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Florida Senate - 2008 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

Bill No. CS for CS for SB 560

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CHAMBER ACTION

Senate

Comm: RCS

4/3/2008

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House



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The Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation

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(Dockery) recommended the following amendment:

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     Senate Amendment (with title amendment)

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     Delete everything after the enacting clause

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and insert:

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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

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amended, and paragraph (l) is added to that subsection, 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

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affixing of the appropriate insignia of approval.

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

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

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the department for the work related to administration and

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enforcement of this part.

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

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authority to a state department having building construction

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responsibilities or a local government. The department may

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delegate its plan review and inspection authority to one or more

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of the following in any combination:

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     (a) A state department having building construction

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responsibilities;,

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     (b) A local government;,

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     (c) An approved inspection agency;,

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     (d) An approved plan review agency;, or

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     (e) An agency of another state.

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     (9) If the commission delegates its inspection authority to

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third-party approved inspection agencies, manufacturers must have

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one, and only one, inspection agency responsible for inspection

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

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

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to all newly constructed buildings by the manufacturer or the

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inspection agency prior to the building leaving the plant. The

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department may charge a fee for issuing such insignias. Such

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

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identification number unique to that insignia, and such other

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information as the department may require by rule. If the

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commission delegates its inspection authority to third-party

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approved plan review agencies, manufacturers must have one, and

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

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manufactured building, module, or component at all times.

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     (11) The department shall by rule develop minimum criteria

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

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constructed buildings by the manufacturer prior to the building

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

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buildings shall not be required to have state approval but must

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comply with all local requirements of the governmental agency

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having jurisdiction at the installation site.

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

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Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

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     553.381  Manufacturer certification.--

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     (1)  Before manufacturing buildings to be located within

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this state or selling manufactured buildings within this state,

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whichever occurs later, a manufacturer must be certified by the

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department. The department shall certify a manufacturer upon

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receipt from the manufacturer and approval and verification by

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the department of the following:

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     (a)  The manufacturer's internal quality control procedures

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and manuals, including any amendments;

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     (b)  Evidence that the manufacturer has product liability

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insurance for the safety and welfare of the public in amounts

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determined by rule of the department commission; and

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     (c) The fee established by the department commission under

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

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     (3)  Certification of manufacturers under this section shall

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

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manufacturer. Upon application for renewal, the manufacturer must

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

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

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

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for renewal of manufacturers' certification shall be established

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by the department commission by rule.

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

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Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

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     553.415  Factory-built school buildings.--

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     (11) The department shall require that an insignia bearing

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

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plate develop a unique identification label to be affixed to all

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newly constructed factory-built school buildings and existing

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factory-built school buildings which have been brought into

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compliance with the standards for existing "satisfactory"

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buildings pursuant to chapter 5 of the Uniform Code for Public

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

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

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

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

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minimum, contain:

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     (a)  The name of the manufacturer.

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

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     (c)  The date of manufacture or alteration.

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     (d)  The serial or other identification number.

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

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

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

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load.

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     (f)  The designed-for flood zone usage.

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     (g)  The designed-for wind zone usage.

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     (h)  The designed-for enhanced hurricane protection zone

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usage: yes or no.

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     (12) Such insignia and data plate identification label

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shall be permanently affixed by the manufacturer in the case of

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newly constructed factory-built school buildings, or by the

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

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

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

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Florida Statutes, to read:

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

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

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

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approved development order.

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

492

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

493

     553.73  Florida Building Code.--

494

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

495

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

496

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

497

commission shall select the most current version of the

498

International Building Code, the International Fuel Gas Code, the

499

International Mechanical Code, the International Plumbing Code,

500

and the International Residential Code, all of which are adopted

501

by the International Code Council, and the National Electrical

502

Code, which is adopted by the National Fire Protection

503

Association, to form the foundation codes of the updated Florida

504

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

505

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

506

months prior to its selection by the commission. The commission

507

may select the most current version of the International Energy

508

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

509

the commission to maintain the compliance methods and policies,

510

without diminishing the building component efficiencies, of the

511

Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction adopted

512

and amended pursuant to this part.

513

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

514

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

515

this subsection by amending the code pursuant only to the rule

516

adoption procedures contained in chapter 120. Provisions of the

517

Florida Building Code, including those contained in referenced

518

standards and criteria, relating to wind resistance or the

519

prevention of water intrusion may not be amended pursuant to this

520

subsection to diminish those construction requirements; however,

521

the commission may, subject to conditions in this subsection,

522

amend the provisions to enhance those construction requirements.

