Florida Senate - 2020 CS for SB 1594 By the Committee on Criminal Justice; and Senator Powell 591-03456-20 20201594c1 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, or attempting to 18 threaten, coerce, or trick the firesafety inspector into 19 violating any provision of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, any 20 rule adopted by the State Fire Marshal, or any provision of this 21 chapter. 22 (b) Offering any compensation to the firesafety inspector 23 to induce a violation of the Florida Fire Prevention Code, any 24 rule adopted by the State Fire Marshal, or any provision of this 25 chapter. 26 (2) A firesafety inspector may not knowingly and willfully 27 accept an attempt by a person to influence the firesafety 28 inspector into violating any provision of the Florida Fire 29 Prevention Code, any rule adopted by the State Fire Marshal, or 30 any provision of this chapter. 31 Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2020.