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The Florida Statutes

The 2007 Florida Statutes

Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 553
BUILDING CONSTRUCTION STANDARDS
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Section 553.74, Florida Statutes 2007

1553.74  Florida Building Commission.--

(1)  The Florida Building Commission is created and shall be located within the Department of Community Affairs for administrative purposes. Members shall be appointed by the Governor subject to confirmation by the Senate. The commission shall be composed of 23 members, consisting of the following:

(a)  One architect registered to practice in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

(b)  One structural engineer registered to practice in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

(c)  One air-conditioning or mechanical contractor certified to do business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

(d)  One electrical contractor certified to do business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

(e)  One member from fire protection engineering or technology who is actively engaged in the profession.

(f)  One general contractor certified to do business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

(g)  One plumbing contractor licensed to do business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

(h)  One roofing or sheet metal contractor certified to do business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

(i)  One residential contractor licensed to do business in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

(j)  Three members who are municipal or district codes enforcement officials, one of whom is also a fire official.

(k)  One member who represents the Department of Financial Services.

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

(m)  One member of a Florida-based organization of persons with disabilities or a nationally chartered organization of persons with disabilities with chapters in this state.

(n)  One member of the manufactured buildings industry who is licensed to do business in this state and is actively engaged in the industry.

(o)  One mechanical or electrical engineer registered to practice in this state and actively engaged in the profession.

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

(q)  One member of the building products manufacturing industry who is authorized to do business in this state and is actively engaged in the industry.

(r)  One member who is a representative of the building owners and managers industry who is actively engaged in commercial building ownership or management.

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

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

(u)  One member who shall be the chair.

Any person serving on the commission under paragraph (c) or paragraph (h) on October 1, 2003, and who has served less than two full terms is eligible for reappointment to the commission regardless of whether he or she meets the new qualification.

(2)  All appointments shall be for terms of 4 years, except that of the chair who shall serve at the pleasure of the Governor. Each person who is a member of the Board of Building Codes and Standards on the effective date of this act shall serve the remainder of their term as a member of the Florida Building Commission. Except for the chair, newly created positions on the Florida Building Commission shall be appointed after February 1, 1999. A vacancy shall be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term. Any member who shall, during his or her term, cease to meet the qualifications for original appointment, through ceasing to be a practicing member of the profession indicated or otherwise, shall thereby forfeit membership on the commission.

(3)  Members of the commission shall serve without compensation, but shall be entitled to reimbursement for per diem and travel expenses as provided by s. 112.061.

(4)  Each appointed member is accountable to the Governor for the proper performance of the duties of the office. The Governor shall cause to be investigated any complaint or unfavorable report received concerning an action of the commission or any member and shall take appropriate action thereon. The Governor may remove from office any appointed member for malfeasance, misfeasance, neglect of duty, incompetence, permanent inability to perform official duties, or pleading guilty or nolo contendere to, or being found guilty of, a felony.

History.--s. 5, ch. 74-167; s. 2, ch. 77-365; s. 4, ch. 78-323; ss. 1, 2, ch. 80-231; ss. 1, 3, 4, ch. 81-7; ss. 1, 4, ch. 82-46; s. 2, ch. 83-265; ss. 3, 5, 6, ch. 91-172; s. 5, ch. 91-429; s. 803, ch. 97-103; s. 41, ch. 98-287; s. 76, ch. 2000-141; s. 63, ch. 2000-154; s. 15, ch. 2002-293; ss. 664, 665, ch. 2003-261.

1Note.--

A.  Section 48(3), ch. 2007-73, provides that "[t]he Florida Building Commission, in consultation with the Florida Solar Energy Center, the Florida Energy Commission, the Florida Energy Office, the United States Department of Energy, and the Florida Home Builders Association, shall develop and implement a public awareness campaign that promotes energy efficiency and the benefits of building green by January 1, 2008. The campaign shall include enhancement of an existing web site from which all citizens can obtain information pertaining to green building practices, calculate anticipated savings from use of those options, as well as learn about energy efficiency strategies that may be used in their existing home or when building a home. The campaign shall focus on the benefits of promoting energy efficiency to the purchasers of new homes, the various green building ratings available, and the promotion of various energy-efficient products through existing trade shows. The campaign shall also include strategies for utilizing print advertising, press releases, and television advertising to promote voluntary utilization of green building practices."

B.  Section 48(4), ch. 2007-73, provides that "[t]he Department of Environmental Protection shall develop a public awareness campaign that promotes the effective use of energy in the state and discourages all forms of energy waste. The campaign shall also include strategies for utilizing print advertising, press releases, and television advertising to promote energy education and the public dissemination of information on energy and its environmental, economic, and social impact."

C.  Section 48(5), ch. 2007-73, provides that s. 48, ch. 2007-73, expires July 1, 2008.

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