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. 14 15 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 16 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.