Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 1312
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  05/01/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Appropriations (Perry) recommended the
    1         Senate Substitute for Amendment (728698) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Delete lines 151 - 657
    5  and insert:
    6         Section 2. Subsection (5) of section 489.103, Florida
    7  Statutes, is amended to read:
    8         489.103 Exemptions.—This part does not apply to:
    9         (5) Public utilities, including municipal gas utilities and
   10  special gas districts as defined in chapter 189,
   11  telecommunications companies as defined in s. 364.02(13), and
   12  natural gas transmission companies as defined in s. 368.103(4),
   13  on construction, maintenance, and development work performed by
   14  their employees, which work, including, but not limited to, work
   15  on bridges, roads, streets, highways, or railroads, is
   16  incidental to their business. The board shall define, by rule,
   17  the term “incidental to their business” for purposes of this
   18  subsection.
   19         Section 3. Section 553.721, Florida Statutes, is amended to
   20  read:
   21         553.721 Surcharge.—In order for the Department of Business
   22  and Professional Regulation to administer and carry out the
   23  purposes of this part and related activities, there is created a
   24  surcharge, to be assessed at the rate of 1.5 percent of the
   25  permit fees associated with enforcement of the Florida Building
   26  Code as defined by the uniform account criteria and specifically
   27  the uniform account code for building permits adopted for local
   28  government financial reporting pursuant to s. 218.32. The
   29  minimum amount collected on any permit issued shall be $2. The
   30  unit of government responsible for collecting a permit fee
   31  pursuant to s. 125.56(4) or s. 166.201 shall collect the
   32  surcharge and electronically remit the funds collected to the
   33  department on a quarterly calendar basis for the preceding
   34  quarter and continuing each third month thereafter. The unit of
   35  government shall retain 10 percent of the surcharge collected to
   36  fund the participation of building departments in the national
   37  and state building code adoption processes and to provide
   38  education related to enforcement of the Florida Building Code.
   39  All funds remitted to the department pursuant to this section
   40  shall be deposited in the Professional Regulation Trust Fund.
   41  Funds collected from the surcharge shall be allocated to fund
   42  the Florida Building Commission and the Florida Building Code
   43  Compliance and Mitigation Program under s. 553.841. Funds
   44  allocated to the Florida Building Code Compliance and Mitigation
   45  Program shall be $925,000 each fiscal year. The Florida Building
   46  Code Compliance and Mitigation Program shall fund the
   47  recommendations made by the Building Code System Uniform
   48  Implementation Evaluation Workgroup, dated April 8, 2013, from
   49  existing resources, not to exceed $30,000 in the 2016-2017
   50  fiscal year. The department shall provide $150,000 for the 2017
   51  2018 fiscal year from surcharge funds available to the
   52  University of Florida M. E. Rinker, Sr., School of Construction
   53  Management for the continuation of the Construction Industry
   54  Workforce Task Force. Funds collected from the surcharge shall
   55  also be used to fund Florida Fire Prevention Code informal
   56  interpretations managed by the State Fire Marshal and shall be
   57  limited to $15,000 each fiscal year. The State Fire Marshal
   58  shall adopt rules to address the implementation and expenditure
   59  of the funds allocated to fund the Florida Fire Prevention Code
   60  informal interpretations under this section. The funds collected
   61  from the surcharge may not be used to fund research on
   62  techniques for mitigation of radon in existing buildings. Funds
   63  used by the department as well as funds to be transferred to the
   64  Department of Health and the State Fire Marshal shall be as
   65  prescribed in the annual General Appropriations Act. The
   66  department shall adopt rules governing the collection and
   67  remittance of surcharges pursuant to chapter 120.
