Florida Senate - 2008 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT

Bill No. CS for CS for CS for SB 560

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CHAMBER ACTION

Senate

Comm: RCS

4/15/2008

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House



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The Committee on Transportation and Economic Development

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Appropriations (Diaz de la Portilla) recommended the following

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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 amended

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to read:

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     163.3177  Required and optional elements of comprehensive

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plan; studies and surveys.--

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

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

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elements:

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     (a)  A future land use plan element designating proposed

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

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land for residential uses, commercial uses, industry,

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agriculture, recreation, conservation, education, public

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buildings and grounds, other public facilities, and other

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

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encouraged to designate rural land stewardship areas, pursuant to

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

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

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

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in the control and distribution of population densities and

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building and structure intensities. The proposed distribution,

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

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

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supplemented by goals, policies, and measurable objectives. The

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

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

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accommodate anticipated growth; the projected population of the

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area; the character of undeveloped land; the availability of

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

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redevelopment, including the renewal of blighted areas and the

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elimination of nonconforming uses which are inconsistent with the

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character of the community; the compatibility of uses on lands

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adjacent to or closely proximate to military installations; the

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discouragement of urban sprawl; energy-efficient land use

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patterns accounting for existing and future electric power

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generation and transmission systems; greenhouse gas reduction

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

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capital investment, and economic development that will strengthen

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

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may designate areas for future planned development use involving

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combinations of types of uses for which special regulations may

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be necessary to ensure development in accord with the principles

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

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land use plan element shall include criteria to be used to

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achieve the compatibility of adjacent or closely proximate lands

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with military installations. In addition, for rural communities,

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the amount of land designated for future planned industrial use

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

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job creation, capital investment, and the necessity to strengthen

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and diversify the local economies, and shall not be limited

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solely by the projected population of the rural community. The

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

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possible future municipal incorporation. The land use maps or map

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series shall generally identify and depict historic district

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boundaries and shall designate historically significant

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properties meriting protection. For coastal counties, the future

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land use element must include, without limitation, regulatory

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incentives and criteria that encourage the preservation of

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recreational and commercial working waterfronts as defined in s.

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342.07. The future land use element must clearly identify the

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

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When delineating the land use categories in which public schools

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

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categories sufficient land proximate to residential development

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to meet the projected needs for schools in coordination with

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public school boards and may establish differing criteria for

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schools of different type or size. Each local government shall

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include lands contiguous to existing school sites, to the maximum

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extent possible, within the land use categories in which public

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

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to comply with these school siting requirements will result in

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

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local comprehensive plan, except for plan amendments described in

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

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Amendments proposed by a local government for purposes of

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identifying the land use categories in which public schools are

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an allowable use are exempt from the limitation on the frequency

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

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element shall include criteria that encourage the location of

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schools proximate to urban residential areas to the extent

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possible and shall require that the local government seek to

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collocate public facilities, such as parks, libraries, and

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community centers, with schools to the extent possible and to

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encourage the use of elementary schools as focal points for

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neighborhoods. For schools serving predominantly rural counties,

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

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agricultural land use category shall be eligible for the location

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of public school facilities if the local comprehensive plan

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contains school siting criteria and the location is consistent

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with such criteria. Local governments required to update or amend

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their comprehensive plan to include criteria and address

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compatibility of adjacent or closely proximate lands with

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existing military installations in their future land use plan

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element shall transmit the update or amendment to the department

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by June 30, 2006.

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

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locations, and extent of existing and proposed major

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thoroughfares and transportation routes, including bicycle and

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pedestrian ways. Transportation corridors, as defined in s.

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334.03, may be designated in the traffic circulation element

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pursuant to s. 337.273. If the transportation corridors are

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designated, the local government may adopt a transportation

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corridor management ordinance. The traffic circulation element

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shall incorporate transportation strategies to address reduction

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in greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector.

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

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protection of natural resources in the area, including air,

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water, water recharge areas, wetlands, waterwells, estuarine

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

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

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minerals, and other natural and environmental resources,

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including factors that affect energy conservation. Local

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governments shall assess their current, as well as projected,

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

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considering the appropriate regional water supply plan approved

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

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regional water supply plan, the district water management plan

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

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

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series contained in the future land use element shall generally

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identify and depict the following:

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     1.  Existing and planned waterwells and cones of influence

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where applicable.

