Florida Senate - 2011                                     SB 960
       By Senator Bennett
       21-00938A-11                                           2011960__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to liquefied petroleum gas; amending
    3         s. 527.06, F.S.; prohibiting the Department of
    4         Agriculture and Consumer Services and other state
    5         agencies from requiring compliance with certain
    6         national standards for liquefied petroleum gas tanks
    7         unless the department or agencies require compliance
    8         with a specified edition of the national standards;
    9         amending s. 527.21, F.S.; revising the term “propane”
   10         for purposes of the Florida Propane Gas Education,
   11         Safety, and Research Act, to incorporate changes to
   12         certain national standards in a reference thereto;
   13         providing an effective date.
   15  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   17         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 527.06, Florida
   18  Statutes, is amended to read:
   19         527.06 Rules.—
   20         (3)(a) Rules in substantial conformity with the published
   21  standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are
   22  shall be deemed to be in substantial conformity with the
   23  generally accepted standards of safety concerning the same
   24  subject matter.
   25         (b) Notwithstanding any other law, the department or other
   26  state agency may not require compliance with the minimum
   27  separation distances of NFPA 58 for separation between a
   28  liquefied petroleum gas tank and a building, adjoining property
   29  line, other liquefied petroleum gas tank, or any source of
   30  ignition, except in compliance with the minimum separation
   31  distances of the 2011 edition of NFPA 58.
   32         Section 2. Subsection (11) of section 527.21, Florida
   33  Statutes, is amended to read:
   34         527.21 Definitions relating to Florida Propane Gas
   35  Education, Safety, and Research Act.—As used in ss. 527.20
   36  527.23, the term:
   37         (11) “Propane” includes propane, butane, mixtures, and
   38  liquefied petroleum gas as defined by the National Fire
   39  Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 58, For The Storage and
   40  Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Gases.
   41         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.