   68         Section 4. For the 2017-2018 fiscal year, the sum of
   69  $150,000 in nonrecurring funds from the Professional Regulation
   70  Trust Fund is appropriated to the Department of Business and
   71  Professional Regulation Trust Fund for the transfer to the
   72  University of Florida M. E. Rinker, Sr., School of Construction
   73  Management for the continuation of the Construction Industry
   74  Workforce Task Force.
   75         Section 5. Subsection (3) of section 553.73, Florida
   76  Statutes, is amended, paragraph (d) is added to subsection (4)
   77  of that section, subsections (7) and (8) and paragraphs (a) and
   78  (b) of subsection (9) of that section are amended, and
   79  subsection (20) is added to that section, to read:
   80         553.73 Florida Building Code.—
   81         (3) The commission shall use the International Codes
   82  published by the International Code Council, the National
   83  Electric Code (NFPA 70), or other nationally adopted model codes
   84  and standards for updates to needed to develop the base code in
   85  Florida to form the foundation for the Florida Building Code.
   86  The Florida Building commission may approve technical amendments
   87  to the code as provided in, subject to subsections (8) and (9),
   88  after the amendments have been subject to all of the following
   89  conditions:
   90         (a) The proposed amendment must have has been published on
   91  the commission’s website for a minimum of 45 days and all the
   92  associated documentation must have has been made available to
   93  any interested party before any consideration by a technical
   94  advisory committee.;
   95         (b) In order for a technical advisory committee to make a
   96  favorable recommendation to the commission, the proposal must
   97  receive a two-thirds three-fourths vote of the members present
   98  at the technical advisory committee meeting. and At least half
   99  of the regular members must be present in order to conduct a
  100  meeting.;
  101         (c) After the technical advisory committee has considered
  102  and recommended consideration and a recommendation for approval
  103  of any proposed amendment, the proposal must be published on the
  104  commission’s website for at least 45 days before any
  105  consideration by the commission.; and
  106         (d) A proposal may be modified by the commission based on
  107  public testimony and evidence from a public hearing held in
  108  accordance with chapter 120.
  110  The commission shall incorporate within sections of the Florida
  111  Building Code provisions that which address regional and local
  112  concerns and variations. The commission shall make every effort
  113  to minimize conflicts between the Florida Building Code, the
  114  Florida Fire Prevention Code, and the Life Safety Code.
  115         (4)
  116         (d) A technical amendment to the Florida Building Code
  117  related to water conservation practices or design criteria
  118  adopted by a local government pursuant to this subsection is not
  119  rendered void when the code is updated if the technical
  120  amendment is necessary to protect or provide for more efficient
  121  use of water resources as provided in s. 373.621. However, any
  122  such technical amendment carried forward into the next edition
  123  of the code pursuant to this paragraph is subject to review or
  124  modification as provided in this part.
  125         (7)(a) The commission, by rule adopted pursuant to ss.
  126  120.536(1) and 120.54, shall adopt an updated update the Florida
  127  Building Code every 3 years through review of. When updating the
  128  Florida Building Code, the commission shall select the most
  129  current updates version of the International Building Code, the
  130  International Fuel Gas Code, the International Mechanical Code,
  131  the International Plumbing Code, and the International
  132  Residential Code, all of which are copyrighted and published by
  133  adopted by the International Code Council, and the National
  134  Electrical Code, which is copyrighted and published adopted by
  135  the National Fire Protection Association. At a minimum, the
  136  commission shall adopt any updates to such codes or any other
  137  code necessary to maintain eligibility for federal funding from
  138  the National Flood Insurance Program, the Federal Emergency
  139  Management Agency, and the United States Department of Housing
  140  and Urban Development, to form the foundation codes of the
  141  updated Florida Building Code, if the version has been adopted
  142  by the applicable model code entity. The commission shall also
  143  review and adopt updates based substantially on select the most
  144  current version of the International Energy Conservation Code
  145  (IECC) as a foundation code; however, the IECC shall be modified
  146  by the commission shall to maintain the efficiencies of the
  147  Florida Energy Efficiency Code for Building Construction adopted
  148  and amended pursuant to s. 553.901. The commission shall adopt
  149  updated codes by rule.
