Florida Senate - 2014 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. CS for SB 1106 Ì4326465Î432646 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: RCS . 04/11/2014 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 44 and 45 4 insert: 5 Section 1. Paragraph (a) of subsection (16) of section 6 120.80, Florida Statutes, is amended to read: 7 120.80 Exceptions and special requirements; agencies.— 8 (16) FLORIDA BUILDING COMMISSION.— 9 (a) Notwithstanding
the provisions ofs. 120.542, the 10 Florida Building Commission may not accept a petition for waiver 11 or variance and may not grant any waiver or variance from the 12 requirements of the Florida Building Code except for 13 applications to waive the requirements of the Florida 14 Accessibility Code for Building Construction provided under s. 15 553.512 and for variances from the public swimming pool and 16 public bathing places provisions of the Florida Building Code 17 provided under s. 553.77(7). 18 Section 2. Subsection (7) is added to section 553.77, 19 Florida Statutes, to read: 20 553.77 Specific powers of the commission.— 21 (7) The commission shall provide criteria and procedures 22 for granting variances from the provisions in the Florida 23 Building Code relating to public swimming pools and public 24 bathing places. After receiving a request for a variance from a 25 pool owner or his, her, or its representative to relieve a 26 hardship, the commission may grant a variance only if it is 27 shown that the hardship was not caused intentionally by the 28 action of the applicant, that no reasonable alternative exists, 29 and that the health and safety of pool patrons is not at risk. 30 Applications must be approved, approved with conditions, or 31 denied based on a majority vote of the commission. Before 32 voting, the commission must receive a recommendation from its 33 Swimming Pool Technical Advisory Committee. The advisory 34 committee membership must include a representative of the 35 Department of Health who has knowledge and understanding of 36 swimming pool regulations. 37 38 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 39 And the title is amended as follows: 40 Delete line 2 41 and insert: 42 An act relating to building construction; amending s. 43 120.80, F.S.; providing exceptions to the prohibition 44 against the Florida Building Commission accepting a 45 petition for waiver or variance from the Florida 46 Building Code; amending s. 553.77, F.S.; requiring the 47 Florida Building Commission to provide criteria and 48 procedures for granting variances from certain 49 provisions of the Florida Building Code; requiring an 50 applicant for a variance to meet certain criteria to 51 receive a variance; requiring the Florida Building 52 Commission to receive a recommendation from its 53 Swimming Pool Technical Advisory Committee; requiring 54 such committee to include certain membership; amending 55 s.