Florida - SB 7000 - 2017

Relating to the Florida Building Commission; amending s. 553.73, F.S.; requiring the commission to use the 6th edition, and subsequent editions, of the Florida Building Code as the foundation for the development of and updates to the code; requiring the commission to review, rather than update, the Florida Building Code every 3 years; deleting a provision that specifies how long amendments or modifications to the foundation remain effective; deleting provisions limiting how long an amendment or modification is effective; deleting a provision requiring certain amendments or modifications to be carried forward into the next edition of the code, subject to certain conditions; deleting certain requirements for the resubmission of expired amendments; deleting a provision prohibiting a proposed amendment from being included in the foundation if it has been addressed in the international code; conforming provisions to changes made by the act; amending s. 553.76, F.S.; requiring the commission to adopt the Florida Building Code, and amendments thereto, by a minimum percentage of votes; providing an effective date.

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Added On: 02-27-2017
Updated On: 06-03-2017
Status: Introduced
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Companion Bills (1)

Actions (10)

  • 01-13-2017 - Submitted for consideration by Community Affairs
  • 01-13-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Community Affairs, 01/24/17, 10:00 am, 301 Senate Office Building -- Submitted as Committee Bill; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
  • 01-24-2017 - Filed
  • 02-09-2017 - Referred to Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; Appropriations
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-10-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government, 03/15/17, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
  • 03-15-2017 - Subcommittee Recommendation: CS by Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government; YEAS 8 NAYS 0
  • 03-17-2017 - Now in Appropriations
  • 05-05-2017 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
  • 05-05-2017 - Died in Appropriations

Votes (2)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
01-24-2017Submitted as Committee BillSenate800yes
03-15-2017Favorable with Committee SubstituteSenate801yes

News (2)

Battle over building code changes could take center stage in House, Senate today - Florida Politics (blog)
Published by floridapolitics.com
Tue, 28 Mar 2017 09:38:38 GMT

Sponsored by Sen. Jeff Brandes, the bill was amended during the Senate Community Affairs Committee meeting earlier this month to include the the entirety of a committee bill (SB 7000) backed by Sen. Tom Lee, a Thonotosassa Republican homebuilder ...

Senate committee passes Florida Building Code reform - SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Published by saintpetersblog.com
Wed, 25 Jan 2017 00:59:23 GMT

By unanimous vote, the Senate Community Affairs Committee passed a bill Tuesday that would change the way the state makes changes to the Florida Building Code. Every three years the Florida Building Commission ... LobbyTools reports that if passed, SB ...