  150         (b) Codes regarding noise contour lines shall be reviewed
  151  annually, and the most current federal guidelines shall be
  152  adopted.
  153         (c) The commission may adopt as a technical amendment to
  154  the Florida Building Code modify any portion of the foundation
  155  codes identified in paragraph (a), but only as needed to
  156  accommodate the specific needs of this state. Standards or
  157  criteria adopted from these referenced by the codes shall be
  158  incorporated by reference to the specific provisions adopted. If
  159  a referenced standard or criterion requires amplification or
  160  modification to be appropriate for use in this state, only the
  161  amplification or modification shall be set forth in the Florida
  162  Building Code. The commission may approve technical amendments
  163  to the updated Florida Building Code after the amendments have
  164  been subject to the conditions set forth in paragraphs (3)(a)
  165  (d). Amendments that to the foundation codes which are adopted
  166  in accordance with this subsection shall be clearly marked in
  167  printed versions of the Florida Building Code so that the fact
  168  that the provisions are Florida-specific amendments to the
  169  foundation codes is readily apparent.
  170         (d) The commission shall further consider the commission’s
  171  own interpretations, declaratory statements, appellate
  172  decisions, and approved statewide and local technical amendments
  173  and shall incorporate such interpretations, statements,
  174  decisions, and amendments into the updated Florida Building Code
  175  only to the extent that they are needed to modify the foundation
  176  codes to accommodate the specific needs of the state. A change
  177  made by an institute or standards organization to any standard
  178  or criterion that is adopted by reference in the Florida
  179  Building Code does not become effective statewide until it has
  180  been adopted by the commission. Furthermore, the edition of the
  181  Florida Building Code which is in effect on the date of
  182  application for any permit authorized by the code governs the
  183  permitted work for the life of the permit and any extension
  184  granted to the permit.
  185         (e) A rule updating the Florida Building Code in accordance
  186  with this subsection shall take effect no sooner than 6 months
  187  after publication of the updated code. Any amendment to the
  188  Florida Building Code which is adopted upon a finding by the
  189  commission that the amendment is necessary to protect the public
  190  from immediate threat of harm takes effect immediately.
  191         (f) Provisions of the Florida Building Code foundation
  192  codes, including those contained in referenced standards and
  193  criteria, relating to wind resistance or the prevention of water
  194  intrusion may not be modified to diminish those construction
  195  requirements; however, the commission may, subject to conditions
  196  in this subsection, modify the provisions to enhance those
  197  construction requirements.
  198         (g) Amendments or modifications to the foundation code
  199  pursuant to this subsection shall remain effective only until
  200  the effective date of a new edition of the Florida Building Code
  201  every third year. Amendments or modifications related to state
  202  agency regulations which are adopted and integrated into an
  203  edition of the Florida Building Code shall be carried forward
  204  into the next edition of the code, subject to modification as
  205  provided in this part. Amendments or modifications related to
  206  the wind-resistance design of buildings and structures within
  207  the high-velocity hurricane zone of Miami-Dade and Broward
  208  Counties which are adopted to an edition of the Florida Building
  209  Code do not expire and shall be carried forward into the next
  210  edition of the code, subject to review or modification as
  211  provided in this part. If amendments that expire pursuant to
  212  this paragraph are resubmitted through the Florida Building
  213  commission code adoption process, the amendments must
  214  specifically address whether:
  215         1. The provisions contained in the proposed amendment are
  216  addressed in the applicable international code.
  217         2. The amendment demonstrates by evidence or data that the
  218  geographical jurisdiction of Florida exhibits a need to
  219  strengthen the foundation code beyond the needs or regional
  220  variations addressed by the foundation code, and why the
  221  proposed amendment applies to this state.
  222         3. The proposed amendment was submitted or attempted to be
  223  included in the foundation codes to avoid resubmission to the
  224  Florida Building Code amendment process.
  226  If the proposed amendment has been addressed in the
  227  international code in a substantially equivalent manner, the
  228  Florida Building commission may not include the proposed
  229  amendment in the foundation Code.
