Florida Senate - 2020                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 504
       
       
       
       
       
       
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       The Committee on Community Affairs (Perry) recommended the
       following:
       
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
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    3         Before line 26
    4  insert:
    5         Section 1. Subsections (2) and (3) of section 218.80,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         218.80 Public Bid Disclosure Act.—
    8         (2) It is the intent of the Legislature that a local
    9  governmental entity shall disclose all of the local governmental
   10  entity’s permits or fees, including, but not limited to, all
   11  license fees, permit fees, impact fees, or inspection fees,
   12  payable by the contractor to the unit of government that issued
   13  the bidding documents or other request for proposal, unless such
   14  permits or fees are disclosed in the bidding documents or other
   15  request for proposal for the project at the time the project was
   16  let for bid. It is further the intent of the Legislature to
   17  prohibit local governments from halting construction to collect
   18  any undisclosed permits or fees which were not disclosed or
   19  included in the bidding documents or other request for proposal
   20  for the project at the time the project was let for bid.
   21         (3) Bidding documents or other request for proposal issued
   22  for bids by a local governmental entity, or any public contract
   23  entered into between a local governmental entity and a
   24  contractor shall disclose each permit or fee which the
   25  contractor will have to pay before or during construction and
   26  shall include the dollar amount or the percentage method or the
   27  unit method of all permits or fees which may be required by the
   28  local government as a part of the contract. If the request for
   29  proposal does not require the response to include a final fixed
   30  price, the local governmental entity is not required to disclose
   31  any fees or assessments in the request for proposal. However, at
   32  least 10 days prior to requiring the contractor to submit a
   33  final fixed price for the project, the local governmental entity
   34  shall make the disclosures required in this section. Any of the
   35  local governmental entity’s permits or fees that which are not
   36  disclosed in the bidding documents, other request for proposal,
   37  or a contract between a local government and a contractor shall
   38  not be assessed or collected after the contract is let. No local
   39  government shall halt construction under any public contract or
   40  delay completion of the contract in order to collect any permits
   41  or fees that which were not provided for or specified in the
   42  bidding documents, other request for proposal, or the contract.
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   44  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   45  And the title is amended as follows:
   46         Delete line 3
   47  and insert:
   48         construction works; amending s. 218.80, F.S.; revising
   49         legislative intent; revising disclosure requirements
   50         for bidding documents and other requests for proposals
   51         issued for bids by a local government entity and
   52         public contracts entered into between local
   53         governmental entities and contractors; amending s.
   54         255.20, F.S.;