523

Following the approval of any amendments to the Florida Building

524

Code by the commission and publication of the amendments on the

525

commission's website, authorities having jurisdiction to enforce

526

the Florida Building Code may enforce the amendments. The

527

commission may approve amendments that are needed to address:

528

     (a)  Conflicts within the updated code;

529

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

530

Prevention Code adopted pursuant to chapter 633;

531

     (c)  The omission of previously adopted Florida-specific

532

amendments to the updated code if such omission is not supported

533

by a specific recommendation of a technical advisory committee or

534

particular action by the commission;

535

     (d)  Unintended results from the integration of previously

536

adopted Florida-specific amendments with the model code; or

537

     (e)  Changes to federal or state law.

538

     (f) Adoption of an updated edition of the National

539

Electrical Code if the commission finds that delay of

540

implementing the updated edition causes undue hardship to

541

stakeholders or otherwise threatens the public health, safety,

542

and welfare.

543

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

544

Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

545

     553.74  Florida Building Commission.--

546

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

547

located within the Department of Community Affairs for

548

administrative purposes. Members shall be appointed by the

549

Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate. The commission

550

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

551

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

552

actively engaged in the profession. The American Institute of

553

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

554

candidates for consideration.

555

     (b)  One structural engineer registered to practice in this

556

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

557

Engineering Society is encouraged to recommend a list of

558

candidates for consideration.

559

     (c)  One air-conditioning or mechanical contractor certified

560

to do business in this state and actively engaged in the

561

profession. The Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association,

562

the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors

563

Association, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of

564

Florida are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for

565

consideration.

566

     (d)  One electrical contractor certified to do business in

567

this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

568

Electrical Contractors Association and the National Electrical

569

Contractors Association, Florida Chapter, are encouraged to

570

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

571

     (e)  One member from fire protection engineering or

572

technology who is actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

573

Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the

574

Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association are encouraged

575

to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

576

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

577

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Associated

578

Builders and Contractors of Florida, the Florida Associated

579

General Contractors Council, and the Union Contractors

580

Association are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for

581

consideration.

582

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

583

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

584

Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors is

585

encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

586

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

587

business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

588

The Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal, and Air Conditioning

589

Contractors Association and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning

590

Contractors National Association are encouraged to recommend a

591

list of candidates for consideration.

592

     (i)  One residential contractor licensed to do business in

593

this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

594

Home Builders Association is encouraged to recommend a list of

595

candidates for consideration.

596

     (j)  Three members who are municipal or district codes

597

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

598

Building Officials Association of Florida and the Florida Fire

599

Marshals and Inspectors Association are encouraged to recommend a

600

list of candidates for consideration.

601

     (k)  One member who represents the Department of Financial

602

Services.

603

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

604

The Building Officials Association of Florida is encouraged to

605

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

606

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

607

with disabilities or a nationally chartered organization of

608

persons with disabilities with chapters in this state.

609

     (n)  One member of the manufactured buildings industry who

610

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

611

in the industry. The Florida Manufactured Housing Association is

612

encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

613

     (o)  One mechanical or electrical engineer registered to

614

practice in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

615

The Florida Engineering Society is encouraged to recommend a list

616

of candidates for consideration.

617

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

618

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

619

Association of Counties are encouraged to recommend a list of

620

candidates for consideration.

621

     (q)  One member of the building products manufacturing

622

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

623

actively engaged in the industry. The Florida Building Material

624

Association, the Florida Concrete and Products Association, and

625

the Fenestration Manufacturers Association are encouraged to

626

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

627

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

628

owners and managers industry who is actively engaged in

629

commercial building ownership or management. The Building Owners

630

and Managers Association is encouraged to recommend a list of

631

candidates for consideration.

632

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

633

industry. The Florida Insurance Council is encouraged to

634

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

635

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

636

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

637

to do business in this state and actively engaged in the

638

profession. The Florida Swimming Pool Association and the United

639

Pool and Spa Association are encouraged to recommend a list of

640

candidates for consideration shall be the chair.

641

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

642

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

643

Florida board member of the United States Green Building Council

644

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

645

     (w) One member who shall be the chair.

646

647

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

648

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

649

two full terms is eligible for reappointment to the commission

650

regardless of whether he or she meets the new qualification.

651

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

652

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

653

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

654

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

655

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

656

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

657

Florida Building Commission shall be appointed after February 1,

658

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

659

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

660

cease to meet the qualifications for original appointment,

661

through ceasing to be a practicing member of the profession

662

indicated or otherwise, shall thereby forfeit membership on the

663

commission.

