Florida Senate - 2019 SB 830 By Senator Braynon 35-01240-19 2019830__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to emergency power for facilities 3 providing dialysis services; amending s. 553.73, F.S.; 4 directing the Florida Building Code to require 5 facilities that provide dialysis services to have an 6 operational emergency power source; defining the term 7 “emergency power source”; providing an effective date. 8 9 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 10 11 Section 1. Subsection (21) is added to section 553.73, 12 Florida Statutes, to read: 13 553.73 Florida Building Code.— 14 (21) The Florida Building Code must require all facilities 15 that provide dialysis services to have an operational emergency 16 power source. For purposes of this subsection, the term 17 “emergency power source” means a system that provides an 18 independent source of electric power during a loss of power 19 supply and includes a supply of fuel sufficient to sustain the 20 emergency power source for at least 7 days during a power 21 outage. An emergency power system may include a generator, 22 batteries, and other essential accessories needed to power the 23 emergency power system. 24 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.