Language which fixes last year's legislation impacting Chapter 162 is in position to pass in both the Florida House and Senate, but, we need your help!
The language, contained in the "Building Codes Bill" has been amended on to SB 156, an act relating to swimming pool and spa contracting. The language, and the bill, appear to be fine in the Senate.
However, in the House, things are far less clear. The language needs to be amended on to the swimming pool companion bill, HB 737 by Rep. Larry Ahern, in order to have a chance to be sent to the Governor. There are some members of the House that have problems with the swimming pool provisions, which could jeopardize the building codes language, including the code enforcement portion.
The House Building Code bill, HB 1245, is still alive and will be heard on Friday. The problem is that its Senate companion, SB 1252, is still stuck in committee, which is procedura lly problematic. However, we are going to continue to push its passage.
Please contact your legislator and ask them to support both HB 737 and HB 1245, which will both be heard on the Special Order Calendar in the House on Friday April 26, 2013. The Building Codes bill has numerous provisions that are critical to both code enforcement officers and the construction community as a whole.
Thank you for your assistance!