Florida Senate - 2021                        COMMITTEE AMENDMENT
       Bill No. CS for CS for SB 1146
                              LEGISLATIVE ACTION                        
                    Senate             .             House              

       The Committee on Rules (Brodeur) recommended the following:
    1         Senate Amendment (with title amendment)
    3         Delete lines 460 - 930
    4  and insert:
    5         (b)The commission may issue errata to the code pursuant to
    6  the rule adoption procedures in chapter 120 to list demonstrated
    7  errors in provisions contained within the Florida Building Code.
    8  The determination of such errors and the issuance of errata to
    9  the code must be approved by a 75 percent supermajority vote of
   10  the commission. For purposes of this paragraph, “errata to the
   11  code” means a list of errors in current and previous editions of
   12  the Florida Building Code.
   13         Section 4. Subsection (7) of section 553.77, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         553.77 Specific powers of the commission.—
   16         (7) Building officials shall recognize and enforce variance
   17  orders issued by the Department of Health under s. 514.0115(9)
   18  pursuant to s. 514.0115(8), including any conditions attached to
   19  the granting of the variance.
   20         Section 5. Paragraph (d) is added to subsection (1) of
   21  section 553.79, Florida Statutes, and subsection (23) is added
   22  to that section, to read:
   23         553.79 Permits; applications; issuance; inspections.—
   24         (1)
   25         (d)A local government may not require a contract between a
   26  builder and an owner for the issuance of a building permit or as
   27  a requirement for the submission of a building permit
   28  application.
   29         (23)Notwithstanding any law, regulation or ordinance, a
   30  local government may not prohibit or otherwise restrict the
   31  ability of a property owner to obtain a building permit to
   32  demolish and replace any single-family residential dwelling
   33  located in a coastal high hazard area, moderate flood zone, or
   34  special flood hazard area according to the Federal Emergency
   35  Management Agency’s Flood Insurance Rate Map if the lowest floor
   36  elevation of the dwelling is at or below the property’s base
   37  flood elevation plus one foot pursuant to Florida Building Code
   38  or pursuant to local ordinance, whichever is higher, and all
   39  other Florida Building Code requirements are met. Demolition
   40  permits issued under this section may only be reviewed
   41  administratively for compliance with the Florida Building Code
   42  and other applicable construction regulations, and are not
   43  subject to any additional land development regulation or zoning
   44  approval that requires a public hearing before the issuance of
   45  the permit. Local governments may not impose additional
   46  regulatory requirements on the replacement single-family
   47  residential dwelling which would not otherwise be applicable to
   48  a similarly situated vacant parcel and may not penalize the
   49  owner for such demolition.
   50         Section 6. Present subsections (10) through (19) of section
   51  553.791, Florida Statutes, are redesignated as subsections (11)
   52  through (20), respectively, a new subsection (10) and subsection
   53  (21) are added to that section, and subsection (1), paragraph
   54  (b) of subsection (2), subsections (3), (4), and (6), paragraphs
   55  (b) and (d) of subsection (7), subsections (8) and (9), and
   56  present subsections (10), (11), (12), (14), and (15) are
   57  amended, to read:
   58         553.791 Alternative plans review and inspection.—
   59         (1) As used in this section, the term:
   60         (a) “Applicable codes” means the Florida Building Code and
   61  any local technical amendments to the Florida Building Code but
   62  does not include the applicable minimum fire prevention and
   63  firesafety codes adopted pursuant to chapter 633.
   64         (b) “Audit” means the process to confirm that the building
   65  code inspection services have been performed by the private
   66  provider, including ensuring that the required affidavit for the
   67  plan review has been properly completed and submitted with
   68  affixed to the permit documents and that the minimum mandatory
   69  inspections required under the building code have been performed
   70  and properly recorded. The local building official may not
   71  replicate the plan review or inspection being performed by the
   72  private provider, unless expressly authorized by this section.
   73         (c) “Building” means any construction, erection,
   74  alteration, demolition, or improvement of, or addition to, any
   75  structure or site work for which permitting by a local
   76  enforcement agency is required.
   77         (d) “Building code inspection services” means those
   78  services described in s. 468.603(5) and (8) involving the review
   79  of building plans as well as those services involving the review
   80  of site plans and site work engineering plans or their
   81  functional equivalent, to determine compliance with applicable
   82  codes and those inspections required by law, conducted either in
   83  person or virtually, of each phase of construction for which
   84  permitting by a local enforcement agency is required to
   85  determine compliance with applicable codes.
