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.
   16  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   18         Section 1. Section 553.843, Florida Statutes, is created to
   19  read:
   20         553.843Approval 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.