  230         (8) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (3) or
  231  subsection (7), the commission may address issues identified in
  232  this subsection by amending the code pursuant only to the rule
  233  adoption procedures contained in chapter 120. Provisions of The
  234  Florida Building Code, including provisions those contained in
  235  referenced standards and criteria which relate, relating to wind
  236  resistance or the prevention of water intrusion, may not be
  237  amended pursuant to this subsection to diminish those standards
  238  construction requirements; however, the commission may, subject
  239  to conditions in this subsection, amend the Florida Building
  240  Code the provisions to enhance such standards those construction
  241  requirements. Following the approval of any amendments to the
  242  Florida Building Code by the commission and publication of the
  243  amendments on the commission’s website, authorities having
  244  jurisdiction to enforce the Florida Building Code may enforce
  245  the amendments. The commission may approve amendments that are
  246  needed to address:
  247         (a) Conflicts within the updated code;
  248         (b) Conflicts between the updated code and the Florida Fire
  249  Prevention Code adopted pursuant to chapter 633;
  250         (c) Unintended results from the integration of previously
  251  adopted Florida-specific amendments with the model code;
  252         (d) Equivalency of standards;
  253         (e) Changes to or inconsistencies with federal or state
  254  law; or
  255         (f) Adoption of an updated edition of the National
  256  Electrical Code if the commission finds that delay of
  257  implementing the updated edition causes undue hardship to
  258  stakeholders or otherwise threatens the public health, safety,
  259  and welfare.
  260         (9)(a) The commission may approve technical amendments to
  261  the Florida Building Code once each year for statewide or
  262  regional application upon a finding that the amendment:
  263         1. Is needed in order to accommodate the specific needs of
  264  this state.
  265         2. Has a reasonable and substantial connection with the
  266  health, safety, and welfare of the general public.
  267         3. Strengthens or improves the Florida Building Code, or in
  268  the case of innovation or new technology, will provide
  269  equivalent or better products or methods or systems of
  270  construction.
  271         4. Does not discriminate against materials, products,
  272  methods, or systems of construction of demonstrated
  273  capabilities.
  274         5. Does not degrade the effectiveness of the Florida
  275  Building Code.
  277  The Florida Building Commission may approve technical amendments
  278  to the code once each year to incorporate into the Florida
  279  Building Code its own interpretations of the code which are
  280  embodied in its opinions, final orders, declaratory statements,
  281  and interpretations of hearing officer panels under s.
  282  553.775(3)(c), but only to the extent that the incorporation of
  283  interpretations is needed to modify the code foundation codes to
  284  accommodate the specific needs of this state. Amendments
  285  approved under this paragraph shall be adopted by rule after the
  286  amendments have been subjected to subsection (3).
  287         (b) A proposed amendment must include a fiscal impact
  288  statement that documents the costs and benefits of the proposed
  289  amendment. Criteria for the fiscal impact statement shall be
  290  established by rule by the commission and shall include the
  291  impact to local government relative to enforcement, the impact
  292  to property and building owners, and the impact to industry,
  293  relative to the cost of compliance. The amendment must
  294  demonstrate by evidence or data that the state’s geographical
  295  jurisdiction exhibits a need to strengthen the foundation code
  296  beyond the needs or regional variations addressed by the
  297  foundation code and why the proposed amendment applies to this
  298  state.
  299         (20) The Florida Building Commission may not:
  300         (a) Adopt the 2016 version of the American Society of
  301  Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Standard
  303         (b) Adopt any provision that requires a door located in the
  304  opening between a garage and a residence to be equipped with a
  305  self-closing device.
  306         Section 6. Subsection (2) of section 553.76, Florida
  307  Statutes, is amended to read:
  308         553.76 General powers of the commission.—The commission is
  309  authorized to:
  310         (2) Issue memoranda of procedure for its internal
  311  management and control. The commission may adopt rules related
  312  to its consensus-based decisionmaking process, including, but
  313  not limited to, super majority voting requirements for
  314  commission actions relating to the adoption of the Florida
  315  Building Code or amendments to the code. However, the commission
  316  must adopt the Florida Building Code, and amendments thereto, by
  317  at least a two-thirds vote of the members present at a meeting.