   86         (e) “Deliver” or “delivery” means any method of delivery
   87  used in conventional business or commercial practice, including
   88  delivery by electronic transmissions.
   89         (f) “Duly authorized representative” means an agent of the
   90  private provider identified in the permit application who
   91  reviews plans or performs inspections as provided by this
   92  section and who is licensed as an engineer under chapter 471 or
   93  as an architect under chapter 481 or who holds a standard
   94  certificate under part XII of chapter 468.
   95         (g)Electronically posted” means providing notices of
   96  decisions, results, or records, including inspection records,
   97  through the use of a website or other form of electronic
   98  communication used to transmit or display information.
   99         (h)“Electronic signature” means any letters, characters,
  100  or symbols manifested by electronic or similar means which are
  101  executed or adopted by a party with an intent to authenticate a
  102  writing or record.
  103         (i)“Electronic transmission” or “submitted electronically
  104  means any form or process of communication not directly
  105  involving the physical transfer of paper or another tangible
  106  medium which is suitable for the retention, retrieval, and
  107  reproduction of information by the recipient and is retrievable
  108  in paper form by the receipt through an automated process. All
  109  notices provided for in this section may be transmitted
  110  electronically and shall have the same legal effect as if
  111  physically posted or mailed.
  112         (j)(f) “Immediate threat to public safety and welfare”
  113  means a building code violation that, if allowed to persist,
  114  constitutes an immediate hazard that could result in death,
  115  serious bodily injury, or significant property damage. This
  116  paragraph does not limit the authority of the local building
  117  official to issue a Notice of Corrective Action at any time
  118  during the construction of a building project or any portion of
  119  such project if the official determines that a condition of the
  120  building or portion thereof may constitute a hazard when the
  121  building is put into use following completion as long as the
  122  condition cited is shown to be in violation of the building code
  123  or approved plans.
  124         (k)(g) “Local building official” means the individual
  125  within the governing jurisdiction responsible for direct
  126  regulatory administration or supervision of plans review,
  127  enforcement, and inspection of any construction, erection,
  128  alteration, demolition, or substantial improvement of, or
  129  addition to, any structure for which permitting is required to
  130  indicate compliance with applicable codes and includes any duly
  131  authorized designee of such person.
  132         (l)(h) “Permit application” means a properly completed and
  133  submitted application for the requested building or construction
  134  permit, including:
  135         1. The plans reviewed by the private provider.
  136         2. The affidavit from the private provider required under
  137  subsection (6).
  138         3. Any applicable fees.
  139         4. Any documents required by the local building official to
  140  determine that the fee owner has secured all other government
  141  approvals required by law.
  142         (m)(i) “Plans” means building plans, site engineering
  143  plans, or site plans, or their functional equivalent, submitted
  144  by a fee owner or fee owner’s contractor to a private provider
  145  or duly authorized representative for review.
  146         (n)(j) “Private provider” means a person licensed as a
  147  building code administrator under part XII of chapter 468, as an
  148  engineer under chapter 471, or as an architect under chapter
  149  481. For purposes of performing inspections under this section
  150  for additions and alterations that are limited to 1,000 square
  151  feet or less to residential buildings, the term “private
  152  provider” also includes a person who holds a standard
  153  certificate under part XII of chapter 468.
  154         (o)“Qualified private provider” means a private provider
  155  who has previously performed plans review and inspection
  156  services in the local jurisdiction and has registered with the
  157  local enforcing agency by providing the local building official
  158  with the private provider’s name, firm, address, telephone
  159  number, and e-mail address; his or her professional license or
  160  certification number, qualification statements, or resumes; and,
  161  if required by the local building official, a certificate of
  162  insurance demonstrating that professional liability insurance
  163  coverage is in place for the private provider’s firm, the
  164  private provider, and any duly authorized representative in the
  165  amounts required by this section. This information must be
  166  submitted on an annual basis to the local jurisdiction in order
  167  to maintain qualifying status. If at any time any of the
  168  information submitted to the local jurisdiction changes, the
  169  private provider must contact the local jurisdiction and update
  170  the information within 10 business days after the change. The
  171  local jurisdiction is required to keep a registry of active
  172  qualified private providers.
  173         (p)(k) “Request for certificate of occupancy or certificate
  174  of completion” means a properly completed and executed
  175  application for:
  176         1. A certificate of occupancy or certificate of completion.
