Florida Senate - 2019 CS for SB 1420 By the Committee on Community Affairs; and Senator Gruters 578-03523-19 20191420c1 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to insulation products; creating s. 3 553.843, F.S.; requiring manufacturers to provide 4 certain testing data for approval of certain 5 insulation products under the Florida Building Code; 6 requiring the manufacturer to provide the testing data 7 to certain persons upon request; specifying that 8 evaluation reports may only be used for certain 9 purposes; providing requirements for evaluation 10 reports; requiring the testing lab to have a certain 11 accreditation; specifying that failure to provide the 12 testing data is a violation of the Florida Deceptive 13 and Unfair Trade Practices Act; providing an effective 14 date. 15 16 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 17 18 Section 1. Section 553.843, Florida Statutes, is created to 19 read: 20 553.843 Approval of interior building envelope insulation 21 products.— 22 (1) In order for interior building envelope insulation 23 products that are not subject to s. 553.842 to be approved under 24 the Florida Building Code, manufacturers must provide current 25 testing data, which includes the test lab where a product was 26 tested, the test report number, and the date on which the 27 testing took place. This testing data must conform to the 28 current Florida Building Code as it relates to the standards for 29 individual insulation products, must meet standards set forth by 30 the American Society for Testing and Materials, and must comply 31 with the Federal Trade Commission’s regulations in 16 C.F.R. 32 part 460. 33 (2) Such testing data must be provided to building code 34 officials and building professionals upon request. Evaluation 35 reports may only be used as supporting documentation to the 36 testing data. The report must be for a single product and must 37 contain the test lab where a product was tested, the test report 38 number, and the date on which the testing took place. The test 39 lab must be accredited by a national organization such as the 40 American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) or the 41 National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program of the 42 National Institute of Standards and Technology. 43 (3) Failure to comply with this section constitutes a 44 violation of the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices 45 Act under part II of chapter 501. 46 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.