HB 387

A bill to be entitled
2An act relating to electronic filing of construction
3plans and other related documents; amending s.
4468.604, F.S.; providing for the electronic filing of
5construction plans and other related documents;
6providing an effective date.
8     WHEREAS, the Legislature finds that the electronic filing
9of construction plans and other related documents will increase
10government efficiency, reduce costs, and increase timeliness of
11processing permits, NOW, THEREFORE,
13Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
15     Section 1.  Subsection (4) is added to section 468.604,
16Florida Statutes, to read:
17     468.604  Responsibilities of building code administrators,
18plans examiners, and inspectors.-
19     (4)  Upon approval by the building code administrator or
20building official, construction plans, drawings, specifications,
21reports, final documents, or documents prepared or issued by a
22licensee for review by the building code administrator, the
23building official, or a plans examiner may be transmitted
24electronically and may be signed by the licensee and dated and
25sealed electronically with the licensee's seal in accordance
26with ss. 668.001-668.006.
27     Section 2.  This act shall take effect July 1, 2012.

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