  177         2. A certificate of compliance from the private provider
  178  required under subsection (12) (11).
  179         3. Any applicable fees.
  180         4. Any documents required by the local building official to
  181  determine that the fee owner has secured all other government
  182  approvals required by law.
  183         (q)“Single-trade inspection” means any inspection focused
  184  on a single construction trade, such as plumbing, mechanical, or
  185  electrical. The term includes, but is not limited to,
  186  inspections of door or window replacements; fences and block
  187  walls more than 6 feet high from the top of the wall to the
  188  bottom of the footing; stucco or plastering; reroofing with no
  189  structural alteration; HVAC replacements; ductwork or fan
  190  replacements; alteration or installation of wiring, lighting,
  191  and service panels; water heater changeouts; sink replacements;
  192  and repiping.
  193         (r)(l) “Site work” means the portion of a construction
  194  project that is not part of the building structure, including,
  195  but not limited to, grading, excavation, landscape irrigation,
  196  and installation of driveways.
  197         (s)(m) “Stop-work order” means the issuance of any written
  198  statement, written directive, or written order which states the
  199  reason for the order and the conditions under which the cited
  200  work will be permitted to resume.
  201         (2)
  202         (b) If an owner or contractor retains a private provider
  203  for purposes of plans review or building inspection services,
  204  the local jurisdiction must reduce the permit fee by the amount
  205  of cost savings realized by the local enforcement agency for not
  206  having to perform such services. Such reduction may be
  207  calculated on a flat fee or percentage basis, or any other
  208  reasonable means by which a local enforcement agency assesses
  209  the cost for its plans review or inspection services It is the
  210  intent of the Legislature that owners and contractors pay
  211  reduced fees related to building permitting requirements when
  212  hiring a private provider for plans review and building
  213  inspections. A local jurisdiction must calculate the cost
  214  savings to the local enforcement agency, based on a fee owner or
  215  contractor hiring a private provider to perform plans reviews
  216  and building inspections in lieu of the local building official,
  217  and reduce the permit fees accordingly. The local jurisdiction
  218  may not charge fees for building inspections if the fee owner or
  219  contractor hires a private provider to perform such services;
  220  however, the local jurisdiction may charge a reasonable
  221  administrative fee.
  222         (3) A private provider and any duly authorized
  223  representative may only perform building code inspection
  224  services that are within the disciplines covered by that
  225  person’s licensure or certification under chapter 468, chapter
  226  471, or chapter 481, including single-trade inspections. A
  227  private provider may not provide building code inspection
  228  services pursuant to this section upon any building designed or
  229  constructed by the private provider or the private provider’s
  230  firm.
  231         (4) A fee owner or the fee owner’s contractor using a
  232  private provider to provide building code inspection services
  233  shall notify the local building official in writing at the time
  234  of permit application, or by 2 p.m. local time, 2 business days
  235  before the first scheduled inspection by the local building
  236  official or building code enforcement agency that for a private
  237  provider has been contracted to perform the performing required
  238  inspections of construction under this section, including
  239  single-trade inspections, on a form to be adopted by the
  240  commission. This notice shall include the following information:
  241         (a) The services to be performed by the private provider.
  242         (b) The name, firm, address, telephone number, and e-mail
  243  address facsimile number of each private provider who is
  244  performing or will perform such services, his or her
  245  professional license or certification number, qualification
  246  statements or resumes, and, if required by the local building
  247  official, a certificate of insurance demonstrating that
  248  professional liability insurance coverage is in place for the
  249  private provider’s firm, the private provider, and any duly
  250  authorized representative in the amounts required by this
  251  section.
  253  However, the notice is not required to include such information
  254  for private providers who are qualified private providers within
  255  the local jurisdiction and have renewed such designation
  256  pursuant to this section.
  257         (c) An acknowledgment from the fee owner in substantially
  258  the following form:
  260         I have elected to use one or more private providers to
  261         provide building code plans review and/or inspection
  262         services on the building or structure that is the
  263         subject of the enclosed permit application, as
  264         authorized by s. 553.791, Florida Statutes. I
  265         understand that the local building official may not
  266         review the plans submitted or perform the required
  267         building inspections to determine compliance with the
  268         applicable codes, except to the extent specified in
  269         said law. Instead, plans review and/or required
  270         building inspections will be performed by licensed or
  271         certified personnel identified in the application. The
  272         law requires minimum insurance requirements for such
  273         personnel, but I understand that I may require more
  274         insurance to protect my interests. By executing this
  275         form, I acknowledge that I have made inquiry regarding
  276         the competence of the licensed or certified personnel
  277         and the level of their insurance and am satisfied that
  278         my interests are adequately protected. I agree to
  279         indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the local
  280         government, the local building official, and their
  281         building code enforcement personnel from any and all
  282         claims arising from my use of these licensed or
  283         certified personnel to perform building code
  284         inspection services with respect to the building or
  285         structure that is the subject of the enclosed permit
  286         application.
