Florida Senate - 2017                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for SB 802
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              
                  Comm: RCS            .                                
                  04/28/2017           .                                

       The Committee on Rules (Passidomo) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Between lines 473 and 474
    4  insert:
    5         Section 25. Subsections (1) and (2) of section 468.603,
    6  Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
    7         468.603 Definitions.—As used in this part:
    8         (1) “Building code administrator” or “building official”
    9  means any of those employees of municipal or county governments,
   10  or any person contracted by a municipal or county government,
   11  who have with building construction regulation responsibilities
   12  and who are charged with the responsibility for direct
   13  regulatory administration or supervision of plan review,
   14  enforcement, or inspection of building construction, erection,
   15  repair, addition, remodeling, demolition, or alteration projects
   16  that require permitting indicating compliance with building,
   17  plumbing, mechanical, electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy,
   18  accessibility, and other construction codes as required by state
   19  law or municipal or county ordinance. This term is synonymous
   20  with “building official” as used in the administrative chapter
   21  of the Standard Building Code and the South Florida Building
   22  Code. One person employed or contracted by each municipal or
   23  county government as a building code administrator or building
   24  official and who is so certified under this part may be
   25  authorized to perform any plan review or inspection for which
   26  certification is required by this part.
   27         (2) “Building code inspector” means any of those employees
   28  of local governments or state agencies, or any person contracted
   29  by a local government or state agency, who have with building
   30  construction regulation responsibilities and who themselves
   31  conduct inspections of building construction, erection, repair,
   32  addition, or alteration projects that require permitting
   33  indicating compliance with building, plumbing, mechanical,
   34  electrical, gas, fire prevention, energy, accessibility, and
   35  other construction codes as required by state law or municipal
   36  or county ordinance.
   37         Section 26. Subsection (3) of section 468.617, Florida
   38  Statutes, is amended to read:
   39         468.617 Joint building code inspection department; other
   40  arrangements.—
   41         (3) Nothing in this part shall prohibit any county or
   42  municipal government, school board, community college board,
   43  state university, or state agency from entering into any
   44  contract with any person or entity for the provision of building
   45  code administrator, building official, or building code
   46  inspection services regulated under this part, and
   47  notwithstanding any other statutory provision, such county or
   48  municipal governments may enter into contracts.
   50  ================= T I T L E  A M E N D M E N T ================
   51  And the title is amended as follows:
   52         Between lines 58 and 59
   53  insert:
   54         s. 468.603, F.S.; redefining the terms “building code
   55         administrator,” “building official,” and “building
   56         code inspector”; amending s. 468.617, F.S.; providing
   57         that a county or municipal government, school board,
   58         community college board, state university, or state
   59         agency is not prohibited from entering into any
   60         contract with any person or entity for the provision
   61         of building code administrator or building official
   62         services; amending