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     2.  Beaches and shores, including estuarine systems.

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

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     4.  Wetlands.

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     5.  Minerals and soils.

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     6. Energy conservation.

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The land uses identified on such maps shall be consistent with

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applicable state law and rules.

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

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principles to be followed in:

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     a.  The provision of housing for all current and anticipated

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future residents of the jurisdiction.

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     b.  The elimination of substandard dwelling conditions.

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     c.  The structural and aesthetic improvement of existing

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housing.

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     d.  The provision of adequate sites for future housing,

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including affordable workforce housing as defined in s.

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

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

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and foster care facilities, with supporting infrastructure and

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public facilities.

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     e.  Provision for relocation housing and identification of

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historically significant and other housing for purposes of

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conservation, rehabilitation, or replacement.

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     f.  The formulation of housing implementation programs.

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     g.  The creation or preservation of affordable housing to

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minimize the need for additional local services and avoid the

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concentration of affordable housing units only in specific areas

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of the jurisdiction.

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     h. Energy efficiency in the design and construction of new

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housing.

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     i. Use of renewable energy resources.

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     j. h. 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. As a precondition to receiving any state affordable

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housing funding or allocation for any project or program within

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the jurisdiction of a county that is subject to sub-subparagraph

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j., a county must, by July 1 of each year, provide certification

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that the county has complied with the requirements of sub-

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subparagraph j.

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     i. Failure by a local government to comply with the

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requirement in sub-subparagraph h. 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 h. 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

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utilize job training, job creation, and economic solutions to

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address a 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", "modular building", or

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"factory-built building" means a closed structure, building

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assembly, or system of subassemblies, which may include

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structural, electrical, plumbing, heating, ventilating, or other

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service systems manufactured in manufacturing facilities for

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

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finished 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 (3) (2) shall be

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deemed to comply with the Florida Building Code and are exempt

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from 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 (3) (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

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(7) of section 553.73, Florida Statutes, are amended, and

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subsection (13) is added to that section, to read:

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     553.73  Florida Building Code.--

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

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

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

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commission shall select the most current version of the

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International Building Code, the International Fuel Gas Code, the

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International Mechanical Code, the International Plumbing Code,

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and the International Residential Code, all of which are adopted

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by the International Code Council, and the National Electrical

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Code, which is adopted by the National Fire Protection

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Association, to form the foundation codes of the updated Florida

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

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

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months prior to its selection by the commission. The commission

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shall select the most current version of the International Energy

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

494

the commission to maintain the compliance methods and policies,

495

without diminishing the building component efficiencies, of the

496

Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction adopted

497

and amended pursuant to s. 553.901.

498

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

499

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

500

this subsection by amending the code pursuant only to the rule

501

adoption procedures contained in chapter 120. Provisions of the

502

Florida Building Code, including those contained in referenced

503

standards and criteria, relating to wind resistance or the

504

prevention of water intrusion may not be amended pursuant to this

505

subsection to diminish those construction requirements; however,

506

the commission may, subject to conditions in this subsection,

507

amend the provisions to enhance those construction requirements.

508

Following the approval of any amendments to the Florida Building

509

Code by the commission and publication of the amendments on the

510

commission's website, authorities having jurisdiction to enforce

511

the Florida Building Code may enforce the amendments. The

512

commission may approve amendments that are needed to address:

513

     (a)  Conflicts within the updated code;

514

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

515

Prevention Code adopted pursuant to chapter 633;

516

     (c)  The omission of previously adopted Florida-specific

517

amendments to the updated code if such omission is not supported

518

by a specific recommendation of a technical advisory committee or

519

particular action by the commission;

520

     (d)  Unintended results from the integration of previously

521

adopted Florida-specific amendments with the model code; or

522

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

523

     (f) Adoption of an updated edition of the National

524

Electrical Code if the commission finds that delay of

525

implementing the updated edition causes undue hardship to

526

stakeholders or otherwise threatens the public health, safety,

527

and welfare.

528

     (13) The general provisions of the Florida Building Code

529

for buildings and other structures shall not apply to commercial

530

wireless communication towers which shall be subject to the

531

provisions of the code controlling radio and television towers.

532

This subsection is intended to be remedial in nature and to

533

clarify existing law.