  288  If the fee owner or the fee owner’s contractor makes any changes
  289  to the listed private providers or the services to be provided
  290  by those private providers, the fee owner or the fee owner’s
  291  contractor shall, within 1 business day after any change or
  292  within 2 business days before the next scheduled inspection,
  293  update the notice to reflect such changes. A change of a duly
  294  authorized representative named in the permit application does
  295  not require a revision of the permit, and the building code
  296  enforcement agency shall not charge a fee for making the change.
  297  In addition, the fee owner or the fee owner’s contractor shall
  298  post at the project site, before the commencement of
  299  construction and updated within 1 business day after any change,
  300  on a form to be adopted by the commission, the name, firm,
  301  address, telephone number, and facsimile number of each private
  302  provider who is performing or will perform building code
  303  inspection services, the type of service being performed, and
  304  similar information for the primary contact of the private
  305  provider on the project.
  306         (6) A private provider performing plans review under this
  307  section shall review the plans to determine compliance with the
  308  applicable codes. Upon determining that the plans reviewed
  309  comply with the applicable codes, the private provider shall
  310  prepare an affidavit or affidavits on a form reasonably
  311  acceptable to the commission certifying, under oath, that the
  312  following is true and correct to the best of the private
  313  provider’s knowledge and belief:
  314         (a) The plans were reviewed by the affiant, who is duly
  315  authorized to perform plans review pursuant to this section and
  316  holds the appropriate license or certificate.
  317         (b) The plans comply with the applicable codes.
  319  Such affidavit may bear a written or electronic signature and
  320  may be submitted electronically to the local building official.
  321         (7)
  322         (b) If the local building official provides a written
  323  notice of plan deficiencies to the permit applicant within the
  324  prescribed 20-day period, the 20-day period shall be tolled
  325  pending resolution of the matter. To resolve the plan
  326  deficiencies, the permit applicant may elect to dispute the
  327  deficiencies pursuant to subsection (14) (13) or to submit
  328  revisions to correct the deficiencies.
  329         (d) If the local building official provides a second
  330  written notice of plan deficiencies to the permit applicant
  331  within the prescribed time period, the permit applicant may
  332  elect to dispute the deficiencies pursuant to subsection (14)
  333  (13) or to submit additional revisions to correct the
  334  deficiencies. For all revisions submitted after the first
  335  revision, the local building official has an additional 5
  336  business days from the date of resubmittal to issue the
  337  requested permit or to provide a written notice to the permit
  338  applicant stating which of the previously identified plan
  339  features remain in noncompliance with the applicable codes, with
  340  specific reference to the relevant code chapters and sections.
  341         (8) A private provider performing required inspections
  342  under this section shall inspect each phase of construction as
  343  required by the applicable codes. Such inspection may be
  344  performed in-person or virtually. The private provider may have
  345  shall be permitted to send a duly authorized representative to
  346  the building site to perform the required inspections, provided
  347  all required reports are prepared by and bear the written or
  348  electronic signature of the private provider or the private
  349  provider’s duly authorized representative. The duly authorized
  350  representative must be an employee of the private provider
  351  entitled to receive reemployment assistance benefits under
  352  chapter 443. The contractor’s contractual or legal obligations
  353  are not relieved by any action of the private provider.
  354         (9) A private provider performing required inspections
  355  under this section shall provide notice to the local building
  356  official of the date and approximate time of any such inspection
  357  no later than the prior business day by 2 p.m. local time or by
  358  any later time permitted by the local building official in that
  359  jurisdiction. The local building official may not prohibit the
  360  private provider from performing any inspection outside the
  361  local building official’s normal operating hours, including
  362  after hours, weekends, or holidays. The local building official
  363  may visit the building site as often as necessary to verify that
  364  the private provider is performing all required inspections. A
  365  deficiency notice must be posted at the job site by the private
  366  provider, the duly authorized representative of the private
  367  provider, or the building department whenever a noncomplying
  368  item related to the building code or the permitted documents is
  369  found. Such notice may be physically posted at the job site or
  370  electronically posted. After corrections are made, the item must
  371  be reinspected by the private provider or representative before
  372  being concealed. Reinspection or reaudit fees shall not be
  373  charged by the local jurisdiction as a result of the local
  374  jurisdiction’s audit inspection occurring before the performance
  375  of the private provider’s inspection or for any other
  376  administrative matter not involving the detection of a violation
  377  of the building code or a permit requirement.
