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       Florida Senate - 2010                       CS for CS for SB 846
       By the Committees on Community Affairs; and Regulated
       Industries; and Senator Bennett
       578-04337-10                                           2010846c2
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to residential fire sprinkler
    3         requirements; amending s. 553.73, F.S.; prohibiting
    4         incorporation into the Florida Building Code certain
    5         mandatory residential fire sprinkler provisions of the
    6         International Residential Code; providing an
    7         exception; amending s. 633.025, F.S.; prohibiting a
    8         local government from requiring property owners to
    9         install fire sprinklers in residential properties
   10         based on the use of that property as a rental property
   11         or any change in or reclassification of the property's
   12         primary use to a rental property; providing an
   13         effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Subsection (14) is added to section 553.73,
   18  Florida Statutes, to read:
   19         553.73 Florida Building Code.—
   20         (14) The provisions of section R313 of the most current
   21  version of the International Residential Code relating to
   22  mandated fire sprinklers may not be incorporated into the
   23  Florida Building Code as adopted by the Florida Building
   24  Commission and may not be adopted as a local amendment to the
   25  Florida Building Code. This subsection does not apply to a local
   26  government that has a lawfully adopted ordinance relating to
   27  fire sprinklers which has been in effect since January 1, 2010.
   28         Section 2. Subsection (11) is added to section 633.025,
   29  Florida Statutes, to read:
   30         633.025 Minimum firesafety standards.—
   31         (11) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (9), a
   32  local government may not require a property owner to install
   33  fire sprinklers in any residential property based on the use of
   34  such property as a rental property or any change in or
   35  reclassification of the property's primary use to a rental
   36  property.
   37         Section 3. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.

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