534

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

535

Florida Statutes, are amended to read:

536

     553.74  Florida Building Commission.--

537

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

538

located within the Department of Community Affairs for

539

administrative purposes. Members shall be appointed by the

540

Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate. The commission

541

shall be composed of 25 23 members, consisting of the following:

542

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

543

actively engaged in the profession. The American Institute of

544

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

545

candidates for consideration.

546

     (b)  One structural engineer registered to practice in this

547

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

548

Engineering Society is encouraged to recommend a list of

549

candidates for consideration.

550

     (c)  One air-conditioning or mechanical contractor certified

551

to do business in this state and actively engaged in the

552

profession. The Florida Air Conditioning Contractors Association,

553

the Florida Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Contractors

554

Association, and the Mechanical Contractors Association of

555

Florida are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for

556

consideration.

557

     (d)  One electrical contractor certified to do business in

558

this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

559

Electrical Contractors Association and the National Electrical

560

Contractors Association, Florida Chapter, are encouraged to

561

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

562

     (e)  One member from fire protection engineering or

563

technology who is actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

564

Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers and the

565

Florida Fire Marshals and Inspectors Association are encouraged

566

to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

567

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

568

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Associated

569

Builders and Contractors of Florida, the Florida Associated

570

General Contractors Council, and the Union Contractors

571

Association are encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for

572

consideration.

573

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

574

state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

575

Association of Plumbing, Heating, and Cooling Contractors is

576

encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

577

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

578

business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

579

The Florida Roofing, Sheet Metal, and Air Conditioning

580

Contractors Association and the Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning

581

Contractors National Association are encouraged to recommend a

582

list of candidates for consideration.

583

     (i)  One residential contractor licensed to do business in

584

this state and actively engaged in the profession. The Florida

585

Home Builders Association is encouraged to recommend a list of

586

candidates for consideration.

587

     (j)  Three members who are municipal or district codes

588

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

589

Building Officials Association of Florida and the Florida Fire

590

Marshals and Inspectors Association are encouraged to recommend a

591

list of candidates for consideration.

592

     (k)  One member who represents the Department of Financial

593

Services.

594

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

595

The Building Officials Association of Florida is encouraged to

596

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

597

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

598

with disabilities or a nationally chartered organization of

599

persons with disabilities with chapters in this state.

600

     (n)  One member of the manufactured buildings industry who

601

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

602

in the industry. The Florida Manufactured Housing Association is

603

encouraged to recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

604

     (o)  One mechanical or electrical engineer registered to

605

practice in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

606

The Florida Engineering Society is encouraged to recommend a list

607

of candidates for consideration.

608

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

609

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

610

Association of Counties are encouraged to recommend a list of

611

candidates for consideration.

612

     (q)  One member of the building products manufacturing

613

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

614

actively engaged in the industry. The Florida Building Material

615

Association, the Florida Concrete and Products Association, and

616

the Fenestration Manufacturers Association are encouraged to

617

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

618

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

619

owners and managers industry who is actively engaged in

620

commercial building ownership or management. The Building Owners

621

and Managers Association is encouraged to recommend a list of

622

candidates for consideration.

623

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

624

industry. The Florida Insurance Council is encouraged to

625

recommend a list of candidates for consideration.

626

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

627

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

628

to do business in this state and actively engaged in the

629

profession. The Florida Swimming Pool Association and the United

630

Pool and Spa Association are encouraged to recommend a list of

631

candidates for consideration shall be the chair.

632

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

633

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

634

Florida board member of the United States Green Building Council

635

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

636

     (w) One member who shall be the chair.

637

638

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

639

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

640

two full terms is eligible for reappointment to the commission

641

regardless of whether he or she meets the new qualification.

642

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

643

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

644

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

645

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

646

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

647

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

648

Florida Building Commission shall be appointed after February 1,

649

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

650

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

651

cease to meet the qualifications for original appointment,

652

through ceasing to be a practicing member of the profession

653

indicated or otherwise, shall thereby forfeit membership on the

654

commission.

655

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

656

read:

657

553.75  Organization of commission; rules and regulations;

658

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

659

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

660

commission shall annually elect from its appointive members such

661

officers as it may choose.

662

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

663

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

664

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

665

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

666

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

667

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

668

constitute a quorum.

