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Florida Senate - 2008 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

Bill No. CS for SB 560

808482

CHAMBER ACTION

Senate

Comm: RCS

3/18/2008

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House



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The Committee on Regulated Industries (King) recommended the

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following amendment:

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     Senate Amendment (with directory and title amendments)

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     Delete line(s) 266-348

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and insert:

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profession. The Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association,

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the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors

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Association, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of

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Florida are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for

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consideration.

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     (d)  One electrical contractor certified to do business in

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this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

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Electrical Contractors Association and the National Electrical

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Contractors Association, Florida Chapter, are encouraged to

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recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

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     (e)  One member from fire protection engineering or

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technology who is actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

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Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the

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Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association are encouraged

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to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

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

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state and actively engaged in the profession. The Associated

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Builders and Contractors of Florida, the Florida Associated

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General Contractors Council, and the Union Contractors

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Association are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for

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consideration.

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

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state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

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Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors is

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encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

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

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business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

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The Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors

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Association and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contractors

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National Association are encouraged to recommend a list of

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candidates for consideration.

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     (i)  One residential contractor licensed to do business in

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this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

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Home Builders Association is encouraged to recommend a list of

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candidates for consideration.

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     (j)  Three members who are municipal or district codes

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

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Building Officials Association of Florida and the Florida Fire

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Marshals and Inspectors Association are encouraged to recommend a

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list of candidates for consideration.

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     (k)  One member who represents the Department of Financial

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Services.

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

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The Building Officials Association of Florida is encouraged to

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recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

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

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with disabilities or a nationally chartered organization of

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persons with disabilities with chapters in this state.

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     (n)  One member of the manufactured buildings industry who

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

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in the industry. The Florida Manufactured Housing Association is

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encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

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     (o)  One mechanical or electrical engineer registered to

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practice in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

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The Florida Engineering Society is encouraged to recommend a list

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of candidates for consideration.

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

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a charter county. The Florida League of Cities and Florida

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Association of Counties are encouraged to recommend a list of

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candidates for consideration.

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     (q)  One member of the building products manufacturing

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

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actively engaged in the industry. The Florida Building Material

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Association, Florida Concrete and Products Association, and

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Fenestration Manufacturers Association are encouraged to

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recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

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

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owners and managers industry who is actively engaged in

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commercial building ownership or management. The Building Owners

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and Managers Association is encouraged to recommend a list of

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candidates for consideration.

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

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industry. The Florida Insurance Council is encouraged to

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recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

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

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

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to do business in this state and actively engaged in the

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profession. The Florida Swimming Pool Association and the United

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Pool and Spa Association are encouraged to recommend a list of

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candidates for consideration who shall be the chair.

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The Governor shall designate one of the 23 members to serve as

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the chair of the commission who shall serve as the chair at the

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pleasure of the Governor. Any person serving on the commission

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under paragraph (c) or paragraph (h) on October 1, 2003, and who

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has served less than two full terms is eligible for reappointment

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to the commission regardless of whether he or she meets the new

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qualification.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Florida Building Commission shall be appointed after February 1,

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

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

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cease to meet the qualifications for original appointment,

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through ceasing to be a practicing member of the profession

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indicated or otherwise, shall thereby forfeit membership on the

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commission.

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     Section 5.  Section 553.75, Florida Statutes, is amended to

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read:

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553.75  Organization of commission; rules and regulations;

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

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

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commission shall annually elect from its appointive members such

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officers as it may choose.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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constitute a quorum.

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     (3)  The department shall be responsible for the provision

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of administrative and staff support services relating to the

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functions of the commission. With respect to matters within the

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jurisdiction of the commission, the department shall be

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responsible for the implementation and faithful discharge of all

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decisions of the commission made pursuant to its authority under

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the provisions of this part. The department is specifically

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authorized to use communications media technology in conducting

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meetings of the commission or any meetings held in conjunction

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with meetings of the commission.

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

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encourage participation by interested persons in attendance. At a

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minimum, the commission shall provide one opportunity for

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interested members of the public in attendance at a meeting to

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comment on each proposed action of the commission before a final

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vote is taken on any motion.

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====== D I R E C T O R Y  C L A U S E  A M E N D M E N T =====

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And the directory clause is amended as follows:

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     Delete line(s) 248 and 249

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and insert:

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     Section 4.  Subsections (1) and (2) of section 553.74,

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Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

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================ T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================

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And the title is amended as follows:

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     On line(s) 22, after the first semicolon,

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insert:

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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;

3/17/2008  2:44:00 PM     580-05109-08

CODING: Words stricken are deletions; words underlined are additions.

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