  318         Section 7. Subsection (20) is added to section 553.79,
  319  Florida Statutes, to read:
  320         553.79 Permits; applications; issuance; inspections.—
  321         (20)A political subdivision of this state may not adopt or
  322  enforce any ordinance or impose any building permit or other
  323  development order requirement that:
  324         (a)1.Contains any building, construction, or aesthetic
  325  requirement or condition that conflicts with or impairs
  326  corporate trademarks, service marks, trade dress, logos, color
  327  patterns, design scheme insignia, image standards, or other
  328  features of corporate branding identity on real property or
  329  improvements thereon used in activities conducted under chapter
  330  526 or in carrying out business activities defined as a
  331  franchise by Federal Trade Commission regulations in 16 C.F.R.
  332  ss. 436.1, et. seq.; or
  333         2.Imposes any requirement on the design, construction, or
  334  location of signage advertising the retail price of gasoline in
  335  accordance with the requirements of ss. 526.111 and 526.121
  336  which prevents the signage from being clearly visible and
  337  legible to drivers of approaching motor vehicles in any lane of
  338  traffic in either direction on a roadway abutting the gas
  339  station premises and which meets height, width, and spacing
  340  standards for Series C, D, or E signs, as applicable, published
  341  in the latest edition of Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs
  342  and Pavement Markings published by the Federal Highway
  343  Administration, Office of Traffic Operations.
  344         (b)This subsection does not affect any requirement for
  345  design and construction in the Florida Building Code.
  346         (c)All such ordinances and requirements are hereby
  347  preempted and superseded by general law. This subsection shall
  348  apply retroactively.
  349         (d) This subsection does not apply to property located in a
  350  designated historic district.
  351         Section 8. Subsection (2) of section 553.791, Florida
  352  Statutes, is amended to read:
  353         553.791 Alternative plans review and inspection.—
  354         (2)(a) Notwithstanding any other law or local government
  355  ordinance or local policy, the fee owner of a building or
  356  structure, or the fee owner’s contractor upon written
  357  authorization from the fee owner, may choose to use a private
  358  provider to provide building code inspection services with
  359  regard to such building or structure and may make payment
  360  directly to the private provider for the provision of such
  361  services. All such services shall be the subject of a written
  362  contract between the private provider, or the private provider’s
  363  firm, and the fee owner or the fee owner’s contractor, upon
  364  written authorization of the fee owner. The fee owner may elect
  365  to use a private provider to provide plans review or required
  366  building inspections, or both. However, if the fee owner or the
  367  fee owner’s contractor uses a private provider to provide plans
  368  review, the local building official, in his or her discretion
  369  and pursuant to duly adopted policies of the local enforcement
  370  agency, may require the fee owner or the fee owner’s contractor
  371  to use a private provider to also provide required building
  372  inspections.
  373         (b)It is the intent of the Legislature that owners and
  374  contractors not be required to pay extra costs related to
  375  building permitting requirements when hiring a private provider
  376  for plans reviews and building inspections. A local jurisdiction
  377  must calculate the cost savings to the local enforcement agency,
  378  based on a fee owner or contractor hiring a private provider to
  379  perform plans reviews and building inspections in lieu of the
  380  local building official, and reduce the permit fees accordingly.
  381         Section 9. Paragraph (d) of subsection (7) of section
  382  553.80, Florida Statutes, is amended to read:
  383         553.80 Enforcement.—
  384         (7) The governing bodies of local governments may provide a
  385  schedule of reasonable fees, as authorized by s. 125.56(2) or s.
