Florida Senate - 2011                              CS for SB 960
       By the Committee on Environmental Preservation and Conservation;
       and Senator Bennett
       592-02313-11                                           2011960c1
    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         providing for future expiration of such requirements;
   10         amending s. 527.21, F.S.; revising the term “propane”
   11         for purposes of the Florida Propane Gas Education,
   12         Safety, and Research Act, to incorporate changes to
   13         certain national standards in a reference thereto;
   14         providing an effective date.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18         Section 1. Subsection (3) of section 527.06, Florida
   19  Statutes, is amended to read:
   20         527.06 Rules.—
   21         (3)(a) Rules in substantial conformity with the published
   22  standards of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) are
   23  shall be deemed to be in substantial conformity with the
   24  generally accepted standards of safety concerning the same
   25  subject matter.
   26         (b) Notwithstanding any other law, the department or other
   27  state agency may not require compliance with the minimum
   28  separation distances of NFPA 58 for separation between a
   29  liquefied petroleum gas tank and a building, adjoining property
   30  line, other liquefied petroleum gas tank, or any source of
   31  ignition, except in compliance with the minimum separation
   32  distances of the 2011 edition of NFPA 58. This paragraph expires
   33  upon the last effective date of rules adopted, directly or
   34  incorporated by reference, by the department, the Florida
   35  Building Commission as part of the Florida Building Code, and
   36  the Office of State Fire Marshal as part of the Florida Fire
   37  Prevention Code of these minimum separation distances contained
   38  in the 2011 edition of NFPA 58, promulgated by the National Fire
   39  Protection Association.
   40         Section 2. Subsection (11) of section 527.21, Florida
   41  Statutes, is amended to read:
   42         527.21 Definitions relating to Florida Propane Gas
   43  Education, Safety, and Research Act.—As used in ss. 527.20
   44  527.23, the term:
   45         (11) “Propane” includes propane, butane, mixtures, and
   46  liquefied petroleum gas as defined by the National Fire
   47  Protection Association (NFPA) Standard 58, For The Storage and
   48  Handling of Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Gases.
   49         Section 3. This act shall take effect July 1, 2011.