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The 2007 Florida Statutes

Chapter 553
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Section 553.731, Florida Statutes 2007

1553.731  Wind-borne-debris protection requirement.--Upon the effective date of this act, each jurisdiction having authority to enforce the Florida Building Code shall, at a minimum, require wind-borne-debris protection in accordance with s. 1609.1, International Building Code (2006) and the International Residential Code (2006) within the "wind-borne-debris region" as that term is defined in s. 1609.2, International Building Code (2006), and s. R301.2, International Residential Code (2006).

History.--s. 9, ch. 2007-1.

1Note.--Section 26, ch. 2007-90, provides that:

"(1)  Notwithstanding [s. 553.731], the internal design option provided in Section 1609.1.4.1, Florida Building Code, Building Volume, and Section R301.2.1.2, Florida Building Code, Residential Volume, shall remain in effect until June 1, 2007, for a building permit application made before that date.

"(2)  Subsection (1) shall take effect upon becoming a law and shall apply retroactively to January 25, 2007. Subsection (1) applies to any action taken with respect to a building permit affected by [s. 553.731], including any actions, legal or ministerial, pertaining to the issuance, revocation, or modifications of any building permit initiated or issued before, on, or after January 25, 2007, or pending as of January 25, 2007.

"(3)  If the retroactivity of any provision of subsection (1) or its retroactive application to any person or circumstance is held invalid, the invalidity shall not affect the retroactivity or retroactive application of other provisions of subsection (1)."

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