Florida - HB 901 - 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)

  • 02-20-2017 - Filed
  • 03-01-2017 - Referred to Careers and Competition Subcommittee; Commerce Committee
  • 03-07-2017 - Introduced
  • 03-24-2017 - On Committee agenda-- Careers and Competition Subcommittee, 03/28/17, 8:00 am, Webster Hall
  • 03-28-2017 - CS by Careers and Competition Subcommittee; YEAS 14 NAYS 0
  • 03-29-2017 - CS by Careers and Competition Subcommittee read 1st time
  • 03-29-2017 - Pending review of CS under Rule 7.18(c)
  • 03-30-2017 - Now in Commerce Committee
  • 05-05-2017 - Indefinitely postponed and withdrawn from consideration
  • 05-05-2017 - Died in Commerce Committee

Votes (1)

DateMotion (click for details)ChamberCommitteeYes
03-28-2017Favorable With Committee Substitute (Careers & Competition Subcommittee)House1401yes

News (2)

House, Senate move in different directions on building code reform - SaintPetersBlog (blog)
Published by saintpetersblog.com
Mon, 03 Apr 2017 09:13:38 GMT

The House Careers & Competition Subcommittee voted unanimously last week to approve legislation (HB 901) that would keep international and national building codes as the baseline for the Florida Building Codes, but would require the Florida Building ...

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

Lawmakers in both chambers are scheduled to consider legislation Tuesday that could change the way the Florida Building Code is updated; a move that could have a big impact on the construction and insurance industries. The proposals (HB 901 and SB ...