Florida Senate - 2022                                    SB 1190
       By Senator Boyd
       21-01019-22                                           20221190__
    1                        A bill to be entitled                      
    2         An act relating to two-way radio communication
    3         enhancement systems; amending s. 633.202, F.S.;
    4         authorizing the use of two-way radio communication
    5         enhancement systems to comply with certain radio
    6         signal strength requirements in the Florida Fire
    7         Prevention Code; specifying that such systems or
    8         equivalent systems are not required in certain
    9         apartment buildings; providing an effective date.
   11  Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Florida:
   13         Section 1. Subsection (18) of section 633.202, Florida
   14  Statutes, is amended to read:
   15         633.202 Florida Fire Prevention Code.—
   16         (18) The authority having jurisdiction shall determine the
   17  minimum radio signal strength for fire department communications
   18  in all new high-rise and existing high-rise buildings. Two-way
   19  radio communication enhancement systems or equivalent systems
   20  may be used to comply with the minimum radio signal strength
   21  requirements. However, two-way radio communication enhancement
   22  systems or equivalent systems are not required in apartment
   23  buildings that are 75 feet or less in height. Existing buildings
   24  are not required to comply with minimum radio strength for fire
   25  department communications and two-way radio communication
   26  enhancement systems system enhancement communications as
   27  required by the Florida Fire Prevention Code until January 1,
   28  2025. However, by January 1, 2024, an existing building that is
   29  not in compliance with the requirements for minimum radio
   30  strength for fire department communications must apply for an
   31  appropriate permit for the required installation with the local
   32  government agency having jurisdiction and must demonstrate that
   33  the building will become compliant by January 1, 2025. Existing
   34  apartment buildings are not required to comply until January 1,
   35  2025. However, existing apartment buildings are required to
   36  apply for the appropriate permit for the required communications
   37  installation by January 1, 2024.
   38         Section 2. This act shall take effect July 1, 2022.