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Bill No. CS/HB 697
Amendment No. 043183
Senate House

1Representative Galvano offered the following:
3     Amendment to Senate Amendment (427394) (with title
5     Remove line 969 and insert:
6     Section 27.  Effective January 1, 2009, section 515.295,
7Florida Statutes, is created to read:
8     515.295  Residential swimming pool and spa drain-cover
10     (1)  For purposes of this section, the term:
11     (a)  "ASME/ANSI" as applied to a safety standard means a
12standard that is accredited by the American National Standards
13Institute and published by the American Society of Mechanical
15     (b)  "Main drain" means a submerged suction outlet
16typically located at the bottom of a swimming pool or spa to
17conduct water to a recirculating pump.
18     (c)  "Safety vacuum release system" means a vacuum release
19system capable of providing vacuum release at a suction outlet
20caused by a high vacuum occurrence due to a suction outlet flow
22     (d)  "Unblockable drain" means a drain of any size and
23shape which a human body cannot sufficiently block to create a
24suction-entrapment hazard.
25     (2)  All residential swimming pools and spas constructed on
26or after January 1, 2009, must have more than one drain, one or
27more unblockable drains, or no main drain.
28     (3)  All residential swimming pools and spas constructed on
29or after January 1, 2009, having a main drain, other than an
30unblockable drain, must be equipped with a drain cover that
31meets the consumer product safety standard established by s.
321404 of Title XIV of the Federal Energy Independence and
33Security Act of 2007.
34     (4)  All residential swimming pools and spas constructed on
35or after January 1, 2009, must be equipped with one or more of
36the following devices and systems designed to prevent entrapment
37by the pool or spa drain:
38     (a)  A safety vacuum release system that ceases operation
39of the pump, reverses the circulation flow, or otherwise
40provides a vacuum release at a suction outlet when a blockage is
41detected. Such system must have been tested by an independent
42third party and found to conform to ASME/ANSI standard
43A112.19.17 or ASTM standard F2387.
44     (b)  A suction-limiting vent system that has a tamper-
45resistant atmospheric opening.
46     (c)  A gravity drainage system that uses a collector tank.
47     (d)  An automatic pump shut-off system.
48     (e)  A device or system that disables the drain.
49     (f)  Any other system determined by the department to be
50equally effective as, or better than, the systems described in
51this subsection at preventing or eliminating the risk of injury
52or death associated with swimming pool and spa drainage systems.
53     (5)  Any device or system described in subsection (4) must
54meet the requirements of any ASME/ANSI or ASTM performance
55standard, if there is such a standard for such a device or
56system, or any applicable consumer product safety standard.
57     (6)  The Department of Health shall apply for and
58implement, if awarded, a federal grant for swimming pool and spa
59safety standards education and enforcement under the State
60Swimming Pool Safety Grant Program as established in 15 U.S.C.
61s. 8004. To ensure the state's eligibility for the grant award,
62the Department of Health, in coordination with the Department of
63Community Affairs and the Florida Building Commission, shall
64assess the Florida Statutes and the Florida Building Code to
65determine if additional changes are necessary to ensure
66compliance with federal standards regarding swimming pool and
67spa safety. The Department of Health shall provide the
68assessment to the Legislature by January 1, 2009.
69     Section 28.  Except as otherwise expressly provided in this
70act, this act shall take effect July 1, 2008.
T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T
74     Remove line 1098 and insert:
75report to the Legislature; creating s. 515.295, F.S.; providing
76definitions; requiring residential pools and spas built after a
77specified date to have certain features; requiring grant
78application and implementation; requiring a report to the
79Legislature by a time certain; providing effective dates.

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