Florida Senate - 2014                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1106
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/11/2014           .                                

    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 545 and 546
    4  insert:
    5         Section 12. Subsection (1) of section 633.212, Florida
    6  Statutes, is amended to read:
    7         633.212 Legislative intent; informal interpretations of the
    8  Florida Fire Prevention Code.—It is the intent of the
    9  Legislature that the Florida Fire Prevention Code be interpreted
   10  by fire officials and local enforcement agencies in a manner
   11  that reasonably and cost-effectively protects the public safety,
   12  health, and welfare; ensures uniform interpretations throughout
   13  this state; and provides just and expeditious processes for
   14  resolving disputes regarding such interpretations. It is the
   15  further intent of the Legislature that such processes provide
   16  for the expeditious resolution of the issues presented and that
   17  the resulting interpretation of such issues be published on the
   18  website of the division.
   19         (1) The division shall by rule establish an informal
   20  process of rendering nonbinding interpretations of the Florida
   21  Fire Prevention Code. The division may contract with and refer
   22  interpretive issues to a third party, selected based upon cost
   23  effectiveness, quality of services to be performed, and other
   24  performance-based criteria, which has experience in interpreting
   25  and enforcing the Florida Fire Prevention Code. It is the intent
   26  of the Legislature that the division establish a Fire Code
   27  Interpretation Committee composed of seven persons and seven
   28  alternates, equally representing each area of the state, to
   29  which a party can pose questions regarding the interpretation of
   30  the Florida Fire Prevention Code provisions. The alternate
   31  member may respond to a nonbinding interpretation if a the
   32  member notifies the Fire Code Interpretation Committee that he
   33  or she is unable to respond.
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   36  And the title is amended as follows:
   37         Delete line 40
   38  and insert:
   39         Florida Fire Prevention Code; amending s. 633.212,
   40         F.S.; removing the requirement that an alternate
   41         member of the Fire Code Interpretation Committee
   42         provide notice to the committee in order to respond to
   43         a nonbinding interpretation when a member is unable to
   44         respond; providing an effective