Florida Senate - 2018                                    SB 1312
       By Senator Thurston
       33-01462-18                                           20181312__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to building standards for state
    3         subsidized developments; amending s. 553.79, F.S.;
    4         providing that the Florida Building Code must require
    5         state-subsidized developments to have an operational
    6         emergency power source; defining the term “emergency
    7         power source”; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (21) is added to section 553.79,
   12  Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         553.79 Permits; applications; issuance; inspections.—
   14         (21)The Florida Building Code must require all state
   15  subsidized developments to have an operational emergency power
   16  source. For purposes of this subsection, the term “emergency
   17  power source” means a system that provides an independent source
   18  of electric power during a loss of power supply and includes a
   19  supply of fuel sufficient to sustain the emergency power source
   20  for at least 7 days during a power outage. An emergency power
   21  system may include a generator, batteries, and other essential
   22  accessories needed to power such emergency power system.
   23         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2018.