  378         (10) If equipment replacements and repairs must be
  379  performed in an emergency situation, subject to the emergency
  380  permitting provisions of the Florida Building Code, a private
  381  provider may perform emergency inspection services without first
  382  notifying the local building official pursuant to subsection
  383  (9). A private provider must conduct the inspection within 3
  384  business days after being contacted to conduct an emergency
  385  inspection and must submit the inspection report to the local
  386  building official within 1 day after the inspection is
  387  completed.
  388         (11)(10) Upon completing the required inspections at each
  389  applicable phase of construction, the private provider shall
  390  record such inspections on a form acceptable to the local
  391  building official. The form must bear the written or electronic
  392  signature of be signed by the provider or the provider’s duly
  393  authorized representative. These inspection records shall
  394  reflect those inspections required by the applicable codes of
  395  each phase of construction for which permitting by a local
  396  enforcement agency is required. The private provider, upon
  397  completion of the required inspection before leaving the project
  398  site, shall post each completed inspection record, indicating
  399  pass or fail, at the site and provide the record to the local
  400  building official within 2 business days. Such inspection record
  401  may be electronically posted by the private provider or the
  402  private provider may post such inspection record physically at
  403  the project site. The private provider may electronically
  404  transmit the record to the local building official. The local
  405  building official may waive the requirement to provide a record
  406  of each inspection within 2 business days if the record is
  407  electronically posted or posted at the project site and all such
  408  inspection records are submitted with the certificate of
  409  compliance. Unless the records have been electronically posted,
  410  records of all required and completed inspections shall be
  411  maintained at the building site at all times and made available
  412  for review by the local building official. The private provider
  413  shall report to the local enforcement agency any condition that
  414  poses an immediate threat to public safety and welfare.
  415         (12)(11) Upon completion of all required inspections, the
  416  private provider shall prepare a certificate of compliance, on a
  417  form acceptable to the local building official, summarizing the
  418  inspections performed and including a written representation,
  419  under oath, that the stated inspections have been performed and
  420  that, to the best of the private provider’s knowledge and
  421  belief, the building construction inspected complies with the
  422  approved plans and applicable codes. The statement required of
  423  the private provider shall be substantially in the following
  424  form and shall be signed and sealed by a private provider as
  425  established in subsection (1) or may be electronically
  426  transmitted to the local building official:
  428         To the best of my knowledge and belief, the building
  429         components and site improvements outlined herein and
  430         inspected under my authority have been completed in
  431         conformance with the approved plans and the applicable
  432         codes.
  434         (13)(12) No more than 2 business days after receipt of a
  435  request for a certificate of occupancy or certificate of
  436  completion and the applicant’s presentation of a certificate of
  437  compliance and approval of all other government approvals
  438  required by law, the local building official shall issue the
  439  certificate of occupancy or certificate of completion or provide
  440  a notice to the applicant identifying the specific deficiencies,
  441  as well as the specific code chapters and sections. If the local
  442  building official does not provide notice of the deficiencies
  443  within the prescribed 2-day period, the request for a
  444  certificate of occupancy or certificate of completion shall be
  445  deemed granted and the certificate of occupancy or certificate
  446  of completion shall be issued by the local building official on
  447  the next business day. To resolve any identified deficiencies,
  448  the applicant may elect to dispute the deficiencies pursuant to
  449  subsection (14) (13) or to submit a corrected request for a
  450  certificate of occupancy or certificate of completion.
  451         (15)(14) For the purposes of this section, any notice to be
  452  provided by the local building official shall be deemed to be
  453  provided to the person or entity when successfully transmitted
  454  to the e-mail address facsimile number listed for that person or
  455  entity in the permit application or revised permit application,
  456  or, if no e-mail address facsimile number is stated, when
  457  actually received by that person or entity.
  458         (16)(a)(15)(a) A local enforcement agency, local building
  459  official, or local government may not adopt or enforce any laws,
  460  rules, procedures, policies, qualifications, or standards more
  461  stringent than those prescribed by this section.
