Florida Senate - 2011 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 408 Barcode 458400 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House Comm: UNFAV . 02/22/2011 . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Fasano) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment (with title amendment) 2 3 Between lines 2787 and 2788 4 insert: 5 Section 22. Section 627.7066, Florida Statutes, is created 6 to read: 7 627.7066 Investigation and remediation permits.— 8 (1) Each county shall, by ordinance, require a property 9 owner to obtain an investigation permit before conducting an 10 investigation of potential sinkhole activity. 11 (a) An application for such permit must include a legal 12 description of the property to be investigated and the name of 13 the property owner. 14 (b) Upon completion of the investigation, a summary of the 15 results, which includes the dates of the investigation, the type 16 of testing and analysis conducted, who conducted the 17 investigation, and the findings of the investigation, must be 18 submitted to the county and filed with the permit application. 19 (c) A copy of the permit and the summary document must be 20 filed in the public records of the county. 21 (d) All permit costs and the cost of recording shall be 22 paid by the permit applicant. 23 (2) Each county shall, by ordinance, require any person 24 providing stabilization and foundation repairs resulting from 25 sinkhole activity to obtain a remediation permit. 26 (a) An application for such permit must include a legal 27 description of the property, the name of the property owner, and 28 identify the proposed repairs, including the quantities of 29 materials to be used and estimated repair costs. 30 (b) Upon completion of repairs, a summary of the repair 31 activities conducted, including materials used and the cost of 32 such materials plus labor, an accounting of any differences 33 between the estimated and actual materials and costs, and 34 payments by the insurer to the owner pursuant to a sinkhole 35 claim, must be submitted to the county and filed with the permit 36 application. 37 (c) A copy of the permit and the summary document must be 38 filed in the public records of the county. 39 (d) All permit costs and the cost of recording shall be 40 paid by the person conducting the repairs. 41 42 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 43 And the title is amended as follows: 44 Delete line 164 45 and insert: 46 the establishment of a sinkhole database; creating s. 47 627.7066, F.S.; requiring counties to adopt an 48 ordinance requiring permits before conducting an 49 investigation of potential sinkhole activity and 50 before making any repairs resulting from sinkhole 51 activity; requiring a summary of the investigation and 52 repairs conducted to be filed with the permit; 53 requiring a copy of the permit and summary to be filed 54 in the county records; amending s.