Florida Senate - 2020 SB 1594 By Senator Powell 30-00097A-20 20201594__ 1 A bill to be entitled 2 An act relating to firesafety inspectors; creating s. 3 633.217, F.S.; prohibiting certain actions to 4 influence a firesafety inspector into violating 5 certain provisions; prohibiting a firesafety inspector 6 from knowingly and willfully accepting an attempt to 7 influence the firesafety inspector into violating 8 certain provisions; providing an effective date. 9 10 Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida: 11 12 Section 1. Section 633.217, Florida Statutes, is created to 13 read: 14 633.217 Influencing a firesafety inspector; prohibited 15 acts.— 16 (1) A person may not influence a firesafety inspector by: 17 (a) Threatening, coercing, tricking, persuading, 18 interfering with, or otherwise influencing, or attempting to 19 threaten, coerce, trick, persuade, interfere with, or otherwise 20 influence, the firesafety inspector into violating any provision 21 of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, any rule adopted by the 22 State Fire Marshal, or any provision of this chapter. 23 (b) Offering any compensation to the firesafety inspector 24 to induce a violation of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, any 25 rule adopted by the State Fire Marshal, or any provision of this 26 chapter. 27 (2) A firesafety inspector may not knowingly and willfully 28 accept an attempt by a person to influence the firesafety 29 inspector into violating any provision of the Florida Fire 30 Prevention Code, any rule adopted by the State Fire Marshal, or 31 any provision of this chapter. 32 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.