Florida Senate - 2022 SB 1190 By Senator Boyd 21-01019-22 20221190__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to two-way radio communication 3 enhancement systems; amending s. 633.202, F.S.; 4 authorizing the use of two-way radio communication 5 enhancement systems to comply with certain radio 6 signal strength requirements in the Florida Fire 7 Prevention Code; specifying that such systems or 8 equivalent systems are not required in certain 9 apartment buildings; providing an effective date. 10 11 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 12 13 Section 1. Subsection (18) of section 633.202, Florida 14 Statutes, is amended to read: 15 633.202 Florida Fire Prevention Code.— 16 (18) The authority having jurisdiction shall determine the 17 minimum radio signal strength for fire department communications 18 in all new high-rise and existing high-rise buildings. Two-way 19 radio communication enhancement systems or equivalent systems 20 may be used to comply with the minimum radio signal strength 21 requirements. However, two-way radio communication enhancement 22 systems or equivalent systems are not required in apartment 23 buildings that are 75 feet or less in height. Existing buildings 24 are not required to comply with minimum radio strength for fire 25 department communications and two-way radio communication 26 enhancement systems
system enhancement communicationsas 27 required by the Florida Fire Prevention Code until January 1, 28 2025. However, by January 1, 2024, an existing building that is 29 not in compliance with the requirements for minimum radio 30 strength for fire department communications must apply for an 31 appropriate permit for the required installation with the local 32 government agency having jurisdiction and must demonstrate that 33 the building will become compliant by January 1, 2025. Existing 34 apartment buildings are not required to comply until January 1, 35 2025. However, existing apartment buildings are required to 36 apply for the appropriate permit for the required communications 37 installation by January 1, 2024. 38 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.