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Florida – HB 715/ SB 1036 (Building Codes)

Issue: Building Code fees

Affects:  Those who build pools/spas

Send comments to:  Jennifer Hatfield, jhatfield@apsp.org

Bill Summary: This bill relates to enforcement of Florida Building Code and seeks to amend the code to prohibit a local government from carrying forward an amount exceeding the average of it’s operating budget, not including reserve amounts, for enforcing the Florida Building Code for the previous four fiscal years. 

A local government must use any excess funds it is prohibited from carrying forward to increase services, reduce fees, or provide funding to entities designated as not for profit under s. 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code whose primary purpose is to expand training opportunities for the construction industry. 

Status: Both bills died May 3, 2019.

HB 715: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/715/BillText/c1/PDF

SB 1036: http://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2019/1036/BillText/Filed/PDF