Florida Senate - 2019                                     SB 830
       By Senator Braynon
       35-01240-19                                            2019830__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to emergency power for facilities
    3         providing dialysis services; amending s. 553.73, F.S.;
    4         directing the Florida Building Code to require
    5         facilities that provide dialysis services to have an
    6         operational emergency power source; defining the term
    7         “emergency power source”; providing an effective date.
    9  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   11         Section 1. Subsection (21) is added to section 553.73,
   12  Florida Statutes, to read:
   13         553.73 Florida Building Code.—
   14         (21)The Florida Building Code must require all facilities
   15  that provide dialysis services to have an operational emergency
   16  power source. For purposes of this subsection, the term
   17  “emergency power source” means a system that provides an
   18  independent source of electric power during a loss of power
   19  supply and includes a supply of fuel sufficient to sustain the
   20  emergency power source for at least 7 days during a power
   21  outage. An emergency power system may include a generator,
   22  batteries, and other essential accessories needed to power the
   23  emergency power system.
   24         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2019.