  386  166.222 and this section, for enforcing this part. These fees,
  387  and any fines or investment earnings related to the fees, shall
  388  be used solely for carrying out the local government’s
  389  responsibilities in enforcing the Florida Building Code. When
  390  providing a schedule of reasonable fees, the total estimated
  391  annual revenue derived from fees, and the fines and investment
  392  earnings related to the fees, may not exceed the total estimated
  393  annual costs of allowable activities. Any unexpended balances
  394  shall be carried forward to future years for allowable
  395  activities or shall be refunded at the discretion of the local
  396  government. The basis for a fee structure for allowable
  397  activities shall relate to the level of service provided by the
  398  local government and shall include consideration for refunding
  399  fees due to reduced services based on services provided as
  400  prescribed by s. 553.791, but not provided by the local
  401  government. Fees charged shall be consistently applied.
  402         (d) The local enforcement agency, independent district, or
  403  special district may not require at any time, including at the
  404  time of application for a permit, the payment of any additional
  405  fees, charges, or expenses associated with:
  406         1. Providing proof of licensure pursuant to chapter 489;
  407         2. Recording or filing a license issued pursuant to this
  408  chapter; or
  409         3. Providing, recording, or filing evidence of workers’
  410  compensation insurance coverage as required by chapter 440.
  411         Section 10. Section 553.9081, Florida Statutes, is created
  412  to read:
  413         553.9081Florida Building Code; required amendments.—The
  414  Florida Building Commission shall amend the Florida Building
  415  Code-Energy Conservation to:
  416         (1)(a)Eliminate duplicative commissioning reporting
  417  requirements for HVAC and electrical systems; and
  418         (b)Authorize commissioning reports to be provided by a
  419  licensed design professional, electrical engineer, or mechanical
  420  engineer.
  421         (2)Prohibit the adoption of American Society of Heating,
  422  Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers Standard
  424         Section 11. Subsection (8) of section 633.208, Florida
  425  Statutes, is amended to read:
  426         633.208 Minimum firesafety standards.—
  427         (8)(a) The provisions of the Life Safety Code, as contained
  428  in the Florida Fire Prevention Code, do not apply to one-family
  429  and two-family dwellings. However, fire sprinkler protection may
  430  be permitted by local government in lieu of other fire
  431  protection-related development requirements for such structures.
  432  While local governments may adopt fire sprinkler requirements
  433  for one-family one- and two-family dwellings under this
  434  subsection, it is the intent of the Legislature that the
  435  economic consequences of the fire sprinkler mandate on home
  436  owners be studied before the enactment of such a requirement.
  437  After the effective date of this act, any local government that
  438  desires to adopt a fire sprinkler requirement on one-family one-
  439  or two-family dwellings must prepare an economic cost and
  440  benefit report that analyzes the application of fire sprinklers
  441  to one-family one- or two-family dwellings or any proposed
  442  residential subdivision. The report must consider the tradeoffs
  443  and specific cost savings and benefits of fire sprinklers for
  444  future owners of property. The report must include an assessment
  445  of the cost savings from any reduced or eliminated impact fees
  446  if applicable, the reduction in special fire district tax,
  447  insurance fees, and other taxes or fees imposed, and the waiver
  448  of certain infrastructure requirements including the reduction
  449  of roadway widths, the reduction of water line sizes, increased
  450  fire hydrant spacing, increased dead-end roadway length, and a
  451  reduction in cul-de-sac sizes relative to the costs from fire
  452  sprinkling. A failure to prepare an economic report shall result
  453  in the invalidation of the fire sprinkler requirement to any
  454  one-family one- or two-family dwelling or any proposed
  455  subdivision. In addition, a local jurisdiction or utility may
  456  not charge any additional fee, above what is charged to a non
  457  fire sprinklered dwelling, on the basis that a one-family one-
  458  or two-family dwelling unit is protected by a fire sprinkler
  459  system.
  460         (b)1.A county, municipality, special taxing district,
  461  public utility, or private utility may not require a separate
  462  water connection for a one-family or two-family dwelling fire
  463  sprinkler system if the hydraulic design has proven the existing
  464  connection is capable of supplying the needed hydraulic demand.
