Florida Senate - 2021 SB 960 By Senator Taddeo 40-00092B-21 2021960__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to residential swimming pools; 3 providing a short title; amending s. 468.8323, F.S.; 4 requiring a home inspector to specify in his or her 5 written report whether a swimming pool meets certain 6 requirements; amending s. 515.29, F.S.; requiring that 7 a pool barrier be used at certain times at a residence 8 where a young child resides; amending s. 515.33, F.S.; 9 requiring a property owner who owns a parcel with a 10 swimming pool to provide a person purchasing the 11 parcel with specified information relating to pool 12 safety; requiring the purchaser to acknowledge the 13 receipt of such information in writing; providing an 14 effective date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. This act may be cited as the “Sylas Alexander 19 Gatlyn Act”. 20 Section 2. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (1) of 21 section 468.8323, Florida Statutes, to read: 22 468.8323 Home inspection report.—Upon completion of each 23 home inspection for compensation, the home inspector shall 24 provide a written report prepared for the client. 25 (1) The home inspector shall report: 26 (d) If there is a swimming pool, as defined in s. 515.25, 27 whether the swimming pool meets at least one of the requirements 28 under s. 515.27(1). 29 Section 3. Subsection (6) is added to section 515.29, 30 Florida Statutes, to read: 31 515.29 Residential swimming pool barrier requirements.— 32 (6) A swimming pool at a residence that has a young child 33 residing at the residence must have a barrier in place any time 34 the pool is not being used or cleaned. 35 Section 4. Section 515.33, Florida Statutes, is amended to 36 read: 37 515.33 Information required to be furnished to buyers.— 38 (1) A licensed pool contractor, on entering into an 39 agreement with a buyer to build a residential swimming pool, or 40 a licensed home builder or developer, on entering into an 41 agreement with a buyer to build a house that includes a 42 residential swimming pool, must give the buyer a document 43 containing the requirements of this chapter and a copy of the 44 publication produced by the department under s. 515.31 that 45 provides information on drowning prevention and the 46 responsibilities of pool ownership. 47 (2) A property owner who owns a parcel that includes a 48 swimming pool, on entering into an agreement with a buyer for 49 the purchase of such parcel, must give the buyer a document 50 containing the requirements of this chapter and a copy of the 51 publication produced by the department under s. 515.31 that 52 provides information on drowning prevention and the 53 responsibilities of pool ownership. The buyer must acknowledge, 54 in writing, that he or she received such documents. 55 Section 5. This act shall take effect July 1, 2021.