669

     (3)  The department shall be responsible for the provision

670

of administrative and staff support services relating to the

671

functions of the commission. With respect to matters within the

672

jurisdiction of the commission, the department shall be

673

responsible for the implementation and faithful discharge of all

674

decisions of the commission made pursuant to its authority under

675

the provisions of this part. The department is specifically

676

authorized to use communications media technology in conducting

677

meetings of the commission or any meetings held in conjunction

678

with meetings of the commission.

679

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

680

encourage participation by interested persons in attendance. At a

681

minimum, the commission shall provide one opportunity for

682

interested members of the public in attendance at a meeting to

683

comment on each proposed action of the commission before a final

684

vote is taken on any motion.

685

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

686

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

687

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

688

     553.77  Specific powers of the commission.--

689

     (5) The commission may implement its recommendations

690

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

691

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

692

Efficiency Code for Building Construction as provided in s.

693

553.901.

694

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

695

Statutes, is amended to read:

696

     553.775  Interpretations.--

697

     (5) The commission may render declaratory statements in

698

accordance with s. 120.565 relating to the provisions of the

699

Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction not

700

attributable to the Americans with Disabilities Act Accessibility

701

Guidelines. Notwithstanding the other provisions of this section,

702

the Florida Accessibility Code for Building Construction and

703

chapter 11 of the Florida Building Code may not be interpreted

704

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

705

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

706

commission's authority to waive the Florida Accessibility Code

707

for Building Construction as provided by s. 553.512.

708

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

709

553.80, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

710

     553.80  Enforcement.--

711

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

712

government and each legally constituted enforcement district with

713

statutory authority shall regulate building construction and,

714

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

715

state agency shall enforce the Florida Building Code required by

716

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

717

facilities, unless such responsibility has been delegated to

718

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

719

     (a)  Construction regulations relating to correctional

720

facilities under the jurisdiction of the Department of

721

Corrections or and the Department of Juvenile Justice and secure

722

mental health treatment facilities under the jurisdiction of the

723

Department of Children and Family Services shall are to be

724

enforced exclusively by those departments.

725

726

The governing bodies of local governments may provide a schedule

727

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

728

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

729

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

730

responsibilities in enforcing the Florida Building Code. The

731

authority of state enforcing agencies to set fees for enforcement

732

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

733

However, nothing contained in this subsection shall operate to

734

limit such agencies from adjusting their fee schedule in

735

conformance with existing authority.

736

     Section 15.  Subsection (17) is added to section 553.842,

737

Florida Statutes, to read:

738

     553.842  Product evaluation and approval.--

739

     (17)(a) The Florida Building Commission shall review the

740

list of evaluation entities in subsection (8) and in the annual

741

report required under s. 553.77, shall either recommend

742

amendments to the list to add evaluation entities the commission

743

determines should be authorized to perform product evaluations,

744

or report on the criteria adopted by rule or to be adopted by

745

rule allowing the commission to approve evaluation entities that

746

use the commission's product evaluation process. If the

747

commission adopts criteria by rule, the rulemaking process must

748

be completed by July 1, 2009.

749

     (b) Notwithstanding paragraph (a) of subsection (8), the

750

International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials

751

Evaluation Services is approved as an evaluation entity until

752

October 1, 2009. If the association does not obtain permanent

753

approval by the commission as an evaluation entity by October 1,

754

2009, products approved on the basis of an association evaluation

755

must be substituted by an alternative, approved entity by

756

December 31, 2009, and on January 1, 2010, any product approval

757

issued by the commission based on an association evaluation is

758

void.

759

     Section 16.  Paragraph (b) of subsection (2) of section

760

553.844, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:

761

     553.844  Windstorm loss mitigation; requirements for roofs

762

and opening protection.--

763

     (2)  The Florida Building Commission shall:

764

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

765

means to incorporate recognized mitigation techniques for site-

766

built, single-family residential structures constructed before

767

prior to the implementation of the Florida Building Code,

768

including, but not limited to:

769

     1.  Prescriptive techniques for the installation of gable-

770

end bracing;

771

     2.  Secondary water barriers for roofs and standards

772

relating to secondary water barriers. The criteria may include,

773

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

774

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

775

to one method or material for a secondary water barrier;

