590

shall be permanently affixed by the manufacturer in the case of

591

newly constructed factory-built school buildings, or by the

592

department or its designee in the case of an existing factory-

593

built building altered to comply with provisions of s. 1013.20.

594

     Section 8.  Subsection (11) is added to section 553.71,

595

Florida Statutes, to read:

596

     553.71  Definitions.--As used in this part, the term:

597

     (11) "Temporary" includes, but is not limited to, buildings

598

identified by, but not designated as permanent structures on, an

599

approved development order.

600

     Section 9.  Paragraph (a) of subsection (6) and subsection

601

(7) of section 553.73, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

602

     553.73  Florida Building Code.--

603

     (6)(a)  The commission, by rule adopted pursuant to ss.

604

120.536(1) and 120.54, shall update the Florida Building Code

605

every 3 years. When updating the Florida Building Code, the

606

commission shall select the most current version of the

607

International Building Code, the International Fuel Gas Code, the

608

International Mechanical Code, the International Plumbing Code,

609

and the International Residential Code, all of which are adopted

610

by the International Code Council, and the National Electrical

611

Code, which is adopted by the National Fire Protection

612

Association, to form the foundation codes of the updated Florida

613

Building Code, if the version has been adopted by the applicable

614

model code entity and made available to the public at least 6

615

months prior to its selection by the commission. The commission

616

may select the most current version of the International Energy

617

Conservation Code as a foundation code if the code is modified by

618

the commission to maintain the compliance methods and policies,

619

without diminishing the building component efficiencies, of the

620

Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction adopted

621

and amended pursuant to this part.

622

     (7)  Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (3) or

623

subsection (6), the commission may address issues identified in

624

this subsection by amending the code pursuant only to the rule

625

adoption procedures contained in chapter 120. Provisions of the

626

Florida Building Code, including those contained in referenced

627

standards and criteria, relating to wind resistance or the

628

prevention of water intrusion may not be amended pursuant to this

629

subsection to diminish those construction requirements; however,

630

the commission may, subject to conditions in this subsection,

631

amend the provisions to enhance those construction requirements.

632

Following the approval of any amendments to the Florida Building

633

Code by the commission and publication of the amendments on the

634

commission's website, authorities having jurisdiction to enforce

635

the Florida Building Code may enforce the amendments. The

636

commission may approve amendments that are needed to address:

637

     (a)  Conflicts within the updated code;

638

     (b)  Conflicts between the updated code and the Florida Fire

639

Prevention Code adopted pursuant to chapter 633;

640

     (c)  The omission of previously adopted Florida-specific

641

amendments to the updated code if such omission is not supported

642

by a specific recommendation of a technical advisory committee or

643

particular action by the commission;

644

     (d)  Unintended results from the integration of previously

645

adopted Florida-specific amendments with the model code; or

646

     (e) Changes to federal or state law; or.

647

     (f) Adoption of an updated edition of the National

648

Electrical Code if the commission finds that delay of

649

implementing the updated edition causes undue hardship to

650

stakeholders or otherwise threatens the public health, safety,

651

and welfare.

652

     Section 10.  Subsections (1) and (2) of section 553.74,

653

Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

654

     553.74  Florida Building Commission.--

655

     (1)  The Florida Building Commission is created and shall be

656

located within the Department of Community Affairs for

657

administrative purposes. Members shall be appointed by the

658

Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate. The commission

659

shall be composed of 23 members, consisting of the following:

660

     (a)  One architect registered to practice in this state and

661

actively engaged in the profession. The American Institute of

662

Architects, Florida Section, is encouraged to recommend a list of

663

candidates for consideration.

664

     (b)  One structural engineer registered to practice in this

665

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

666

Engineering Society is encouraged to recommend a list of

667

candidates for consideration.

668

     (c)  One air-conditioning or mechanical contractor certified

669

to do business in this state and actively engaged in the

670

profession. The Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association,

671

the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors

672

Association, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of

673

Florida are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for

674

consideration.

