Florida Senate - 2022                                     SB 4-D
       By Senator Boyd
       21-00004-22D                                            20224D__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to roof repair, replacement, and
    3         recovering requirements; amending s. 553.844, F.S.;
    4         providing that the entire roofing system or roof
    5         section of certain existing buildings or structures
    6         does not have to be repaired, replaced, or recovered
    7         in accordance with the Florida Building Code under
    8         certain circumstances; requiring the Florida Building
    9         Commission to adopt rules and incorporate the rules
   10         into the building code; prohibiting local governments
   11         from adopting certain administrative or technical
   12         amendments to the building code; providing an
   13         effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Subsection (5) is added to section 553.844,
   18  Florida Statutes, to read:
   19         553.844 Windstorm loss mitigation; requirements for roofs
   20  and opening protection.—
   21         (5) Notwithstanding any provision in the Florida Building
   22  Code to the contrary, if an existing roofing system or roof
   23  section was built, repaired, or replaced in compliance with the
   24  requirements of the 2007 Florida Building Code, or any
   25  subsequent editions of the Florida Building Code, and 25 percent
   26  or more of such roofing system or roof section is being
   27  repaired, replaced, or recovered, only the repaired, replaced,
   28  or recovered portion is required to be constructed in accordance
   29  with the Florida Building Code in effect, as applicable. The
   30  Florida Building Commission shall adopt this exception by rule
   31  and incorporate it in the Florida Building Code. Notwithstanding
   32  s. 553.73(4), a local government may not adopt by ordinance an
   33  administrative or technical amendment to this exception.
   34         Section 2. This act shall take effect upon becoming a law.