776

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

777

connections. The Legislature recognizes that the cost of

778

retrofitting existing buildings to meet the code requirements for

779

new construction in this regard may exceed the practical benefit

780

to be attained. The Legislature intends for the commission to

781

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

782

may be employed to retrofit existing buildings that are not

783

otherwise required to comply with the requirements of the Florida

784

Building Code for new construction so that the cost of such

785

improvements does not exceed approximately 15 percent of the cost

786

of reroofing. Roof-to-wall connections shall not be required

787

unless evaluation and installation of connections at gable ends

788

or all corners can be completed for 15 percent of the cost of

789

roof replacement. For houses that have both hip and gable roof

790

ends, the priority shall be to retrofit the gable end roof-to-

791

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

792

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

793

given to connecting the corners of roofs to walls below the

794

locations at which the spans of the roofing members are greatest;

795

     4.  Strengthening or correcting roof-decking attachments and

796

fasteners during reroofing; and

797

     5.  Adding or strengthening opening protections.

798

     Section 17.  Subsection (1) of section 553.885, Florida

799

Statutes, is amended to read:

800

     553.885  Carbon monoxide alarm required.--

801

     (1) Every building, other than a hospital, a hospice

802

facility, or a nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for

803

Health Care Administration, for which a building permit is issued

804

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

805

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

806

attached garage shall have an approved operational carbon

807

monoxide alarm installed within 10 feet of each room used for

808

sleeping purposes. For a new hospital, a hospice facility, or a

809

nursing home facility licensed by the Agency for Health Care

810

Administration, an approved operational carbon monoxide detector

811

shall be installed inside or directly outside of each room or

812

area within the hospital or facility were a fossil-fuel burning

813

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

814

connected to the fire-alarm system of the hospital or facility as

815

a supervisory signal.

816

     Section 18.  Section 553.886, Florida Statutes, is created

817

to read:

818

     553.886 Energy-efficiency technologies.--The provisions of

819

the Florida Building Code must facilitate and promote the use of

820

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

821

renewable energy technologies in buildings.

822

     Section 19.  Section 553.901, Florida Statutes, is amended

823

to read:

824

     553.901  Purpose of thermal efficiency code.--The Department

825

of Community Affairs shall prepare a thermal efficiency code to

826

provide for a statewide uniform standard for energy efficiency in

827

the thermal design and operation of all buildings statewide,

828

consistent with energy conservation goals, and to best provide

829

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

830

Building Commission shall adopt the Florida Energy Efficiency

831

Code for Building Construction within the Florida Building Code,

832

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

833

implement the provisions of this thermal efficiency code and

834

amendments thereto, in accordance with the procedures of chapter

835

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

836

most cost-effective energy-saving equipment and techniques

837

available and report its determinations to the commission, which

838

shall update the code to incorporate such equipment and

839

techniques. The proposed changes shall be made available for

840

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

841

implementation. Before adoption of any additional amendments to

842

the Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction, the

843

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

844

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

845

the criteria and measures to be used by the commission to

846

evaluate proposed amendments shall be construed to mean cost-

847

effective to the consumer.

848

     Section 20.  Section 553.9061, Florida Statutes, is created

849

to read:

850

     553.9061 Scheduled increases in thermal efficiency

851

standards.--

852

     (1) This section establishes a schedule of required

853

increases in the energy-efficiency performance of buildings that

854

are subject to the requirements for energy efficiency as

855

contained in the current edition of the Florida Building Code.

856

The Florida Building Commission shall implement the following

857

energy-efficiency goals using the triennial code-adoption process

858

established for updates to the Florida Building Code in s.

859

553.73:

860

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

861

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

862

new buildings by at least 20 percent as compared to the

863

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

864

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

865

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

866

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

867

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

868

new buildings by at least 30 percent as compared to the

869

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

870

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

871

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

872

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

873

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

874

new buildings by at least 40 percent as compared to the

875

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

876

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

877

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

878

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

879

Building Code to increase the energy-efficiency performance of

880

new buildings by at least 50 percent as compared to the

881

performance achieved as a result of the implementation of the

882

energy-efficiency provisions contained in the 2004 edition of the

883

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

884

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

885

compliance documentation the specific building options and

886

elements available to meet the energy-efficiency performance

887

requirements under subsection (1). Energy-efficiency performance

888

options and elements include, but are not limited to:

889

     (a) Solar water heating;

890

     (b) Energy-efficient appliances;

891

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

892

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

893

     (e) Enhanced ceiling and wall insulation;

894

     (f) Reduced-leak duct systems;

895

     (g) Programmable thermostats; and

896

     (h) Energy-efficient lighting systems.