675

     (d)  One electrical contractor certified to do business in

676

this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

677

Electrical Contractors Association and the National Electrical

678

Contractors Association, Florida Chapter, are encouraged to

679

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

680

     (e)  One member from fire protection engineering or

681

technology who is actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

682

Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the

683

Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association are encouraged

684

to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

685

     (f)  One general contractor certified to do business in this

686

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Associated

687

Builders and Contractors of Florida, the Florida Associated

688

General Contractors Council, and the Union Contractors

689

Association are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for

690

consideration.

691

     (g)  One plumbing contractor licensed to do business in this

692

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

693

Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors is

694

encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

695

     (h)  One roofing or sheet metal contractor certified to do

696

business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

697

The Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal, and Air Conditioning

698

Contractors Association and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning

699

Contractors National Association are encouraged to recommend a

700

list of candidates for consideration.

701

     (i)  One residential contractor licensed to do business in

702

this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

703

Home Builders Association is encouraged to recommend a list of

704

candidates for consideration.

705

     (j)  Three members who are municipal or district codes

706

enforcement officials, one of whom is also a fire official. The

707

Building Officials Association of Florida and the Florida Fire

708

Marshals and Inspectors Association are encouraged to recommend a

709

list of candidates for consideration.

710

     (k)  One member who represents the Department of Financial

711

Services.

712

     (l)  One member who is a county codes enforcement official.

713

The Building Officials Association of Florida is encouraged to

714

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

715

     (m)  One member of a Florida-based organization of persons

716

with disabilities or a nationally chartered organization of

717

persons with disabilities with chapters in this state.

718

     (n)  One member of the manufactured buildings industry who

719

is licensed to do business in this state and is actively engaged

720

in the industry. The Florida Manufactured Housing Association is

721

encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

722

     (o)  One mechanical or electrical engineer registered to

723

practice in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

724

The Florida Engineering Society is encouraged to recommend a list

725

of candidates for consideration.

726

     (p)  One member who is a representative of a municipality or

727

a charter county. The Florida League of Cities and the Florida

728

Association of Counties are encouraged to recommend a list of

729

candidates for consideration.

730

     (q)  One member of the building products manufacturing

731

industry who is authorized to do business in this state and is

732

actively engaged in the industry. The Florida Building Material

733

Association, the Florida Concrete and Products Association, and

734

the Fenestration Manufacturers Association are encouraged to

735

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

736

     (r)  One member who is a representative of the building

737

owners and managers industry who is actively engaged in

738

commercial building ownership or management. The Building Owners

739

and Managers Association is encouraged to recommend a list of

740

candidates for consideration.

741

     (s)  One member who is a representative of the insurance

742

industry. The Florida Insurance Council is encouraged to

743

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

744

     (t)  One member who is a representative of public education.

745

     (u) One member who is a swimming pool contractor licensed

746

to do business in this state and actively engaged in the

747

profession. The Florida Swimming Pool Association and the United

748

Pool and Spa Association are encouraged to recommend a list of

749

candidates for consideration shall be the chair.

750

     (v) One member who is a representative of the green

751

building industry and who is a third-party commission agent, a

752

Florida board member of the United States Green Building Council

753

or Green Building Initiative, or a LEED-accredited professional.

754

     (w) One member who shall be the chair.

755

756

Any person serving on the commission under paragraph (c) or

757

paragraph (h) on October 1, 2003, and who has served less than

758

two full terms is eligible for reappointment to the commission

759

regardless of whether he or she meets the new qualification.

760

     (2) All appointments shall be for terms of 4 years, except

761

that of the chair who shall serve at the pleasure of the

762

Governor. Each person who is a member of the Board of Building

763

Codes and Standards on the effective date of this act shall serve

764

the remainder of their term as a member of the Florida Building

765

Commission. Except for the chair, newly created positions on the

766

Florida Building Commission shall be appointed after February 1,

767

1999. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the

768

unexpired term. Any member who shall, during his or her term,

769

cease to meet the qualifications for original appointment,

770

through ceasing to be a practicing member of the profession

771

indicated or otherwise, shall thereby forfeit membership on the

772

commission.

773

     Section 11.  Section 553.75, Florida Statutes, is amended to

774

read:

775

553.75  Organization of commission; rules and regulations;

776

meetings; staff; fiscal affairs; public comment.--

777

     (1)  The commission shall meet on call of the secretary. The

778

commission shall annually elect from its appointive members such

779

officers as it may choose.