664

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

665

read:

666

553.75  Organization of commission; rules and regulations;

667

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

668

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

669

commission shall annually elect from its appointive members such

670

officers as it may choose.

671

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

672

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

673

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

674

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

675

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

676

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

677

constitute a quorum.

678

     (3)  The department shall be responsible for the provision

679

of administrative and staff support services relating to the

680

functions of the commission. With respect to matters within the

681

jurisdiction of the commission, the department shall be

682

responsible for the implementation and faithful discharge of all

683

decisions of the commission made pursuant to its authority under

684

the provisions of this part. The department is specifically

685

authorized to use communications media technology in conducting

686

meetings of the commission or any meetings held in conjunction

687

with meetings of the commission.

688

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

689

encourage participation by interested persons in attendance. At a

690

minimum, the commission shall provide one opportunity for

691

interested members of the public in attendance at a meeting to

692

comment on each proposed action of the commission before a final

693

vote is taken on any motion.

694

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

695

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

696

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

697

     553.77  Specific powers of the commission.--

698

     (5) The commission may implement its recommendations

699

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

700

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

701

Efficiency Code for Building Construction as provided in s.

702

553.901.

703

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

704

Statutes, is amended to read:

705

     553.775  Interpretations.--

706

     (5) The commission may render declaratory statements in

707

accordance with s. 120.565 relating to the provisions of the

708

Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction not

709

attributable to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility

710

Guidelines. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section,

711

the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction and

712

chapter 11 of the Florida Building Code may not be interpreted

713

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

714

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

715

commission's authority to waive the Florida Accessibility Code

716

for Building Construction as provided by s. 553.512.

717

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

718

553.80, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

719

     553.80  Enforcement.--

720

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

721

government and each legally constituted enforcement district with

722

statutory authority shall regulate building construction and,

723

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

724

state agency shall enforce the Florida Building Code required by

725

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

726

facilities, unless such responsibility has been delegated to

727

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

728

     (a)  Construction regulations relating to correctional

729

facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of

730

Corrections and the Department of Juvenile Justice, and secure

731

mental-health-treatment facilities under the jurisdiction of the

732

Department of Children and Family Services, are to be enforced

733

exclusively by those departments.

734

735

The governing bodies of local governments may provide a schedule

736

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

737

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

738

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

739

responsibilities in enforcing the Florida Building Code. The

740

authority of state enforcing agencies to set fees for enforcement

741

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

742

However, nothing contained in this subsection shall operate to

743

limit such agencies from adjusting their fee schedule in

744

conformance with existing authority.

745

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

746

553.844, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

747

     553.844  Windstorm loss mitigation; requirements for roofs

748

and opening protection.--

749

     (2)  The Florida Building Commission shall:

750

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

751

means to incorporate recognized mitigation techniques for site-

752

built, single-family residential structures constructed before

753

prior to the implementation of the Florida Building Code,

754

including, but not limited to:

755

     1.  Prescriptive techniques for the installation of gable-

756

end bracing;

757

     2.  Secondary water barriers for roofs and standards

758

relating to secondary water barriers. The criteria may include,

759

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

760

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

761

to one method or material for a secondary water barrier;

762

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

763

connections. The Legislature recognizes that the cost of

764

retrofitting existing buildings to meet the code requirements for

765

new construction in this regard may exceed the practical benefit

766

to be attained. The Legislature intends for the commission to

767

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

768

may be employed to retrofit existing buildings that are not

769

otherwise required to comply with the requirements of the Florida

770

Building Code for new construction so that the cost of such

771

improvements does not exceed approximately 15 percent of the cost

772

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

773

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

774

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

775

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

776

to connecting the corners of roofs to walls below the locations

777

at which the spans of the roofing members are greatest;

778

     4.  Strengthening or correcting roof-decking attachments and

779

fasteners during reroofing; and

780

     5.  Adding or strengthening opening protections.

781

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

782

Statutes, is amended to read:

783

     553.885  Carbon monoxide alarm required.--

784

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

785

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

786

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

787

attached garage shall have an approved operational carbon

788

monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of each room used for

789

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

790

hospital or nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for

791

Health Care Administration, an operational carbon monoxide

792

detector shall be installed inside or directly outside of each

793

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

794

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

795

connected to the fire alarm system of the facility as a

796

supervisory signal.

797

     Section 17.  Section 553.886, Florida Statutes, is created

798

to read:

799

     553.886 Energy-efficiency technologies.--The provisions of

800

the Florida Building Code must facilitate and promote the use of

801

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

802

renewable energy technologies in buildings.