897

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

898

efficiency goals established in subsection (1) at least once

899

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

900

triennial code-adoption process established in s. 553.73.

901

     Section 21. (1) The Florida Building Commission shall

902

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

903

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

904

current energy-efficiency ratings and consumer labeling

905

requirements specified in chapter 553, Florida Statutes. The

906

commission shall submit a written report of its study to the

907

President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of

908

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

909

contain the commission's recommendations regarding the

910

strengthening and integration of energy-efficiency ratings and

911

labeling requirements.

912

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

913

     Section 22. (1) The Florida Building Commission shall

914

conduct a study to evaluate opportunities to restructure the

915

Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction to

916

achieve long-range improvements to building energy performance.

917

During such study, the commission shall address the integration

918

of the Thermal Efficiency Code established in part V of chapter

919

553, Florida Statutes, the Energy Conservation Standards Act

920

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

921

Florida Building Energy-Efficiency Rating Act established in part

922

VIII of chapter 553, Florida Statutes.

923

     (2) The commission shall submit a report containing

924

specific recommendations on the integration of the code and acts

925

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

926

the Speaker of the House of Representatives on or before February

927

1, 2009.

928

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

929

     Section 23. (1) The Department of Community Affairs, in

930

conjunction with the Florida Energy Affordability Coalition,

931

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

932

Energy Assistance Program and the Weatherization Assistance

933

Program, and identify recommendations that:

934

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

935

     (b) Maximize available financial and energy-conservation

936

assistance;

937

     (c) Improve the quality of service to customers seeking

938

assistance; and

939

     (d) Educate customers to make informed decisions regarding

940

energy use and conservation.

941

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

942

report its findings and any recommended statutory changes

943

required to implement such findings to the President of the

944

Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

945

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

946

     Section 24. Section 553.731, Florida Statutes, is repealed.

947

     Section 25.  Subsection (6) is added to section 718.113,

948

Florida Statutes, to read:

949

     718.113  Maintenance; limitation upon improvement; display

950

of flag; hurricane shutters.--

951

     (6) Notwithstanding the provisions of this section or the

952

governing documents of a condominium or a multicondominium

953

association, the board of administration may, without any

954

requirement for approval of the unit owners, install upon or

955

within the common elements or association property solar

956

collectors, clotheslines, or other energy-efficient devices based

957

on renewable resources for the benefit of the unit owners.

958

     Section 26. The Florida Building Commission shall submit

959

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

960

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

961

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

962

     Section 27.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2008.

963

964

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

965

And the title is amended as follows:

966

     Delete everything before the enacting clause

967

and insert:

968

A bill to be entitled

969

An act relating to energy efficiency and conservation;

970

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

971

the use of solar collectors and other energy devices;

972

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

973

future land use element of a local comprehensive plan to

974

include energy-efficient land use patterns and greenhouse

975

gas reduction strategies; requiring that the traffic-

976

circulation element of a local comprehensive plan

977

incorporate transportation strategies to reduce greenhouse

978

gas emissions; requiring that the land use map or map

979

series contained in the future land use element of a local

980

comprehensive plan identify and depict energy

981

conservation; requiring that the home element of a local

982

comprehensive plan include energy efficiency in the design

983

and construction of new housing and use of renewable

984

energy resources; providing that certain counties may not

985

receive state affordable housing funds under certain

986

circumstances; requiring each unit of local government

987

within an urbanized area to amend the transportation

988

element of a local comprehensive plan to incorporate

989

transportation strategies addressing reduction in

990

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

991

expanding the scope of the definition of "roofing

992

contractor" to include contractors performing required

993

roof-deck attachments and any repair or replacement of

994

wood roof sheathing or fascia as needed during roof repair

995

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

996

term "manufactured building" for purposes of the Florida

997

Manufactured Building Act to include modular and factory-

998

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

999

Department of Community Affairs to adopt rules related to

1000

the inspection, construction, and modification of

1001

manufactured buildings; requiring the department to

1002

develop an insignia to be affixed to newly constructed

1003

manufactured buildings; authorizing the department to

1004

charge a fee for the insignia; providing requirements for

1005

the insignia; requiring the department to develop minimum

1006

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

1007

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

1008

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

1009

be affixed to all newly constructed factory-built school

1010

buildings; providing requirements for the manufacturer's

1011

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

1012

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

1013

codes to be included in Florida Building Code updates;

