Florida Senate - 2019 COMMITTEE AMENDMENT Bill No. SB 908 Ì431804ÅÎ431804 LEGISLATIVE ACTION Senate . House . . . . . ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— ————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— The Committee on Banking and Insurance (Perry) recommended the following: 1 Senate Amendment to Amendment (532288) (with title 2 amendment) 3 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: 55 56 UNIFORM FIRE ALARM PERMIT APPLICATION 57 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: .... 76 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. 82 83 ...(Signature of Owner, Contractor, or Agent)... 84 Printed Name: .... 85 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. 93 94 ================= T I T L E A M E N D M E N T ================ 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.