  465         2.A county, municipality, special district, public
  466  utility, or private utility may not charge a water or sewer rate
  467  to a one-family or two-family dwelling that requires a larger
  468  water meter solely due to the installation of fire sprinklers
  469  above that which is charged to a one-family and two-family
  470  dwelling with a base meter. If the installation of fire
  471  sprinklers in a one-family or two-family dwelling requires the
  472  installation of a larger water meter, only the difference in
  473  actual cost between the base water meter and the larger water
  474  meter may be charged by the water utility provider.
  475         Section 12. A local government may not require an owner of
  476  a residence to obtain a permit to paint such residence,
  477  regardless of whether the residence is owned by a limited
  478  liability company.
  479         Section 13. The Department of Education, in conjunction
  480  with the Department of Economic Opportunity, shall develop a
  481  plan to implement the recommendations of the Construction
  482  Industry Workforce Task Force Report dated January 20, 2017. The
  483  Department of Education shall provide the plan to the
  484  Construction Industry Workforce Task Force on or before July 31,
  485  2017.
  486         Section 14. CareerSource Florida, Inc., shall develop and
  487  submit a plan to the Construction Industry Workforce Task Force
  488  on the potential opportunities for training programs to
  489  implement the recommendations of the Construction Industry
  490  Workforce Task Force Report dated January 20, 2017, using
  491  existing federal funds awarded to the corporation and using the
  492  previous statewide Florida ReBuilds program as an implementation
  493  model for such programs. CareerSource Florida, Inc., shall
  494  provide the plan to the Construction Industry Workforce Task
  495  Force on or before July 31, 2017.
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  498  And the title is amended as follows:
  499         Delete lines 6 - 59
  500  and insert:
  501         engineers; amending s. 489.103, F.S.; revising an
  502         exemption from construction contracting regulation for
  503         certain public utilities; deleting responsibility of
  504         the Construction Industry Licensing Board to define
  505         the term “incidental to their business” for certain
  506         purposes; amending s. 553.721, F.S.; requiring the
  507         Department of Business and Professional Regulation to
  508         provide certain funds allocated to the University of
  509         Florida M. E. Rinker, Sr., School of Construction
  510         Management for specified purposes; providing an
  511         appropriation; amending s. 553.73, F.S.; requiring the
  512         Florida Building Commission to use certain entities
  513         and codes for updates to the Florida Building Code;
  514         revising voting requirements for a technical advisory
  515         committee to make a favorable recommendation to the
  516         commission; providing that certain technical
  517         amendments to the Florida Building Code which are
  518         adopted by a local government are not rendered void
  519         when the code is updated; specifying that such
  520         amendments are subject to review or modification if
  521         carried forward into the next edition of the code;
  522         requiring the commission to update the Florida
  523         Building Code through a review of the most current
  524         updates of specified codes; requiring the commission
  525         to adopt specified provisions from certain codes;
  526         deleting provisions limiting how long an amendment or
  527         modification is effective; deleting a provision
  528         requiring certain amendments or modifications to be
  529         carried forward into the next edition of the code,
  530         subject to certain conditions; deleting certain
  531         requirements for the resubmission of expired
  532         amendments; deleting a provision prohibiting a
  533         proposed amendment from being included in the code if
  534         it has been addressed in the international code;
  535         conforming provisions to changes made by the act;
  536         prohibiting the commission from adopting certain
  537         provisions into the Florida Building Code; amending s.
  538         553.76, F.S.; requiring the commission to adopt the
  539         Florida Building Code, and amendments thereto, by a
  540         minimum percentage of votes; amending s. 553.79, F.S.;
  541         prohibiting a political subdivision from adopting or
  542         enforcing certain building permits or other
  543         development order requirements; providing
  544         construction; providing for preemption of certain
  545         local laws and regulations; providing for retroactive
  546         applicability; providing an exemption; amending s.
  547         553.791, F.S.; providing