Florida Senate - 2015 CS for SB 926 By the Committee on Health Policy; and Senator Sobel 588-03204-15 2015926c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to the Calder Sloan Swimming Pool 3 Electrical-Safety Task Force; creating the Calder 4 Sloan Swimming Pool Electrical-Safety Task Force 5 within the Florida Building Commission; specifying the 6 purpose of the task force; providing for membership; 7 requiring members of the task force to elect the 8 chair; requiring the Florida Building Commission to 9 provide staff, information, and other assistance to 10 the task force; authorizing the reimbursement of task 11 force members for certain expenses; requiring a report 12 to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the 13 Speaker of the House of Representatives by a specified 14 date; providing for future repeal of the task force; 15 providing an effective date. 16 17 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 18 19 Section 1. Calder Sloan Swimming Pool Electrical-Safety 20 Task Force.—There is established within the Florida Building 21 Commission a Calder Sloan Swimming Pool Electrical-Safety Task 22 Force, which is a task force as defined in s. 20.03, Florida 23 Statutes. 24 (1) The primary purpose of the task force is to study and 25 report to the Governor, the President of the Senate, and the 26 Speaker of the House of Representatives on recommended revisions 27 to the Florida Statutes concerning standards pertaining to 28 grounding, bonding, lighting, wiring, and all electrical aspects 29 for safety in and around public and private swimming pools. The 30 task force report is due by October 1, 2015. 31 (2) The task force shall consist of 10 members, including 32 the chair of the Florida Building Commission or her or his 33 designee, the State Surgeon General or her or his designee, and 34 8 members who are appointed by the chair of the Florida Building 35 Commission. Each appointed member must be or represent one of 36 the following: 37 (a) An electrical contractor certified to do business in 38 this state and actively engaged in the profession, who has 39 experience with swimming pools. 40 (b) A general contractor certified to do business in this 41 state and actively engaged in the profession, who has experience 42 with swimming pools. 43 (c) A swimming pool contractor licensed to do business in 44 this state and actively engaged in the profession. 45 (d) An electric utility provider doing business in this 46 state. 47 (e) A county building code inspector. 48 (f) A licensed real estate broker. 49 (g) An owner of a public swimming pool as defined in s. 50 514.011, Florida Statutes. 51 (h) An owner of a private swimming pool as defined in s. 52 514.011, Florida Statutes. 53 (3) The members of the task force shall elect the chair. 54 (4) The Florida Building Commission shall provide such 55 staff, information, and other assistance as is reasonably 56 necessary to assist the task force in carrying out its 57 responsibilities. 58 (5) Members of the task force shall serve without 59 compensation, but may receive reimbursement as provided in s. 60 112.061, Florida Statutes, for travel and other necessary 61 expenses incurred in the performance of their official duties. 62 (6) The task force shall meet as often as necessary to 63 fulfill its responsibilities and meetings may be conducted by 64 conference call, teleconferencing, or similar technology. 65 (7) This section expires December 31, 2015. 66 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2015.