1014

expanding the list of reasons the commission may amend the

1015

Florida Building Code; providing requirements for the

1016

retroactive application of parts of the Florida Building

1017

Code to commercial wireless communications towers;

1018

amending s. 553.74, F.S.; revising requirements for

1019

selecting members of the Florida Building Commission;

1020

revising membership of the commission; deleting obsolete

1021

provisions; amending s. 553.75, F.S.; authorizing the

1022

Florida Building Commission to use communications media

1023

technology in conducting its meetings or meetings held in

1024

conjunction with commission meetings; providing for public

1025

comment at meetings of the commission; amending s. 553.77,

1026

F.S.; authorizing the commission to implement

1027

recommendations relating to energy efficiency in

1028

residential and commercial buildings; amending s. 553.775,

1029

F.S.; authorizing the commission to render declaratory

1030

statements; amending s. 553.80, F.S.; providing that the

1031

enforcement of construction regulations relating to

1032

facilities for mental health treatment are under the

1033

jurisdiction of the Department of Children and Family

1034

Services; amending s. 553.842, F.S.; requiring the

1035

commission to review the list of product evaluation

1036

entities; providing reporting requirements; providing for

1037

rulemaking; designating an entity as an approved

1038

production evaluation entity until October, 1, 2009;

1039

providing criteria for substitution of approved products  

1040

under certain conditions; providing for the expiration of

1041

certain product approvals; amending s. 553.844, F.S.;

1042

revising provisions requiring the adoption of certain

1043

mitigation techniques by the Florida Building Commission

1044

within the Florida Building Code for certain structures;

1045

amending s. 553.885, F.S.; requiring the installation of

1046

carbon monoxide detectors in certain new hospitals,

1047

hospice and nursing homes facilities; creating s. 553.886,

1048

F.S.; requiring that the Florida Building Code facilitate

1049

and promote the use of certain renewable energy

1050

technologies in buildings; amending s. 553.901, F.S.;

1051

requiring the commission to adopt by rule a definition of

1052

the term "cost-effective"; creating s. 553.9061, F.S.;

1053

establishing a schedule of required increases in the

1054

energy performance of buildings subject to the Florida

1055

Building Code; providing a process for implementing goals

1056

to increase energy-efficiency performance in new

1057

buildings; providing a schedule for the implementation of

1058

such goals; identifying energy-efficiency performance

1059

options and elements available to meet energy-efficiency

1060

performance requirements; providing a schedule for the

1061

review and adoption of renewable energy-efficiency goals

1062

by the commission; requiring the commission to conduct a

1063

study to evaluate the energy-efficiency rating of new

1064

buildings and appliances; requiring the commission to

1065

submit a report to the President of the Senate and the

1066

Speaker of the House of Representatives on or before a

1067

specified date; requiring the commission to conduct a

1068

study to evaluate opportunities to restructure the Florida

1069

Energy Code for Building Construction, including the

1070

integration of the Thermal Efficiency Code, the Energy

1071

Conservation Standards Act, and the Florida Building

1072

Energy-Efficiency Rating Act; requiring the commission to

1073

submit a report to the President of the Senate and the

1074

Speaker of the House of Representatives on or before a

1075

specified date; directing the Department of Community

1076

Affairs, in conjunction with the Florida Energy

1077

Affordability Council, to identify and review issues

1078

relating to the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program

1079

and the Weatherization Assistance Program; requiring the

1080

submission of a report to the President of the Senate and

1081

the Speaker of the House of Representatives on or before a

1082

specified date; providing for the expiration of certain

1083

study requirements; repealing s. 553.731 F.S., relating to

1084

wind-borne debris protection requirements; amending s.

1085

718.113, F.S.; authorizing the board of a condominium or a

1086

multicondominium to install solar collectors,

1087

clotheslines, or other energy-efficient devices on

1088

association property; requiring the Florida Building

1089

Commission to include certain information in its report to

1090

the Legislature; providing an effective date.

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