803

     Section 18.  Section 553.901, Florida Statutes, is amended

804

to read:

805

     553.901  Purpose of thermal efficiency code.--The Department

806

of Community Affairs shall prepare a thermal efficiency code to

807

provide for a statewide uniform standard for energy efficiency in

808

the thermal design and operation of all buildings statewide,

809

consistent with energy conservation goals, and to best provide

810

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

811

Building Commission shall adopt the Florida Energy Efficiency

812

Code for Building Construction within the Florida Building Code,

813

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

814

implement the provisions of this thermal efficiency code and

815

amendments thereto, in accordance with the procedures of chapter

816

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

817

most cost-effective energy-saving equipment and techniques

818

available and report its determinations to the commission, which

819

shall update the code to incorporate such equipment and

820

techniques. The proposed changes shall be made available for

821

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

822

implementation. Before adoption of any additional amendments to

823

the Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction, the

824

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

825

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

826

the criteria and measures to be used by the commission to

827

evaluate proposed amendments shall be construed to mean cost-

828

effective to the consumer.

829

     Section 19.  Section 553.9061, Florida Statutes, is created

830

to read:

831

     553.9061 Scheduled increases in thermal efficiency

832

standards.--

833

     (1) This section establishes a schedule of required

834

increases in the energy-efficiency performance of buildings that

835

are subject to the requirements for energy efficiency as

836

contained in the current edition of the Florida Building Code.

837

The Florida Building Commission shall implement the following

838

energy-efficiency goals using the triennial code-adoption process

839

established for updates to the Florida Building Code in s.

840

553.73:

841

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

842

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

843

new buildings by at least 20 percent as compared to the

844

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

845

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

846

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

847

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

848

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

849

new buildings by at least 30 percent as compared to the

850

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

851

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

852

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

853

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

854

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

855

new buildings by at least 40 percent as compared to the

856

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

857

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

858

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

859

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

860

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

861

new buildings by at least 50 percent as compared to the

862

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

863

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

864

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

865

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

866

compliance documentation the specific building options and

867

elements available to meet the energy-efficiency performance

868

requirements under subsection (1). Energy-efficiency performance

869

options and elements include, but are not limited to:

870

     (a) Solar water heating;

871

     (b) Energy-efficient appliances;

872

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

873

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

874

     (e) Enhanced ceiling and wall insulation;

875

     (f) Reduced-leak duct systems;

876

     (g) Programmable thermostats; and

877

     (h) Energy-efficient lighting systems.

878

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

879

efficiency goals established in subsection (1) at least once

880

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

881

triennial code-adoption process established in s. 553.73.

882

     Section 20. (1) The Florida Building Commission shall

883

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

884

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

885

current energy-efficiency ratings and consumer labeling

886

requirements specified in chapter 553, Florida Statutes. The

887

commission shall submit a written report of its study to the

888

President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

889

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

890

contain the commission's recommendations regarding the

891

strengthening and integration of energy-efficiency ratings and

892

labeling requirements.

893

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

894

     Section 21. (1) The Florida Building Commission shall

895

conduct a study to evaluate opportunities to restructure the

896

Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction to

897

achieve long-range improvements to building energy performance.

898

During such study, the commission shall address the integration

899

of the Thermal Efficiency Code established in part V of chapter

900

553, Florida Statutes, the Energy Conservation Standards Act

901

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

902

Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating Act established in part

903

VIII of chapter 553, Florida Statutes.

904

     (2) The commission shall submit a report containing

905

specific recommendations on the integration of the code and acts

906

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

907

the Speaker of the House of Representatives on or before February

908

1, 2009.

909

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

910

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

911

conjunction with the Florida Energy Affordability Coalition,

912

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

913

Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance

914

Program, and identify recommendations that:

915

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

916

     (b) Maximize available financial and energy-conservation

917

assistance;

918

     (c) Improve the quality of service to customers seeking

919

assistance; and

920

     (d) Educate customers to make informed decisions regarding

921

energy use and conservation.

922

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

923

report its findings and any recommended statutory changes

924

required to implement such findings to the President of the

925

Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

926

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

927

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

928

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

929

Florida Statutes, to read:

930

     718.113  Maintenance; limitation upon improvement; display

931

of flag; hurricane shutters.--

932

     (6) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section or the

933

governing documents of a condominium or a multicondominium

934

association, the board of administration may, without any

935

requirement for approval of the unit owners, install upon or

936

within the common elements or association property solar

937

collectors, clotheslines, or other energy-efficient devices based

938

on renewable resources for the benefit of the unit owners.

