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Florida – HB 1079/SB 1440 (Water Safety)

Issue: Public Swimming Pool telephones for emergency

Affects:  Those who build/service public pools

Bill Summary: This bill relates to public swimming pool telephones. 


The proposed language states:


By December 31, 2019, or an earlier date determined by the county health department, each public swimming pool must have available a telephone for all public swimming pool users in case of an emergency.


The telephone must:

(a) Be capable of directly dialing 911 or a central monitoring station in compliance with North American safety standards which is either ETL or UL listed.

(b) Include dialing instructions.

(c) Be permanently mounted inside the pool premises or outside the premises, within 75 feet of a pool entrance.

(d) Be visible from within the pool premises, or if the telephone is not visible from within the pool premises, a sign must be posted inside the premises indicating its location.

Status:  Both bills died May 3, 2019.

HB: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/1079/BillText/Filed/PDF 

SB: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/1440/BillText/Filed/PDF