  462         (b) A local enforcement agency, local building official, or
  463  local government may establish, for private providers and duly
  464  authorized representatives working within that jurisdiction, a
  465  system of registration to verify compliance with the licensure
  466  requirements of paragraph (1)(n) (1)(j) and the insurance
  467  requirements of subsection (17). Such registration must be
  468  distinct from the registry of qualified private providers (16).
  469         (c) This section does not limit the authority of the local
  470  building official to issue a stop-work order for a building
  471  project or any portion of the project, as provided by law, if
  472  the official determines that a condition on the building site
  473  constitutes an immediate threat to public safety and welfare.
  474         (21)Notwithstanding any other law, a county, a
  475  municipality, a school district, or an independent special
  476  district may elect to use a private provider to provide building
  477  code inspection services for a public works project, an
  478  improvement, a building, or any other structure that is owned by
  479  the county, municipality, school district, or independent
  480  special district.
  481         Section 7. Paragraph (a) of subsection (8) and subsection
  482  (14) of section 553.842, Florida Statutes, are amended to read:
  483         553.842 Product evaluation and approval.—
  484         (8) The commission may adopt rules to approve the following
  485  types of entities that produce information on which product
  486  approvals are based. All of the following entities, including
  487  engineers and architects, must comply with a nationally
  488  recognized standard demonstrating independence or no conflict of
  489  interest:
  490         (a) Evaluation entities approved under pursuant to this
  491  paragraph or that meet the criteria for approval adopted by the
  492  commission by rule. The commission shall specifically approve
  493  the National Evaluation Service, the International Association
  494  of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials Evaluation Service, the
  495  International Code Council Evaluation Services, Underwriters
  496  Laboratories, LLC, Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., and the
  497  Miami-Dade County Building Code Compliance Office Product
  498  Control Division. Architects and engineers licensed in this
  499  state are also approved to conduct product evaluations as
  500  provided in subsection (5).
  501         (14) The commission shall by rule establish criteria for
  502  revocation of product approvals as well as suspension revocation
  503  of approvals of product evaluation entities, including those
  504  approved pursuant to paragraph (8)(a), and suspension or
  505  revocation of approvals of testing laboratories, quality
  506  assurance entities, certification agencies, and validation
  507  entities. Suspension and revocation is governed by s. 120.60 and
  508  the uniform rules of procedure.
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  511  And the title is amended as follows:
  512         Delete lines 47 - 81
  513  and insert:
  514         of a building permit; prohibiting local governments
  515         from taking certain actions relating to building
  516         permits to demolish and replace single-family
  517         residential dwellings located in certain flood zones;
  518         providing requirements for such permits; amending s.
  519         553.791, F.S.; revising and defining terms; providing
  520         requirements for qualified private providers;
  521         requiring local jurisdictions to reduce permit fees
  522         under certain circumstances; deleting legislative
  523         intent; specifying that contractors using private
  524         providers to provide building code inspections
  525         services must notify local building officials in
  526         writing; revising notice requirements; deleting a
  527         provision requiring fee owners or fee owners’
  528         contractors to post certain information at a project
  529         site before commencing construction; authorizing
  530         certain affidavits to be signed with electronic
  531         signatures and be submitted to local building
  532         officials electronically; authorizing certain
  533         inspections to be performed in-person or virtually;
  534         authorizing certain reports to be signed with
  535         electronic signatures; authorizing certain notices to
  536         be electronically posted; authorizing private
  537         providers to perform certain replacements and repairs
  538         without first notifying local building officials under
  539         certain circumstances; authorizing certain forms to be
  540         signed with electronic signatures; authorizing certain
  541         inspection records to be electronically posted and
  542         electronically submitted to local building officials;
  543         authorizing certificates of compliance to be
  544         electronically transmitted to local building
  545         officials; specifying that a certain registry must be
  546         distinct from the registry of qualified private
  547         providers; conforming provisions to changes made by
  548         the act; authorizing a county, a municipality, a
  549         school district, or an independent special district to
  550         use a private provider to provide building code
  551         inspection services for certain purposes; amending s.
  552         553.842, F.S.; requiring evaluation entities that meet
  553         certain criteria to comply with certain standards;
  554         revising rulemaking requirements relating to
  555         suspensions and revocations by the commission;
  556         specifying that suspensions are governed by specified
  557         provisions;