Florida Senate - 2019                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. SB 908
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Perry) recommended the
    1         Senate Amendment to Amendment (532288) (with title
    2  amendment)
    4         Between lines 4 and 5
    5  insert:
    6         Section 1. Section 553.792, Florida Statutes, is amended to
    7  read:
    8         553.792 Building permit application to local government;
    9  fire alarm permit applications.—
   10         (1) Within 10 days of an applicant submitting an
   11  application to the local government, the local government shall
   12  advise the applicant what information, if any, is needed to deem
   13  the application properly completed in compliance with the filing
   14  requirements published by the local government. If the local
   15  government does not provide written notice that the applicant
   16  has not submitted the properly completed application, the
   17  application shall be automatically deemed properly completed and
   18  accepted. Within 45 days after receiving a completed
   19  application, a local government must notify an applicant if
   20  additional information is required for the local government to
   21  determine the sufficiency of the application, and shall specify
   22  the additional information that is required. The applicant must
   23  submit the additional information to the local government or
   24  request that the local government act without the additional
   25  information. While the applicant responds to the request for
   26  additional information, the 120-day period described in this
   27  subsection is tolled. Both parties may agree to a reasonable
   28  request for an extension of time, particularly in the event of a
   29  force major or other extraordinary circumstance. The local
   30  government must approve, approve with conditions, or deny the
   31  application within 120 days following receipt of a completed
   32  application.
   33         (2) The procedures set forth in subsection (1) apply to the
   34  following building permit applications: accessory structure;
   35  alarm permit; nonresidential buildings less than 25,000 square
   36  feet; electric; irrigation permit; landscaping; mechanical;
   37  plumbing; residential units other than a single family unit;
   38  multifamily residential not exceeding 50 units; roofing; signs;
   39  site-plan approvals and subdivision plats not requiring public
   40  hearings or public notice; and lot grading and site alteration
   41  associated with the permit application set forth in this
   42  subsection. The procedures set forth in subsection (1) do not
   43  apply to permits for any wireless communications facilities or
   44  when a law, agency rule, or local ordinance specify different
   45  timeframes for review of local building permit applications.
   46         (3)For any project requiring a fire alarm permit, a
   47  uniform fire alarm permit application must be used and submitted
   48  to the local enforcement agency along with any required
   49  drawings, plans, and supporting documentation. The uniform fire
   50  alarm permit application may be submitted electronically or by
   51  facsimile and must be signed by the owner, contractor, or
   52  authorized representative of either such person. The uniform
   53  fire alarm permit application must contain the following
   54  information in substantially the following form:
   56                UNIFORM FIRE ALARM PERMIT APPLICATION              
   58         Tax Folio No.: ....
   59         Application No.: ....
   60         Owner or Representative Name: ....
   61         Property Address: ....
   62         City: .... State: .... Zip: ....
   63         Phone: ....
   64         Fee Simple Titleholder’s Name (if other than owner): ....
   65         Fee Simple Titleholder’s Address (if other than owner):
   66  ....
   67         Description of Work: .... New Install .... Replacement ....
   68  Addition .... Other ....
   69         Construction Type: ....
   70         Proposed Use: ....
   71         Alarm Contractor’s Name: ....
   72         Alarm Contractor’s Address: ....
   73         City: .... State: .... Zip: ....
   74         Phone: ....
   75         Alarm Contractor’s License No: ....
   77         Application is hereby made to obtain a permit to do the
   78  work and installation as indicated. I certify that no work or
   79  installation has commenced before the filing of this permit
   80  application. I certify that all of the foregoing information is
   81  true and accurate.
   83         ...(Signature of Owner, Contractor, or Agent)...
   84         Printed Name: ....
   86         (4) The procedures set forth in subsection (1) do not apply
   87  to the installation or replacement of a fire alarm system if a
   88  plans review is not required by the local enforcement agency.
   89         (5)For repairs to an existing fire alarm system that was
   90  previously permitted by the local enforcement agency, the
   91  contractor may begin the repair upon filing the uniform fire
   92  alarm permit application with the local enforcement agency.
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   95  And the title is amended as follows:
   96         Between lines 187 and 188
   97  insert:
   98         553.792, F.S.; requiring that a uniform fire alarm
   99         permit application, along with certain other
  100         information, be used and submitted to the local
  101         enforcement agency for any project requiring a fire
  102         alarm permit; providing that such application may be
  103         submitted by certain means; providing a signature
  104         requirement; specifying information required in, and a
  105         form for, such applications; providing applicability
  106         of certain building permit application procedures;
  107         authorizing contractors, under certain circumstances,
  108         to begin repairs of fire alarm system upon filing the
  109         uniform fire alarm permit application; amending s.