Florida Senate - 2016                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 704
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  02/01/2016           .                                

       The Committee on Community Affairs (Brandes) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (303364) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 425 and 426
    5  insert:
    6         Section 1. Section 553.883, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    7  read:
    8         553.883 Smoke alarms in one-family and two-family dwellings
    9  and townhomes.—One-family and two-family dwellings and townhomes
   10  undergoing a repair, or a level 1 alteration as defined in the
   11  Florida Building Code, may use smoke alarms powered by 10-year
   12  nonremovable, nonreplaceable batteries in lieu of retrofitting
   13  such dwelling with smoke alarms powered by the dwelling’s
   14  electrical system. Effective January 1, 2015, a battery-powered
   15  smoke alarm that is newly installed or replaces an existing
   16  battery-powered smoke alarm must be powered by a nonremovable,
   17  nonreplaceable battery that powers the alarm for at least 10
   18  years. The battery requirements of this section do not apply to
   19  a fire alarm, smoke detector, smoke alarm, or ancillary
   20  component that is electronically connected as a part of a
   21  centrally monitored or supervised alarm system; that uses a low
   22  power, radio frequency wireless communication signal; or that
   23  contains multiple sensors, such as a smoke alarm combined with a
   24  carbon monoxide alarm or other devices as the State Fire Marshal
   25  designates by rule.
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   28  And the title is amended as follows:
   29         Delete line 698
   30  and insert:
   31         deleting an obsolete provision; amending s. 553.883,
   32         F.S.; exempting certain devices from certain smoke
   33         alarm battery requirements; amending s. 553.908,