780

     (2)  The commission shall meet at the call of its chair, at

781

the request of a majority of its membership, at the request of

782

the department, or at such times as may be prescribed by its

783

rules. The members shall be notified in writing of the time and

784

place of a regular or special meeting at least 7 days in advance

785

of the meeting. A majority of members of the commission shall

786

constitute a quorum.

787

     (3)  The department shall be responsible for the provision

788

of administrative and staff support services relating to the

789

functions of the commission. With respect to matters within the

790

jurisdiction of the commission, the department shall be

791

responsible for the implementation and faithful discharge of all

792

decisions of the commission made pursuant to its authority under

793

the provisions of this part. The department is specifically

794

authorized to use communications media technology in conducting

795

meetings of the commission or any meetings held in conjunction

796

with meetings of the commission.

797

     (4) Meetings of the commission shall be conducted so as to

798

encourage participation by interested persons in attendance. At a

799

minimum, the commission shall provide one opportunity for

800

interested members of the public in attendance at a meeting to

801

comment on each proposed action of the commission before a final

802

vote is taken on any motion.

803

     Section 12.  Present subsection (5) of section 553.77,

804

Florida Statutes, is renumbered as subsection (6), and a new

805

subsection (5) is added to that section, to read:

806

     553.77  Specific powers of the commission.--

807

     (5) The commission may implement its recommendations

808

delivered pursuant to subsection (2) of section 48 of chapter

809

2007-73, Laws of Florida, by amending the Florida Energy

810

Efficiency Code for Building Construction as provided in s.

812

     Section 13.  Subsection (5) of section 553.775, Florida

813

Statutes, is amended to read:

814

     553.775  Interpretations.--

815

     (5) The commission may render declaratory statements in

816

accordance with s. 120.565 relating to the provisions of the

817

Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction not

818

attributable to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility

819

Guidelines. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section,

820

the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction and

821

chapter 11 of the Florida Building Code may not be interpreted

822

by, and are not subject to review under, any of the procedures

823

specified in this section. This subsection has no effect upon the

824

commission's authority to waive the Florida Accessibility Code

825

for Building Construction as provided by s. 553.512.

826

     Section 14.  Paragraph (a) of subsection (1) of section

827

553.80, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

828

     553.80  Enforcement.--

829

     (1)  Except as provided in paragraphs (a)-(f), each local

830

government and each legally constituted enforcement district with

831

statutory authority shall regulate building construction and,

832

where authorized in the state agency's enabling legislation, each

833

state agency shall enforce the Florida Building Code required by

834

this part on all public or private buildings, structures, and

835

facilities, unless such responsibility has been delegated to

836

another unit of government pursuant to s. 553.79(9).

837

     (a)  Construction regulations relating to correctional

838

facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of

839

Corrections or and the Department of Juvenile Justice and secure

840

mental health treatment facilities under the jurisdiction of the

841

Department of Children and Family Services shall are to be

842

enforced exclusively by those departments.

843

844

The governing bodies of local governments may provide a schedule

845

of fees, as authorized by s. 125.56(2) or s. 166.222 and this

846

section, for the enforcement of the provisions of this part. Such

847

fees shall be used solely for carrying out the local government's

848

responsibilities in enforcing the Florida Building Code. The

849

authority of state enforcing agencies to set fees for enforcement

850

shall be derived from authority existing on July 1, 1998.

851

However, nothing contained in this subsection shall operate to

852

limit such agencies from adjusting their fee schedule in

853

conformance with existing authority.

854

     Section 15.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section

855

553.844, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

856

     553.844  Windstorm loss mitigation; requirements for roofs

857

and opening protection.--

858

     (2)  The Florida Building Commission shall:

859

     (b)  Develop and adopt within the Florida Building Code a

860

means to incorporate recognized mitigation techniques for site-

861

built, single-family residential structures constructed before

862

prior to the implementation of the Florida Building Code,

863

including, but not limited to:

864

     1.  Prescriptive techniques for the installation of gable-

865

end bracing;

866

     2.  Secondary water barriers for roofs and standards

867

relating to secondary water barriers. The criteria may include,

868

but need not be limited to, roof shape, slope, and composition of

869

all elements of the roof system. The criteria may not be limited

870

to one method or material for a secondary water barrier;