939

     Section 25. The Florida Building Commission shall submit

940

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

941

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

942

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

943

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

944

945

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

946

And the title is amended as follows:

947

     Delete everything before the enacting clause

948

and insert:

949

A bill to be entitled

950

An act relating to energy efficiency and conservation;

951

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

952

the use of solar collectors and other energy devices;

953

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

954

future land use element of a local comprehensive plan to

955

include energy-efficient land use patterns and greenhouse

956

gas reduction strategies; requiring that the traffic-

957

circulation element of a local comprehensive plan

958

incorporate transportation strategies to reduce greenhouse

959

gas emissions; requiring that the land use map or map

960

series contained in the future land use element of a local

961

comprehensive plan identify and depict energy

962

conservation; requiring that the home element of a local

963

comprehensive plan include energy efficiency in the design

964

and construction of new housing and use of renewable

965

energy resources; requiring each unit of local government

966

within an urbanized area to amend the transportation

967

element of a local comprehensive plan to incorporate

968

transportation strategies addressing reduction in

969

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

970

expanding the scope of the definition of "roofing

971

contractor" to include contractors performing required

972

roof-deck attachments and any repair or replacement of

973

wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair

974

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

975

term "manufactured building" for purposes of the Florida

976

Manufactured Building Act to include modular and factory-

977

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

978

Department of Community Affairs to adopt rules related to

979

the inspection, construction, and modification of

980

manufactured buildings; requiring the department to

981

develop an insignia to be affixed to newly constructed

982

manufactured buildings; authorizing the department to

983

charge a fee for the insignia; providing requirements for

984

the insignia; requiring the department to develop minimum

985

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

986

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

987

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

988

be affixed to all newly constructed factory-built school

989

buildings; providing requirements for the manufacturer's

990

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

991

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

992

codes to be included in Florida Building Code updates;

993

expanding the list of reasons the commission may amend the

994

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

995

requirements for selecting members of the Florida Building

996

Commission; revising membership of the commission;

997

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

998

authorizing the Florida Building Commission to use

999

communications media technology in conducting its meetings

1000

or meetings held in conjunction with commission meetings;

1001

providing for public comment at meetings of the

1002

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

1003

commission to implement recommendations relating to energy

1004

efficiency in residential and commercial buildings;

1005

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

1006

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

1007

providing that the enforcement of construction regulations

1008

relating to facilities for mental health treatment are

1009

under the jurisdiction of the Department of Children and

1010

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

1011

provisions requiring the adoption of certain mitigation

1012

techniques by the Florida Building Commission within the

1013

Florida Building Code for certain structures; amending s.

1014

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

1015

monoxide detectors in certain new hospitals and nursing

1016

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

1017

Florida Building Code facilitate and promote the use of

1018

certain renewable energy technologies in buildings;

1019

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

1020

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

1021

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

1022

required increases in the energy performance of buildings

1023

subject to the Florida Building Code; providing a process

1024

for implementing goals to increase energy-efficiency

1025

performance in new buildings; providing a schedule for the

1026

implementation of such goals; identifying energy-

1027

efficiency performance options and elements available to

1028

meet energy-efficiency performance requirements; providing

1029

a schedule for the review and adoption of renewable

1030

energy-efficiency goals by the commission; requiring the

1031

commission to conduct a study to evaluate the energy-

1032

efficiency rating of new buildings and appliances;

1033

requiring the commission to submit a report to the

1034

President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

1035

Representatives on or before a specified date; requiring

1036

the commission to conduct a study to evaluate

1037

opportunities to restructure the Florida Energy Code for

1038

Building Construction, including the integration of the

1039

Thermal Efficiency Code, the Energy Conservation Standards

1040

Act, and the Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating

1041

Act; requiring the commission to submit a report to the

1042

President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

1043

Representatives on or before a specified date; directing

1044

the Department of Community Affairs, in conjunction with

1045

the Florida Energy Affordability Council, to identify and

1046

review issues relating to the Low-Income Home Energy

1047

Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance

1048

Program; requiring the submission of a report to the

1049

President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

1050

Representatives on or before a specified date; providing

1051

for the expiration of certain study requirements;

1052

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

1053

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

1054

authorizing the board of a condominium or a

1055

multicondominium to install solar collectors,

1056

clotheslines, or other energy-efficient devices on

1057

association property; requiring the commission to include

1058

certain information in its report to the Legislature;

1059

providing an effective date.

4/3/2008  8:35:00 AM     592-06516A-08

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