871

     3.  Prescriptive techniques for improvement of roof-to-wall

872

connections. The Legislature recognizes that the cost of

873

retrofitting existing buildings to meet the code requirements for

874

new construction in this regard may exceed the practical benefit

875

to be attained. The Legislature intends for the commission to

876

provide for the integration of alternate, lower-cost means that

877

may be employed to retrofit existing buildings that are not

878

otherwise required to comply with the requirements of the Florida

879

Building Code for new construction so that the cost of such

880

improvements does not exceed approximately 15 percent of the cost

881

of reroofing. For houses that have both hip and gable roof ends,

882

the priority shall be to retrofit the gable end roof-to-wall

883

connections unless the width of the hip is more than 1.5 times

884

greater than the width of the gable end. Priority shall be given

885

to connecting the corners of roofs to walls below the locations

886

at which the spans of the roofing members are greatest;

887

     4.  Strengthening or correcting roof-decking attachments and

888

fasteners during reroofing; and

889

     5.  Adding or strengthening opening protections.

890

     Section 16.  Subsection (1) of section 553.885, Florida

891

Statutes, is amended to read:

892

     553.885  Carbon monoxide alarm required.--

893

     (1)  Every building for which a building permit is issued

894

for new construction on or after July 1, 2008, and having a

895

fossil-fuel-burning heater or appliance, a fireplace, or an

896

attached garage shall have an approved operational carbon

897

monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of each room used for

898

sleeping purposes. In lieu of this requirement, for a new

899

hospital or nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for

900

Health Care Administration, an operational carbon monoxide

901

detector shall be installed inside or directly outside of each

902

room or area within the building where a fossil-fuel-burning

903

heater, engine, or appliance is located. This detector shall be

904

connected to the fire alarm system of the facility as a

905

supervisory signal.

906

     Section 17.  Section 553.886, Florida Statutes, is created

907

to read:

908

     553.886 Energy-efficiency technologies.--The provisions of

909

the Florida Building Code must facilitate and promote the use of

910

cost-effective energy conservation, energy-demand management, and

911

renewable energy technologies in buildings.

912

     Section 18.  Section 553.901, Florida Statutes, is amended

913

to read:

914

     553.901  Purpose of thermal efficiency code.--The Department

915

of Community Affairs shall prepare a thermal efficiency code to

916

provide for a statewide uniform standard for energy efficiency in

917

the thermal design and operation of all buildings statewide,

918

consistent with energy conservation goals, and to best provide

919

for public safety, health, and general welfare. The Florida

920

Building Commission shall adopt the Florida Energy Efficiency

921

Code for Building Construction within the Florida Building Code,

922

and shall modify, revise, update, and maintain the code to

923

implement the provisions of this thermal efficiency code and

924

amendments thereto, in accordance with the procedures of chapter

925

120. The department shall, at least triennially, determine the

926

most cost-effective energy-saving equipment and techniques

927

available and report its determinations to the commission, which

928

shall update the code to incorporate such equipment and

929

techniques. The proposed changes shall be made available for

930

public review and comment no later than 6 months prior to code

931

implementation. Before adoption of any additional amendments to

932

the Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction, the

933

commission shall adopt by rule a definition of the term "cost-

934

effective," for the purposes of this part, which shall include

935

the criteria and measures to be used by the commission to

936

evaluate proposed amendments shall be construed to mean cost-

937

effective to the consumer.

938

     Section 19.  Section 553.9061, Florida Statutes, is created

939

to read:

940

     553.9061 Scheduled increases in thermal efficiency

941

standards.--

942

     (1) This section establishes a schedule of required

943

increases in the energy-efficiency performance of buildings that

944

are subject to the requirements for energy efficiency as

945

contained in the current edition of the Florida Building Code.

946

The Florida Building Commission shall implement the following

947

energy-efficiency goals using the triennial code-adoption process

948

established for updates to the Florida Building Code in s.

949

553.73:

950

     (a) Include requirements in the 2010 edition of the Florida

951

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

952

new buildings by at least 20 percent as compared to the

953

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

954

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

955

Florida Building Code, as amended on May 22, 2007;

956

     (b) Include requirements in the 2013 edition of the Florida

957

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

958

new buildings by at least 30 percent as compared to the

959

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

960

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

961

Florida Building Code, as amended on May 22, 2007;

962

     (c) Include requirements in the 2016 edition of the Florida

963

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

964

new buildings by at least 40 percent as compared to the

965

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

966

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

967

Florida Building Code, as amended on May 22, 2007; and

968

     (d) Include requirements in the 2019 edition of the Florida

969

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

970

new buildings by at least 50 percent as compared to the

971

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

972

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

973

Florida Building Code, as amended on May 22, 2007.

974

     (2) The commission shall identify in any code-support and

975

compliance documentation the specific building options and

976

elements available to meet the energy-efficiency performance

977

requirements under subsection (1). Energy-efficiency performance

978

options and elements include, but are not limited to:

979

     (a) Solar water heating;

980

     (b) Energy-efficient appliances;

981

     (c) Energy-efficient windows, doors, and skylights;

982

     (d) Low solar-absorption roofs, also known as "cool roofs";

983

     (e) Enhanced ceiling and wall insulation;

984

     (f) Reduced-leak duct systems;

985

     (g) Programmable thermostats; and

986

     (h) Energy-efficient lighting systems.

987

     (3) The Florida Energy Commission shall review the energy-

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efficiency goals established in subsection (1) at least once

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every 3 years, and such review must be completed before the

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triennial code-adoption process established in s. 553.73.

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     Section 20. (1) The Florida Building Commission shall

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conduct a study to evaluate the energy-efficiency rating of new

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buildings and appliances. The study must include a review of the

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current energy-efficiency ratings and consumer labeling

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requirements specified in chapter 553, Florida Statutes. The

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commission shall submit a written report of its study to the

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President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

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Representatives on or before February 1, 2009. The report must

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contain the commission's recommendations regarding the

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strengthening and integration of energy-efficiency ratings and

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labeling requirements.

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     (2) The provisions of this section expire July 1, 2009.

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     Section 21. (1) The Florida Building Commission shall

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conduct a study to evaluate opportunities to restructure the

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Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction to

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achieve long-range improvements to building energy performance.

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During such study, the commission shall address the integration

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of the Thermal Efficiency Code established in part V of chapter

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553, Florida Statutes, the Energy Conservation Standards Act

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established in part VI of chapter 553, Florida Statutes, and the

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Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating Act established in part

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VIII of chapter 553, Florida Statutes.

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     (2) The commission shall submit a report containing

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specific recommendations on the integration of the code and acts

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identified in subsection (1) to the President of the Senate and

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the Speaker of the House of Representatives on or before February

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1, 2009.

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     (3) The provisions of this section expire July 1, 2009.

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     Section 22. (1) The Department of Community Affairs, in

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conjunction with the Florida Energy Affordability Coalition,

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shall identify and review issues relating to the Low-Income Home

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Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance

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Program, and identify recommendations that:

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     (a) Support customer health, safety, and well-being;

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     (b) Maximize available financial and energy-conservation

1026

assistance;

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     (c) Improve the quality of service to customers seeking

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assistance; and

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     (d) Educate customers to make informed decisions regarding

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energy use and conservation.

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     (2) On or before January 1, 2009, the department shall

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report its findings and any recommended statutory changes

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required to implement such findings to the President of the

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Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

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     (3) The provisions of this section expire July 1, 2009.

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     Section 23. Section 553.731, Florida Statutes, is repealed.

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     Section 24.  Subsection (6) is added to section 718.113,

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Florida Statutes, to read:

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     718.113  Maintenance; limitation upon improvement; display

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of flag; hurricane shutters.--

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     (6) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section or the

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governing documents of a condominium or a multicondominium

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association, the board of administration may, without any

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requirement for approval of the unit owners, install upon or

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within the common elements or association property solar

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collectors, clotheslines, or other energy-efficient devices based

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on renewable resources for the benefit of the unit owners.

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     Section 25. The Florida Building Commission shall submit

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the text of the rule required by section 18 of this act to the

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Legislature in its report to the 2009-2010 Legislature, and shall

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provide an effective date for the rule by July 1, 2009.

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     Section 26.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.

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